Festival Review: The Barbican Focus Film Festival 2016 presents: Güeros

The Barbican Focus Film Festival runs Sat 19 – Sun 20 Mar in Cinemas 2 & 3. Take a look at the programme in full to discover more.  Güeros directed by Alonso Ruizpalacios |Mexico 2014, 107 min. The Barbican’s Focus Film Festival 2016 celebrates coming of age stories and tales about breaking the rules, with films featuring […]

Event Review: Cigarette Burns Cinema presents Joseph Cates’ exploitation thriller “Who Killed Teddy Bear”

The mission of Cigarette Burns Cinema is to champion the good old fashioned experience of celluloid, and in particular, celluloid oddities and rarities. So it was, from a certain point of view, actually a positive development that a 35mm print of Joseph Cates’ scandalous, noirish proto-exploitation thriller, Who Killed Teddy Bear, could not be located in […]

Barbican Film Highlights January 2016

Vanessa Redgrave in the RSC Shakespeare on Screen season RSC Shakespeare on Screen 9 – 31 Jan, Cinemas 1 & 2 A special film programme created to complement the King and Country plays in the Theatre. Shakespeare on Screen will uncover highlights from 50 years of Shakespeare in performance. Nine titles have been selected from […]

Film Season Review: Rock in Reykjavik and the Barbican’s Never Mind the Baubles anti-Christmas Punk film season

If you don’t much like idea of sitting through endless marathons of Christmas heart-warmers like It’s a Wonderful Life and Scrooged (and if you don’t, what’s wrong with you?) the Barbican Cinema have just the counter-seasonal programming medicine this December. Their Never Mind the Baubles season celebrates the glory of punk on film, from GG […]

Mike Oldfield and Tony Palmer’s restored The Space Movie at The Barbican: a charmingly leftfield look at the space race.

Originally released in 1978 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Moon landings (and as the director has admitted, to help keep the US congress hungry to fund NASA) and constructed from mountains of unused NASA and other archival footage covering the American space and Moon missions of the 1960s, Tony Palmer’s The Space Race […]

Barbican presents “Never Mind the Baubles” punk film mini-season for Christmas

If you really can’t stand Christmas jingles, the Barbican might just have the solution. This December the Barbican is showing a selection of punk rock-flavoured films, which showcase everything from a teenage Björk to GG Allin and the Murder Junkies. Films include the digital restoration of 1982 Icelandic documentary Rock in Reykjavík, featuring live performance footage […]

The Barbican’s “Colour of Money” Season presents Erich von Stroheim’s GREED

US 1924 Dir Erich von Stroheim 131 min, 35mm presentation The Barbican Colour of Money season runs until 20 September. RATING: ★★★★★ The Barbican’s Colour of Money season explores the power and history of money in our lives, from the gold rush to the credit crunch. Recently playing as part of that was director Erich von […]

Exploitation director Pete Walker to be celebrated in a full Barbican season in November

From the Barbican Press Release: In recent months the Barbican has held repertory screenings touching on subjects and themes ranging from Cinema’s Baddest Girl Gangs to Strong, Silent Types via Eye-Popping Colour and Desperate Housewives. For the month of November, Cigarette Burns Cinema has been invited to programme a selection of films and for this, they have […]

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