This winter, from 15th November 2017 to 4th January 2018, the Barbican Centre will be showing four screenings that have inspired the work and world view of the artist John Akomfrah, to complement to his exhibition Purple, in the Curve.
As the artist said “Many films have influenced my work and life over the years, and some have had special significance. I am delighted to have this opportunity to present some of the films, by filmmakers who emerged as key figures of world cinema, that have had an indelible impact on my view of the world, and have inspired and shaped the direction of my work…”
Barbican will be hosting the incredible, multi-director war documentary Far from Vietnam; Francesco Rosi’s masterful crime story Salvatore Giuliano (15th November); Cuban landmark political drama Memories of Underdevelopment (12th December); and restoration of the Egyptian classic The Night of Counting the Years (aka The Mummy) (4th January 2018). For more info please visit the website.
Where: Barbican Cinemas 2 & 3 (Beech Street, London EC2Y 8DS)