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Oscar Week 2018 at the Barbican

Oscar® Week 2018

Catch up on the biggest films of the year in one glamorous week and see all the Best Picture nominees, in celebration of the 90th year of the Academy Awards.

Human Rights Watch Film Festival trailer

Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2018

Human Rights Watch Film Festival returns for its 22nd edition, offering fresh perspectives and critical insights on human rights concerns impacting people around the world.

Shirley Chisholm

Nevertheless, She Persisted: Suffrage, cinema and beyond

'She had appeared to violate the rule. She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted'

A scene from Jean Rouch's Petit à petit

Returning the Colonial Gaze

With a focus on French and Francophone African cinema, we present work by bold filmmakers that reverses the ‘colonial gaze’ and interrogates the former occupying nation from their own perspectives.

A still from A Severe Young Man

Generations: Russian Cinema of Change

Defiant, expressive and electric, this season of cult and landmark films charts an extraordinary century of political change in Russia.

ACO and Tognetti performing on stage

ACO: International Associate at Milton Court

An ensemble bursting with creative energy, that thrives on the unexpected, and is led by a daredevil music director – the Australian Chamber Orchestra are our International Associate at Milton Court.