Adrian Wootton traces the life and career of Judy Garland.
From her childhood stage career, the fame that followed her appearance in The Wizard of Oz and the many triumphs, tribulations and eventual tragedy of her personal life, Judy Garland (1922-1969) remains one of cinema’s greatest icons.
Continuing his Hollywood Legends talk series Adrian Wootton, CEO of Film London, looks at Garland’s extraordinary life and distinguished career, illustrated with clips and slides from every facet of her work.
Ticket includes a complimentary drink. This talk lasts approximately 60 minutes and is followed by a separate screening of Meet Me in St Louis. Tickets for the screening are available here at £6 for Members.
Moving from photographing leaders of the Black Power movement to directing film, Horace Ove became the first black British filmmaker to direct a feature film – Pressure in 1975. Here, he talks to his friend, experimental filmmaker, John Akomfrah.
Before the curtain rises, before the audience takes their seats - the performance has already begun. We journey into the hidden and unseen spaces of the Barbican in our exploratory film series, Barbican Portraits.
Brutal or beautiful? One of London's best examples of Brutalist architecture and a Grade II listed building, explore the fascinating architecture of the Barbican and the surrounding estate through photography, film and features.
Nearby public transport
We are within walking distance from a number of London Underground stations, the closest being Barbican, St Paul’s and Moorgate. The nearest train stations are Liverpool Street and Farringdon. Bus Route 153 runs directly past the Barbican along Chiswell Street
Car and bicycle parking
We have free bicycle spaces and paid car parking spaces available
We’ve plenty of places for you to relax and replenish, from coffee and cake to wood-fired pizzas and full pre-theatre menus
Beech Street Cafe & Bar
Foyer bars and cafe
Cinemas 2 & 3 are located at Beech Street, a short walk from the Barbican Centre’s main Silk Street entrance. There are a couple of steep, dropped kerbs and an incline to negotiate between the two sites. Level access from Beech Street.
Each auditorium has three permanent wheelchair spaces (two in the third row and one in the front row) and 153 fixed seats with capacity for a further three spaces in the front row. Access to each auditorium is up a ramp. There are also a number of seats with step-free access.
Assistance dogs may be taken into the cinema – please tell us when booking to ensure your seat has enough space. If you prefer, you may leave your dog with a member of the foyer staff during the performance.
An infrared system for hard of hearing customers is provided in each auditorium; headsets or neck loops can be collected from foyer staff. The ticket desk counter is fitted with an induction loop.
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