The Barbican hosts a wide variety of film festivals and seasons, with a host of screenings, special ScreenTalks and festival events every year - check out what we have coming up.

Cinema Matters: The Battle for Representation
2 May 2017 - 21 June 2017
Cinema has lent itself as a medium for minorities and the dispossessed to challenge their marginality through storytelling.

Into the Woods
3 - 25 May 2017
Join us as we venture in to the darkness of the forest and mingle with the folk, daemons and monsters who inhabit these haunted landscapes.

UK Green Film Festival 2017
4 - 8 May 2017
A stunning programme of titles from around the world exploring issues ranging from the rights of local communities to global concerns such as climate change, energy and pollution

The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945
The first major UK exhibition to focus on Japanese domestic architecture from the end of the Second World War to now, a field which has consistently produced some of the most influential and extraordinary examples of modern and contemporary design.

Sci-fi Sundays
18 June 2017 - 20 August 2017
Delve into dystopia with this season of sci-fi classics including the hugely influential Ikarie XB-1, Soylent Green and George Lucas’ directorial debut THX 1138.

Being Ruby Rich
22 - 25 June 2017
One of cinema's most important critics and thinkers, we're thrilled to welcome B Ruby Rich and to celebrate her incredible career.

Cinema Matters: Bigger Than Life
3 - 18 July 2017
How the close-up makes a movie star

Shubback 2017 - A Window on Contemporary Arab Culture
4 - 9 July 2017
The UK’s largest festival of contemporary Arab culture

The Grime and the Glamour: NYC 1976-90
29 September 2017 - 5 October 2017
Get a taste of the scuzzy and blisteringly creative streets of late 1970s and 80s New York City, with films by Susan Seidelman, Chantal Akerman, Jim Jarmusch and Bette Gordon

Film in Focus 2017
1 January 2017 - 31 December 2017
Film in Focus is a year celebrating the power of the moving image and its influence across the arts

Science on Screen
A series of cinematic explorations of the space where science and culture overlap

Oscar® Scores
Hear from Academy Award-winning and nominated composers as they discuss their work in film

New East Cinema
27 April 2016 - 21 September 2019
Contemporary cinema from Eastern Europe and beyond

Architecture on Film
A season of one-off events where architecture meets cinema, curated by The Architecture Foundation

Silent Film & Live Music Series
Barbican is the home of silent cinema in London

Live and encore cinema screenings
See the best theatre, opera, ballet and music from the comfort of our cinema screens

National Theatre Live and Encore
National Theatre Live presents live and encore screenings of some of their most astonishing recent productions

Royal Opera House Live
26 September 2016 - 28 June 2017
We are delighted to bring you selected live screenings from the Royal Opera House

Met Opera Live in HD 2016–17
8 October 2016 - 13 May 2017
The Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live transmissions returns for the 2016-2017 season

Glyndebourne 2017
8 June 2017 - 30 August 2017
Glyndebourne continues its programme of cinema broadcasts with three extraordinary performances from the Festival.

Teatro Alla Scala Opera Season 2017
15 January 2017 - 19 June 2017
Incredible performances from one of the most renowned opera houses in the world.

Relaxed Screenings
Film screenings that are specially tailored for film fans who may be on the autistic spectrum, have Tourette Syndrome, anxiety, sensory difficulties or other learning disabilities.

Parent and Baby Screenings
Enjoy the best new films on the big screen with your little ones of twelve months and under

Framed Film Club
Framed Film Club is a year-round programme of film and learning for young people taking place every Saturday morning

Members' screenings
Exclusive Member's screenings and enjoy priority booking on ScreenTalks and special events.

New live music and film experiences
Rediscover the classics and explore innovative ways in which film and music can interact.

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