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Barbican Film Highlights November 2015

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Guardian Live presents: Attacking the Devil (PG*) (UK 2014 Dirs Jacqui Morris, David Morris 99 min) + ScreenTalk with Harold Evans
Wed 4 Nov 6.30pm, Cinema 3

Attacking the Devil explores editor of The Sunday Times Sir Harold Evans'  hard fought campaign to win compensation for the victims of Thalidomide, a struggle that took over a decade.

J’accuse! (#) (France 1919 Dir Abel Gance 161 min) + live musical accompaniment by John Sweeney
Sun 8 Nov 3pm, Cinema 1

On Remembrance Sunday and in partnership with the French Film Festival the Barbican presents Abel Gance’s epic anti-war drama.

UK Jewish Film Festival
Wed 11 - Wed 18 Nov

The festival returns for its nineteenth year, bringing audiences films from around the world exploring Jewish culture. The screenings take place at the Barbican and other venues throughout the UK from 7 until 22 November.

1966 with Jon Savage
Fri 13 - Sat 14 Nov  

1966 was a defining year in pop cultural history. To mark the publication of his new book celebrating this year, writer Jon Savage picks and introduces three documentaries from 1966; Andy Warhol’s The Velvet Underground and Nico - A Symphony of Sound, the restored ’65 Peter Whitehead film Charlie is My Darling which follows The Rolling Stones and features newly added footage, and Mondo Hollywood featuring the likes of Frank Zappa, Sonny and Cher, Jayne Mansfield and Rudi Gerenreich. 

EFG London Jazz Festival: Films
Sat 14 - Tue 17 Nov

As part of EFG London Jazz Festival, the Cinema will be screening several new jazz documentaries - including profiles of Frank Morgan, Rashaan Roland Kirk and Jaco Pastorious - plus a rare screening of Harlem-set classic The Cool World, featuring a score by Mal Waldron and a double bill of 1981 Camden Jazz Festival screenings featuring two giants of contemporary jazz; Archie Shepp and Chris McGregor.

Mike Oldfield’s The Space Movie (U) (US 1980 Dir. Tony Palmer 82min)
+ Introduction from director Tony Palmer

Sun 15 Nov 6pm, Cinema 3

A special screening of the newly restored and complete edition of Tony Palmer’s classic Oldfield-scored space documentary. Uses footage from NASA’s expansive archive, from the very beginnings with John Glenn, the first astronaut to orbit the earth in February 1962, until Apollo 17 December 1972.