Barbican Cinema, Barbican Centre
September 2017 highlights
Box Office 0845 120 7527
Barbican Cinema Special Events
- Silent Film and Live Music: London Symphony + Live Musical Accompaniment by the Covent Garden Sinfonia + Panel Discussion
- Relaxed Screening: NT Encore - Angels in America Parts 1 & 2
- Which Way Up with John McLean
- Silent Film and Live Music: Strike + Live piano accompaniment by Wendy Hiscocks
- Cinema Matters Part 5: Collective Visions
- This is Rattle: A celebration of the work of Simon Rattle
- In the Heat of the Night + Intro by Adrian Wootton
- The Grime and the Glamour: NYC 1976-90
Also screening at Barbican:
- John Le Carré Live: An Evening with George Smiley
- Architecture on Film : The Substance + ScreenTalk with Lluís Galter
- Science on Screen: Dr Strangelove + Presentation by Sandra Chapman
- Oscar Scores: The Artist + ScreenTalk with Ludovic Bource
- New East Cinema: School Number 3
- Framed Film Club - Jamila Gavin Presents
- David Gilmour at Pompeii
- Afternoon Arts: Stage Russia - Eugene Onegin
- NT Encore: Yerma
- Royal Opera House: The Magic Flute
- Afternoon Arts: Exhibition on Screen - Vincent Van Gogh
- Black Sabbath: The End of The End
Barbican Cinema Special Events:
Silent Film and Live Music: London Symphony (U) + live musical accompaniment by the Covent Garden Sinfonia + panel discussion
Sun 3 September, Cinema 1
UK 2017 Dir Alex Barrett 72 min
Alex Barrett presents a brand new artistic snapshot of London as it stands today, a city symphony celebrating its culture and diversity, followed by a discussion with the filmmakers and London history specialist Mark Rowland.
Relaxed Screening: NT Encore - Angels in American Part 1
Fri 8 Sep 12.30pm, Cinema 3
Relaxed Screening: NT Encore - Angels in American Part 2
Fri 15 Sep 12.30pm, Cinema 3
This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott. Set in America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.
Relaxed Screenings are films shown in a specially tailored environment for adults on the autistic spectrum.
Which Way Up with John McLean (12A)
Sun 9 September 12pm, Cinema 3
Czechoslovakia 1930 Dir Carl Junghans 71 min
A moving portrait of one of Britain’s foremost abstract painters, John McLean, as he continues his exceptional work as an artist, despite being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.
Silent Film and Live Music: Strike (12) + live accompaniment by Wendy Hiscocks
Sun 10 Sep 4pm, Cinema 1
USSR 1925 Dir Sergei Eisenstein 82 min
Using historical experiments in the art of montage alongside rapid editing, Sergei Eisenstein’s landmark first film tells the story of a workers’ revolt in a factory in Czarist Russia. A remarkable example of Russian revolutionary cinema.
Cinema Matters Part. 5 – Collective Visions
10 Sep - 26 October, Cinema 2 & 3
In an on-going series at Barbican, Part 5 looks at film’s ability to bring people together, forming collective identities, and how cinema inspires ideologies, revolutionary ideas and dissident voices. Including a UK premiere screening of the 4K restoration of Gillo Pontecorvo’s The Battle of Algiers and Barbara Kopple’s Harlan County, USA.
Part of Film in Focus
This is Rattle
17 Sep – 24 Sep, Cinema 1
In celebration of Sir Simon Rattle’s return to London, Barbican Cinema will screen Making of a Maestro, the first documentary about Rattle’s career; Rhythm Is It, which focusses on a project undertaken with the Berliner Philharmoniker; and Kenneth Branagh’s Henry V, for which Rattle conducted the music.
Hollywood Legends: In the Heat of the Night (12A) + Intro by Adrian Wotton
Tue 26 Sep 8.30pm, Cinema 3
US 1967 Dir Norman Jewison 108 min
Scintillating, suspenseful and justly acclaimed, this murder mystery creates two unlikely allies out of a wily redneck police chief (Rod Steiger) and a sophisticated northern city detective (Sidney Poitier), as they set out to solve a hate crime.
With introduction by Film London CEO and Poitier expert, Adrian Wotton.
The Grime and the Glamour: NYC 1976-90
29 Sep – 5 Oct, Cinema 3
In a major season at Barbican Cinema audiences get a taste of the sordid and blisteringly creative streets of late 1970s and 1980s New York, with a season of films that take us back to Jean-Michel Basquiat’s home town. Screenings include hip-hop classic Wild Style, and Jim Jarmusch’s first feature, Permanent Vacation.
Complementing Basquiat: Boom for Real in the Barbican Art Gallery.
Framed Film Club: Jamila Gavin Presents
2 – 30 Sep, Cinema 2
Every Saturday in September at 11am, Framed Film Club will screen one of author Jamila Gavin’s favourite family films, including Ratatouille, Arrietty and a special presentation of The Adventures of Prince Achmed with live musical accompaniment by Stephen Horne. On the final Saturday of the month, come along to a free Framed Extra creative workshop in the Cinema 2 & 3 foyer, led by an artist and inspired by Arrietty.
Also screening at Barbican :
John Le Carré Live: An Evening with George Smiley (12A)
7 Sep 7.45pm, Cinema 2
Featuring readings from his new novel alongside a rare question and answer session, John Le Carré shares the secrets behind the creation of his most beloved characters; live from the Royal Festival Hall.
Architecture on Film: The Substance (PG*) + ScreenTalk with Lluís Galter
Tue 12 Sep 6.45pm, Cinema 2
Spain 2016 Dir Lluís Galter 86 min
In 2010, Chinese developers decided to build a replica of Cadaques – a small Spanish coastal town beloved by Salvador Dalí – for 15,000 of their own citizens. Blurring fiction and documentary, this film follows the strange teleportation of a town from one continent to another, exploring what ‘place’ really means.
Science on Screen: Doctor Strangelove + Presentation by Sandra Chapman
Tue 19 Sep 6.15pm, Cinema 2
UK/US 1964 Dir Stanley Kubrick 103 min
How much do we rely on complex, interconnected global systems? Can the most terrible of outcomes always be contained? Sandra Chapman, Professor of Physics grapples with these questions before a screening of Stanley Kubrick’s nuclear comedy masterpiece.
In partnership with London Mathematical Laboratory.
Oscar Scores: The Artist (PG) + ScreenTalk with Ludovic Bource
Wed 20 Sep 7pm, Cinema 2
France 2011 Dir Michel Hazanavicius 100 min
Composer Ludovic Bource joins us to discuss his Academy-Award winning score, after a screening of Michel Hazanavicius’s critically acclaimed love letter to the magic of silent cinema.
Produced in collaboration with Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
New East Cinema: School Number 3 (15) (UK Premiere)
Wed 27 Sep 6.30pm, Cinema 2
Ukraine/Germany 2017 Dirs Yelizaveta Smith, Georg Genoux 116 min
Teenagers from a school in Ukraine’s Donbass share their innermost hopes, fears, desires and memories to camera . While the war between Russia and Ukraine is never mentioned, it forms an unspoken epicentre around which individual stories, full of emotion, coalesce.
In collaboration with Calvert 22 Foundation and curated by The New Social.
David Gilmour at Pompeii (#)
Wed 13 Sept 8.30pm, Cinema 1
Afternoon Arts: Eugene Onegin (#)
Thu 14 Sep 2pm, Cinema 2
NT Encore: Yerma (15)
Sun 17 Sep 1.45pm, Cinema 2
Royal Opera House: The Magic Flute (12A)
Wed 20 Sep 7.15m, Cinema 3
Afternoon Arts: Vincent Van Gogh (PG)
Thu 28 Sep 2pm, Cinema 2
Black Sabbath: The End of The End (#)
Thu 28 Sep 8.30pm, Cinema 3
Also screening in the cinemas this month will be some of the best new releases including God’s Own Country, The Limehouse Golem, The Work, Journey Through French Cinema, Victoria and Abdul, Borg/McEnroe The Party and Goodbye Christopher Robin.
Notes to Editors
For further information contact:
Sarah Harvey Publicity 020 7732 7790
Sarah Harvey: email@example.com
Hayley Willis: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
About the Barbican
A world-class arts and learning organisation, the Barbican pushes the boundaries of all major art forms including dance, film, music, theatre and visual arts. Its creative learning programme further underpins everything it does. Over 1.1 million people attend events annually, hundreds of artists and performers are featured, and more than 300 staff work onsite. The architecturally renowned centre opened in 1982 and comprises the Barbican Hall, the Barbican Theatre, The Pit, Cinemas One, Two and Three, Barbican Art Gallery, a second gallery The Curve, foyers and public spaces, a library, Lakeside Terrace, a glasshouse conservatory , conference facilities and three restaurants. The City of London Corporation is the founder and principal funder of the Barbican Centre.
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