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Barbican Cinema - July & August highlights

Barbican Cinema, Barbican Centre
July & August 2018 highlights

barbican.org.uk/whats-on/cinema

Barbican Cinema Special Events:

  • The Final Girls present: Unholy Women
  • Tracking Edith & ScreenTalk with Peter Stephan Jungk & Lillian Birnhaum
  • Alternate Realities, presented by Sheffield Doc/Fest and Barbican Centre, with support from Arts Council, England

Also Screening at the Barbican:

  • Beatles Yellow Submarine: 50th Anniversary Screening

Performance Cinema:

  • The Opera House
  • Romeo & Juliet (12A) – Royal Shakespeare Company Live
  • Saul - Glyndebourne Encore
  • Vanessa - Glyndebourne Live
     

Barbican Cinema Special Events:
The Final Girls present: Unholy Women

3-17 Jul, Cinemas 1 & 3
The feminist horror film collective present a season of films with convention-defying women at the centre. Confined, either physically or emotionally, they challenge established notions of femininity, control and hysteria.

Tracking Edith & ScreenTalk with Director Peter Stephan Jungk and Producer Lillian Birnbaum
Sat 28 Jul, 6.30pm 
Following a screening of their riveting 2016 documentary, director Peter Stephan Jungk and producer Lillian Birnbaum will join us in conversation to the titular historical figure, Edith Tudor-Hart – an Austrian/British photographer who led a double life as a secret agent for the KGB. The film recounts her remarkable life, told through her photographs and animated re-enactments.

Alternate Realities, presented by Sheffield Doc/Fest and Barbican Centre, with support from the Arts Council, England
20–27 Aug, Barbican Level G
The UK’s premiere documentary festival comes to the Barbican to share highlights from its Alternate Realities exhibition, showcasing immersive and interactive story forms. These will be accompanied by a programme of documentaries curated by the Barbican Cinema.

Also screening at the Barbican:

Beatles Yellow Submarine: 50th Anniversary Screening
Sun 8 Jul 6pm, Cinema 2
The Beatles’ legendary animated hit film Yellow Submarine is returning to cinemas across the UK and Ireland on 8 July 2018.

Performance Cinema:
The Opera House

1 July, 16.00, Cinema 3
A new film by award-winning documentary filmmaker Susan Froemke, surveys a remarkable period of the Metropolitan Opera’s rich history and a time of great change for New York.

Royal Shakespeare Company Live: Romeo & Juliet 12A
Wed 18 Jul 7pm, Cinema 2
**** ‘A fresh, fleet, blade-sharp revival
– The Daily Telegraph
Set in a world very like our own, this Romeo and Juliet is about a generation of young people born into violence and ripped apart by the bitter divisions of their parents. Directed by Erica Whyman, with Bally Gill and Karen Fishwick in the leads.

Glyndebourne Encore: Saul
Thu 26 Jul 6.30pm, Cinema 3

Glyndebourne Live: Vanessa
Tue 14 Aug 6.30pm, Cinema 3

New Releases
*Stop Press - New Summer Ticket Offer Special*
On Thursdays throughout July and August, pre-book our ‘Summer Special’ online and pay just £12 for a New Release cinema ticket, plus a beer, wine or soft drink. (Will incur a 60p booking fee per transaction).

Mary Shelley (12A)
From Fri 6 Jul
UK 2018, Dir Haifaa Al-Mansour, 121 mins
The story Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin (Elle Fanning) – the author of Frankenstein – and her tempestuous relationship with the poet Percy Shelley (Douglas Booth).

Whitney
From Fri 6 Jul
USA 2018, Dir Kevin Macdonald, 120 mins
An in-depth look at the life and music of Whitney Houston.

Vertigo
From Fri 13 Jul
USA, 1958 Alfred Hitchcock, 124 mins
Hitchcock's haunting, compelling masterpiece is uniquely revelatory about the director's own predilections and is widely considered to be one of his masterworks.

Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!
From Fri 20 Jul
USA 2018, Dir Ol Parker, 128 mins
How could we resist (Cher)? In this sequel to the smash hit musical, Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) learns about her mother’s past while pregnant.

Generation Wealth
From Fri 20 Jul
USA 2018, Dir Lauren Greenfield, 118 mins
Lauren Greenfield’s compelling film examines materialism, celebrity culture, and social status and reflects on the desire to be wealthy at any cost.

Tracking Edith
From 27 Jul
Austria, Dir Peter Stephen Jungk, 91 mins
Tracking Edith tells the story of a socially engaged, known Austrian/British photographer who led a double life: as a secret agent for the KGB.

Apostasy
From Fri 27 Jul
UK, Dir Dan Kokotajlo, 95 mins
Written and directed by Daniel Kokotajlo, a former Jehovah’s Witness, Apostasy is a remarkable debut film, providing rare authenticity and insight into faith, family, duty and love.

The Escape
From Fri 3 Aug
USA, 2018, Dir Dominic Savage, 102 mins
A woman sets out to reclaim her life in this stirring, emotionally rich look at what it means to start over.

Bullitt
From Fri 3 Aug
USA, 1968 Dir Peter Yates, 113 mins
Highly influential 1968 cop movie set in San Francisco. Steve McQueen stars as the eponymous Lt. Frank Bullitt, a workaday cowboy Cop - who goes after the Mafia hit men who killed a witness he was protecting.

The Eyes of Orson Welles
Fri 17 Aug
UK, 20018, Dir Mark Cousins, 95 mins
Filmmaker Mark Cousins dives deep into the visual world of this legendary director and actor, to reveal a portrait of the artist as he’s never been seen before

Yardie
From Fri 24 Aug
UK 2018, Dir Idris Elba, 101 mins
Idris Elba’s directorial debut follows a young man (Aml Ameen) as his quest for retribution brings him into conflict with a vicious London gangster.

The Children Act
From Fri 24 Aug
UK 2018, Dir Richard Eyre, 105 mins
Based on Ian McEwan’s novel, this heart-breaking drama follows High Court judge Fiona Maye (Emma Thompson), as she rules in the case of a minor refusing a life-saving blood transfusion.

BlackKkKlansman
From Fri 24 Aug
USA, 2018, Dir Spike Lee, 128 mins
Based on the true story of Ron Stallworth, an African-American police officer from Colorado, who successfully managed to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan and became the head of the local chapter.

The Miseducation of Cameron Post
From Fri 31 Aug
USA 2018, Dir Desiree Akhavan, 90 mins
Desiree Akhavan (Appropriate Behaviour) directs Chloë Grace Moretz in the story of a teenage girl forced into a gay conversion therapy centre in 1993.

ENDS

Notes to Editors
For further information contact:

Ian Cuthbert, Communications Manager, Cinema
ian.cuthbert@barbican.org.uk/ 07980 925 352
 

Sarah Harvey, Press Consultant
sarah@sarahharveypublicity.co.uk/  020 7732 7790

Ticket prices:
https://www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/cinema Box Office: 0845 120 7527

New releases/Film festivals: https://www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/cinema?tab=series - listing-tabs
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.

*New Summer Ticket Offer Special* – on Thursdays throughout July and August, pre-book and pay only £12 for a New Release cinema ticket, plus a beer, wine or soft drink.

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

3D films: 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:
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