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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.

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


Beckett on Screen
7 - 14 June 2015
A series of rarely-seen and utterly compelling works by Samuel Beckett on television and film, featuring Happy Days, Play, Ghost Trio and Eh Joe.


Glyndebourne 2015
 
Glyndebourne broadcasts three of its festival productions from the 2015 programme


Station to Station: A 30 Day Happening
 
Doug Aitken’s ‘living exhibition’ takes over the Centre this summer.


Beyond Barbican
 
This summer, we present Barking Town Square Street Party and Walthamstow Garden Party. These free events feature music, theatre, arts & crafts, food and family activity.


East End Film Festival 2015
4 - 9 July 2015
A programme of cutting edge feature films and political documentaries from as far afield as Lebanon, Georgia and Palestine, as well as the USA and the UK; all with a focus on the most exciting, boundary pushing first and second time directors in cinema.


Nan Goldin and Friends
6 - 15 July 2015
A series of work by photographer Nan Goldin’s friends and contemporaries in New York’s downtown film scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s, plus one later film, High Art (1998), inspired by her life and person.


The Colour of Money
11 - 20 September 2015
A film season all about money, money, money and the different ways it colours our lives, from avarice to freedom.


Rio de Janeiro
24 - 28 September 2015
A dynamic showcase of Rio, Brazil's most vibrant city, captured on film, from the silent film Limite, to Fernando Meirelles' City of God (2002).


Met Opera Live in HD 2015–16
 
The Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live transmissions continues for the 2015-2016 season


RSC Shakespeare on Film
7 - 31 January 2016
A film season of William Shakespeare's greatest plays performed by the RSC and their extraordinary company of actors, including Judi Dench, David Tennant and Vanessa Redgrave.


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


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


Focus
 
Watch, review and discuss the latest movies and selected classics with a community of likeminded films fans aged 12–18.


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


London Rides: Bicycles on Film
 
A bi-monthly series of cycle-centred screenings, featuring international documentaries, features and short films


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


RSC Live
 
We are delighted to present live broadcasts from Shakespeare’s home town to our cinema screens


Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season
 
We are delighted to bring you selected live screenings from the Royal Opera House


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


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


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


New live music and film experiences
 
New live music and film experiences