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.

Head Trips: Films for the Inner Eye
19 - 27 September 2016
Psych out to this trippy selection of films, designed to dazzle and elate. Featuring a new digital restoration of cult Japanese anime Belladonna of Sadness and Werner Herzog’s epic trance film Fata Morgana.

Michael Clark on Screen
4 October 2016
Films celebrating the work of choreographer Michael Clark.

Global Heath Film Festival 2016
11 - 12 November 2016
This annual two-day festival brings together health advocates, filmmakers, journalists and the general public for global health advocacy though a diverse programme of screenings and workshops.

Film in Focus
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.

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

Cheap Thrills: Trash, Movies and the Art of Transgression
28 October 2016 - 6 November 2016
Revel in some of the most interesting, most transgressive moments in cinema, as we explore the trashier side of celluloid

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

Science on Screen
19 April 2016 - 6 February 2017
A series of cinematic explorations of the space where science and culture overlap

Oscar® Winning Scores
20 April 2016 - 8 March 2017
Hear from Academy Award-winning composers as they discuss their work in film

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

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

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

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

Royal Opera House Live
26 September 2016 - 28 June 2017
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

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

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