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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.

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


My Twisted Valentine
13 - 14 February 2016
Four beautifully twisted films exploring some more interesting sides to love


Awards Week 2016
4 - 10 March 2016
Catch the best films of awards season in one glamorous week.


Shakespeare on the Silent Screen
6 March 2016 - 10 April 2016
A series of rare and silent Shakespeare films from the dawn of cinema.


Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2016
 
Human Rights Watch Film Festival returns for another year with a fantastic selection of eye-opening films that challenge and inspire.


CRIME: Hong Kong Style
15 - 31 March 2016
From noir-tinged thrillers, to tales of hardnosed gangsters, to entertainingly comic capers, this season shows that there is much more to Hong Kong’s take on the crime film than stereotypical images.


Focus Film Festival 2016: Chronic Youth
19 - 20 March 2016



Snapshot of London: As Captured by International Filmmakers
5 - 29 May 2016
Explore London, as seen through the lenses of some of international film directors in the 1960’s and ‘70s. Featuring Truffaut’s stunning 1966 adaptation of Fahrenheit 451 and Horace Ové’s landmark feature Pressure.


Framed Film Club
 
Framed Film Club is a 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


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


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


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