Saved events

The Glass Castle (12A)

Film still from The Glass Castle

Four siblings must learn to look after themselves as they grow up with their difficult parents, in this adaptation based on the bestselling memoir by former New York columnist Jeannette Walls.

This remarkable story stars Brie Larson as Jeannette, a young girl growing up in a dysfunctional family. Her father Rex (Woody Harrelson) is a brilliant and charismatic character but also an alcoholic, alongside her mother Rose Mary (Naomi Watts) who doesn’t want to take on the work of raising a family.

During her adolescence, Jeannette’s father forces the family to live a nomadic lifestyle, moving around a series of homes in West Virginia in order to find work. As the oldest sibling, Jeannette decides to try and take charge, confronting their father about the need for change. When she is finally old enough, Jeanette leaves for college, determined to build a successful life on her own terms.

This is a wonderful tale of unconditional love, directed by Destin Daniel Cretton.

US 2017 Dir Destin Daniel Cretton 127 min

Access Screening Tue 10 Oct 8.30pm

This screening includes open captioning for those with Hard of Hearing; please note there will be no Audio description available for this screening. Audio description is available on all other screenings of The Glass Castle.

Find out more about access events  

Please arrive promptly at the advertised start time

Proof of ID may be requested on entry to films, in compliance with BBFC ratings


photo of jean-michel basquiat with adidas and a sport helmet

Listen: Basquiat and Downtown on Spotify

Music had a big impact on Basquiat's art. Listen to a sample in our Basquiat playlist.... 

photo of madonna from desperately seeking susan

Watch: the Grime and the Glamour trailer

Get a taste of the scuzzy and blisteringly creative streets of late 1970s and 80s New York City, with films by Susan Seidelman, Chantal Akerman, Jim Jarmusch and Bette Gordon.

Barbican Cinema 2 & 3