The latest content and news from the Barbican. Book tickets at barbican.org.uk
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Cinema

From epic to arthouse, thriller to fantasy and action to animation - take a front-row seat in our cinema as we explore our diverse range of film festivals, ScreenTalks, seasons and events with exclusive interviews, feaures, videos and podcasts.

The Grime and the Glamour

We look back at the scuzzy & blisteringly creative streets of late 70s and 80s New York City, as seen on the big screen
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Being Ruby Rich

From feminism via New Queer Cinema to social documentary, we look at B Ruby Rich's 40 years as a film curator and critic
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BUGS at UK Green Film Festival

Incredible nutritional value, delicious flavours, low environmental impact - would you sample this unusual food source?
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Playing Les Miserables

Pianist Neil Brand explains his excitement accompanying the ‘greatest ever adaptation’ of Victor Hugo’s master work
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The Films of Yasuo Moriyama

What do your films say about you? We get to know Moriyama more with a look through his eclectic film collection
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Their Chronic Youth

We hand over to Young Programmers Laura and Kofo to introduce the highlights from their Chronic Youth Film Festival
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What London Watches: The Ten Films…

Last year, we asked Londoners: 'what film shook your world and why'? We can now announce the ten films...
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Inside the ScreenTalks Archive

We head into the archive, dust off the tapes and rediscover conversations with some of the world’s leading filmmakers
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Movie Magic: Eadweard Muybridge

Movies are magic - but where did the magic come from before the cinema became our refuge?
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Dostoevsky in December

Curator of Dostoevsky Day, Dr Vladimir Smith-Mesa introduces our seasonal film series
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Welcoming Underwire Festival

We talk to Underwire Festival producer Anna Bogutskaya as we welcome Underwire to the Barbican for the first time
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The Shock Value of Cheap Thrills

'The value of shock is vital in jolting viewers out of complacent preconceptions' - Virginie Selavy gets shocking...
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Designing Cheap Thrills

Putting style into trash, we meet Verity Slade, the illustrator behind our vibrant and vulgar Cheap Thrills campaign
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What London Watches: Ten Films That Shook Our World

We want to hear from you... Tell us the film that shook your world and you could see it on the big screen in April.
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A Silent Classic: Robin Hood

'He wanted the look of the film to be accurate – not easy when you are dealing with centuries-old folklore...'
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A Year of Film in Focus

Cinematic craft to science fiction, archival discoveries to audience curated seasons, feminism, social documentary...
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Meet the Director: Gravity’s Law

Filmmaker Matthew McDermott introduces his beautiful short film, shot in the Barbican Estate
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Introducing Drahomíra Vihanová

'She completed the film and it was immediately banned' - learn more about the struggles of the political filmmaker
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Isabelle Huppert in London

Ahead of her stage appearance as Phaedra, we look back at some of Huppert's finest on-screen moments
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Introducing UK Green Film Festival

Meet Festival Director Dan Beck to learn more about the inspirations and debates behind this fascinating film progamme
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An Audience for Audiard

'Ineffably cool, pipe-smoking and unafraid, Audiard handles intriguing, dark and difficult stories with aplomb'
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The ‘New East’ in Film

Ready for this Spring's new film series, we learn more about the thought-provoking cinema emerging from the 'New East'
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Rescoring ‘La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc’

'The tiniest flicker of Falconetti’s eyelid has the impact of a gunshot' - a silent classic receives a new sound
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1966 with Jon Savage

'Music was no longer commenting on life, but was indivisible from life' - Jon Savage introduces the films of 1966
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The Colour of Money

In the movies, every shot is a money shot – Matthew Sweet introduces our new autumn film season.
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Boy Blue Entertainment: Intrusion

Along the deserted highwalks, down into our empty foyers, a strange presence follows a group of dancers after hours...
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In Her Words: Mania Akbari

'What is the border between me and the audience? This is my conversation. This is my art'
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On Barbicania: Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine

Turning the camera on themselves, directors Ila Bêka & Louise Lemoine reflect on the making of their Barbican portrait
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Are cities good for us?

Alastair Donald explores the lures and perils of urban life, mega-cities & rapid urbanisation, inspired by City Visions
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Blow the Bloody Doors off!

Ben Eshmade looks back at the iconic film soundtracks of the Ambassador of Cool - Michael Caine.
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Architecture, Film and the Barbican

Justin Jaeckle celebrates our ongoing relationship with The Architecture Foundation in our popular film series
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Urban Wandering: Estate Q&A

Listen to highlights from our Urban Wandering ScreenTalk with 'Estate' director Andrea Luka Zimmerman and Will Self.
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Will Self on Urban Wandering

Will Self explores the history behind the Urban Wandering movement in this essay on ‘psychogeography'
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