Science on Screen

Reality and fiction come together in a series of films and talks that uncovers the connections between science and cinema.

Isabelle Huppert and Gerard Depardieu in Loulou showing as part of After the Wave

After the Wave

After the French New Wave and the tumultuous political events of May 1968, a younger and more progressive generation of directors emerged. This season explores the work of these bold new directors.

Cinderella retrieving her slipper

Glyndebourne 2019

Glyndebourne returns to the Barbican Cinema screen with three productions from its 2019 festival.

la boheme

MET Opera Summer Encore

The Met Opera Summer Encores offer thrilling performances in stunning HD from the comfort of your cinema.

Do The Right Thing

Heat of the Moment: Turning Points on Film

The boiling heat of summer is a catalyst for personal, political and social change in this selection of films, screening every Thursday in August. 

Woodstock, 1970

Come Together: A Music Film Series

Every Friday in August, enjoy a festival experience in the comfort of the cinema, with this season of concerts on film.


Anime's Human Machines

In 1963 Osamu Tezuka’s TV series Astro Boy brought a new kind of robot to Japan. The robot child with a loving heart began a line of compelling, conflicted cyborgs whose existence challenges humanity.

A pink and green image of a blindfolded man's head layered with several men standing in a line

Japanese Avant-garde and Experimental Film Festival 2019

Examining national identity, cultural memory and perceptions of history through a programme of repertory cinema and contemporary experimental short film.

Leytonstone Loves Film

Leytonstone Loves Film

Celebrate Leytonstone’s rich film history with two days of film screenings, music and entertainment across the town centre.

A still from No No Nooky TV by Barbara Hammer

Cyberfeminism on Film: Gender, Sexuality, Technology

'I’d rather be a cyborg than a goddess!'