Barbican Film: May 2017 highlights

Barbican Cinema, Barbican Centre
May 2017 highlights

barbican.org.uk/film
Box Office 0845 120 7527

Barbican Cinema Special Events
- Into the Woods
- Silent Film and Live Music: Such is Life (Takový je život)
- The Big Sleep + Introduction by Adrian Wootton from Film London
- Cinema Matters Part 3: The Battle for Representation
- The Japanese House Film Programme: Woman of the Dunes + An Autumn Afternoon

Also screening at Barbican:
- UK Green Film Festival
- BBC Total Immersion Day: Edgard Varèse - Varèse: The One All Alone
- Architecture on Film: Having a Cigarette With Álvaro Siza (UK premiere) + Reconversão (Reconversion)
- New East Cinema: Lily Lane (UK premiere)

Performance Cinema:
- NT Live: Obsession
- Met Opera Live: Der Rosenkavalier (R Strauss)
- RSC Live: Antony & Cleopatra

Barbican Cinema Special Events:

Into the Woods
3–25 May, Cinema 1 and 3
Programmed for May, a month with a bank holiday whose origins lie in pagan festivals celebrating spring and fertility, this folk horror season takes us deep into the forest to mingle with the folk, daemons and monsters that live there. Screenings include The Company of Wolves, Lemora: A Child’s Tale of the Supernatural, VIY and Eyes of Fire.
Curated by Cigarette Burns Cinema

Silent Film and Live Music: Such is Life (Takový je život) (PG) + live musical accompaniment
Sun 7 May 4pm, Cinema 1
Czechoslovakia 1930 Dir Carl Junghans 71 min
This beautiful digital restoration represents the pinnacle of European silent era filmmaking. Director Carl Junghans captures the tragic tale of an aging laundress whose profligate husband, a brutal alcoholic, takes advantage of her labours.
In partnership with Czech Centre London and National Film Archive Prague 
 
The Big Sleep (PG) + Introduction by Adrian Wootton (Film London)
Wed 10 May 8.30pm, Cinema 3

US 1946 Dir Howard Hawks 114 min
Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall star in this timeless film noir, superbly directed by Howard Hawks. Bogart plays a private detective who gets embroiled in murder and blackmail after being hired by a rich family.

Cinema Matters Part. 3 - The Battle for Representation
2 May - 21 June, Cinema 3
Becoming the most popular method of storytelling during the 20th century, cinema has lent itself as a battleground for minorities and the dispossessed to challenge their marginality and to project alternative narratives and subjectivities on screen.
This month we will explore this theme through significant queer films that broke through the celluloid closet. Screenings include Victim, XXY, Bound, Tongue United, the ground-breaking Un Chant D’Amour, plus a new live drawing show from filmmaker Lisa Gornick which questions “What is a lesbian film?”
Part of Film in Focus

Woman of the Dunes (15)
Sun 14 May 4pm, Cinema 2
Japan 1964 Dir Hiroshi Teshigahara 124 min 35mm presentation
An entomologist wanders the dunes looking for rare specimens; he is persuaded to spend the night in a beautiful young widow's tumbledown shack at the bottom of a pit. The next morning the rope-ladder has disappeared, and, unable to escape, he is forced to join his host in her nightly chore of shoveling away the sand before it engulfs the house.
Complementing The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945 in the Art Gallery

An Autumn Afternoon (PG)
Sun 21 May 4pm, Cinema 2
Japan 1962 Dir Yasujiro Ozu 113min
Widower Shuhei Hirayama (Chishu Ryu) has been living for years with his grown-up daughter, when he encourages her to marry and leave. Ozu’s final film is suffused with a wistful autumnal feeling, culminating in a heart- breaking coda in which Hirayama returns to a hauntingly empty house.
Complementing The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945 in the Art Gallery

Also screening at Barbican :

UK Green Film Festival
4–8 May, Cinema 3
The UK Green Film Festival brings 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, food supply, and pollution. 
 
BBC Total Immersion Day: Edgard Varèse - Varèse: The One All Alone
Sat 6 May 4.30pm, Cinema 2
Netherlands 2009 Dir Frank Scheffer Running Time TBC
Featuring interviews with the lives of Elliott Carter, Pierre Boulez, John Cage and Ricardo Chailly, this documentary explores the life and work of French-American composer Edgar Varèse.
Part of BBC Total Immersion Day: Edgard Varèse.

Architecture on Film: Having a Cigarette With Álvaro Siza (UK premiere) + Reconversão (Reconversion) (U*)
Tue 9 May 6.30pm, Cinema 1
Germany 2016 Dir Iain Dilthey 52 mins
Portugal 2012 Dir Thom Andersen 67 mins
A double bill of documentaries regarding two Pritzker Prize winning Portuguese architects
– Álvaro Siza Vieira and Eduardo Souto
de Moura – reflecting upon their work and philosophy through their own words.
Curated by The Architecture Foundation

New East Cinema: Lily Lane (UK premiere) (15*)

Wed 31 May 6.30pm, Cinema 2
Hungary 2016 Dir Bence Fliegauf 91 min
Acclaimed Hungarian filmmaker Bence Fliegauf’s latest feature is an expedition into self-constructed, fictitious and bygone worlds. Centred on a mother-and-child relationship, it is a tale about growing up, motherhood and separation, told through the prism of fairytales.

Performance Cinema:

NT Live: Obsession (15)
Thu 11 May 7pm, Cinema 1

Met Opera Live: Der Rosenkavalier (R Strauss) (12A)
Sat 13 May 5.30pm, Cinema 1


RSC Live: Antony & Cleopatra (#)
Wed 24 May 7pm, Cinema 2

New Releases:
Also screening in the cinemas this month will be some of the best new releases including My Life as a Courgette, Berlin Syndrome, Frantz , Miss Sloane, The Levelling, The Other Side of Hope and Alien: Covenant.
ENDS
Notes to Editors

For further information contact:
Sarah Harvey Publicity 020 7732 7790
Sarah Harvey: sarah@sarahharveypublicity.co.uk
Hayley Willis: hayley@sarahharveypublicity.co.uk


Ticket prices:
barbican.org.uk/film Box Office: 0845 120 7527


New releases/Film festivals: http://www.barbican.org.uk/film/festivals.asp Standard: £12.00 Barbican Members: £9.70 Concessions: £11.00 Under 18s: £6.50 Young Barbican: £5.50/£10.50/£15.50 Monday Madness: £6.50 (New Release films only) Student Tuesdays £5.50

Repertory seasons : £10.50 (standard), £9.50 (concessions), £8.60 (members)

3D films: http://www.barbican.org.uk/film/talks.asp Standard: £14.00 Barbican Members: £12.80 Concessions £13.00 Under 18s: £8.50 Young Barbican: £7.50 Monday Madness: £8.50 Student Tuesdays: £7.50

Silent Film and Live Music: http://www.barbican.org.uk/film/series.asp
Standard: £12.50 Double Bills: £16.50

Framed Film Club: £2.50 child / £3.50 adult
No unaccompanied adults or children.

Parent and Baby Screenings: £6

* Local Classification
# Certificate to be confirmed


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For further information contact: 

Sarah Harvey Publicity 020 7732 7790

Sarah Harvey: sarah@sarahharveypublicity.co.uk

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