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Barbican Cinema Highlights April 2015: This Made me Laugh comedy film season, ReCollections collectormania films, The Falling+Carol Morley Screentalk

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April highlights:

ReCollections Film Seasona series of films which explore the different things that drive people to collect a wide variety of things or hoard their personal treasures. This programme is designed to complement the ongoing Magnificent Obsessions exhibition in the Gallery and includes the acclaimed documentary Grey Gardens directed by the late Albert and David Maysles, Jon Ronson's Stanley Kubrick's Boxes, and Agnès Varda's The Gleaners and I.

This Made Me Laugh Film Season- eight comedians, writers and producers have been invited to choose and introduce the film that they find the most funniest of all time. The films will be shown between 10 and 16 April and the line-up includes the Coen Brothers’ interpretation of True Grit chosen by comedian David SedarisBlazing Saddles courtesy of Lenny HenryClockwise selected by Miranda Hart, This is Spinal Tap chosen by Mitch BennBullets Over Broadway selected by actor and writer Amelia Bullmore (Di and Viv and Rose), The Graduate courtesy of Jon Ronson, To Be or Not To Be selected by American producer Caryn Mandabach (RoseanneGrace Under Fire and That 70’s Show) and The Naked Gun chosen by John Lloyd (Spitting ImageBlackadder).

The Barbican hosts a special preview screening of The Falling attended by director Carol Morley, who will give a ScreenTalk after the film.

Science on Screen looks at Oblivion (12A) (US 2013 Dir Joseph Kosinski 124mins) with a presentation by physicist Mark Buchanan. This month, the Barbican launches Science on Screen, a bi-monthly series of films in collaboration with London Mathematical Laboratory. Physicist Mark Buchanan will give a presentation on his take of Joseph Kosinski’s spectacular sci-fi mind bender Oblivion - starring Tom Cruise - which sees a future Earth, now an uninhabitable wasteland, devastated by alien invaders. Also starring Olga Kurylenko, Andrea Riseborough and Morgan Freeman.  Presented in Collaboration with London Mathematical Laboratory

April's Focus film is  Charles Burnett’s seminal Killer of Sheep  (12A) (US 1977 Dir Charles Burnett 87 min). Creating a new form of African- America art cinema directly opposed to the blaxploitation films of the era, Burnett combined lyrical elements with a neo-realist documentary style to provide a vivid snapshot of life in 1970s LA.  Curated by the Barbican Young Programmers