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Relaxed Screening: Belfast (12A) (AD)

Part of Oscar Week 2022

Black and white image of the family from Belfast, seated watching a film

Eight year old Buddy (Jude Hill) lives in 1960s Belfast, and has to contend with the regular strains of coming-of-age during the Troubles. Nominated for 7 Academy Awards including Best Picture.

Kenneth Branagh returns to the directors chair with this heartfelt black-and-white awards contender, starring Jamie Dornan as Da and Caitriona Balfe as Ma.

Told from Buddy’s perspective, usual childhood hijinks becomes intertwined with a civil war and even a first crush calls faith into question. Branagh uses a delicate touch on a heavy topic, in what he calls his most personal film to date. Judi Dench and Ciarán Hinds also star.

UK 2021 Dir Kenneth Branagh 97 min

In partnership with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

How is this screening relaxed?

A relaxed event takes place in an environment that is specially tailored for a neurodiverse audience, as well as those who find a more informal setting beneficial. 

The cinema environment is tailored to the needs of the audience.

For this screening:

- The lights are dimmed, though not off.

- The volume levels a little lower than usual.

- At the moment, you have to stay in assigned seats, because of Covid-19 safety measures, but you're free to enter and exit the cinema at any time, with easy access for any wheelchair users.

- You're free to make noise in these screenings. 

- Staff are trained and ready to assist with any help you or other audience members may need while you're at the cinema at Barbican.

A visual guide to our cinemas is available on request – just click on the Visual Stories tab on our Accessible Events page. For more information please contact the Box Office

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