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A Jean Dubuffet painting
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Jean Dubuffet Public Programme

Learn more about the life and work of French artist Jean Dubuffet, the subject of our summer exhibition Jean Dubuffet: Brutal Beauty.

handmade film of a girl in the sea
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Cinema

Splash, Scratch, Dunk! Films Made by Hand

There exists an alternative history of cinema, one quite apart from commercial mainstream film, but also a distinct subset of experimental cinema: films made not by using a camera, but by hand. 

Riley Keough and Taylour Paige look directly at each other in a hallway of mirrors with multicoloured lights above
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Cinema

Sundance London Tour

This is your opportunity to see three of the most exciting independent films across the genres from the US, thanks to the Sundance Institute. 

A wide shot from above of the Outdoor Cinema on the Sculpture Court of the Barbican Centre, with a seated audience facing a screen
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Cinema

Outdoor Cinema

This summer, come along to a week of open-air screenings, all set within our spectacular architecture.

A man iin a green field holds a mask of a face over his own face
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Cinema

Autism and Cinema: An exploration of neurodiversity

This season debates new ideas arising from the relationship between autism and cinema.

sprinters running in a race
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Cinema

Japanese Avant-garde and Experimental Film Festival 2021

JAEFF 2021 explores how we interact with other beings, spaces around us, and how expressions of the unutterable become vital means of communication and connection.