London filmstake over the Barbican

Released on: July 23, 2013, 11:15 am
Industry: Travel

Season of cinema promises to shed light on different sides of London life.

-- /EPR NETWORK/ -- Fans of London cinema should be camping out at the Barbican Centre this autumn when there will be a festival showing cult films that celebrating the secret side of the city's urban landscape. The Barbican is one of Europe's largest contemporary arts venues, with spaces for music, theatre, art and photography as well as cinema. It is located near to King's Cross station, one of London's busiest stations. Visitors trying to book hotels near King's Cross should use, a website that is dedicated to finding the best up-to-the-minute deals on hotels in London.

Urban Wandering Film and the London Landscape promises to show viewers a different side of London life through a selection of unusual and rarely seen films about the city, each presented by experts who will then conduct a question-and-answer session about the film. Films featured in the series include It Always Rains On Sunday presented by writer Iain Sinclair, set in London's post-World War II East End, Naked , presented by director Mike Leigh, A Clockwork Orange and An American Werewolf In London. There will also be a chance to see documentaries about London life, including the recent London The Modern Babylon by Julien Temple and The London Nobody Knows, a film made in the 1960s and narrated by James Mason that explores those areas of London street life that were starting to disappear after the war. There will also be screenings of documentaries made in the late 1950s and early 1960s by the Free Cinema movement that capture a contemporary London that is now almost unrecognisable.

One evening of films will even celebrate the Barbican itself: Barbitopia will examine the story of how the Barbican was built on top of bomb craters following the Blitz through an enthralling programme of rare archive documentaries, including Barbican Regained (1963), Look at Life: Top People   (1960), Barbican (1969) and South of Watford (1988). Tickets for the season of films are available now. For more information about this and other events at the Barbican, see, the best website for information about the tourism in London.


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