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Captioned Cinema Screenings of Academy Award nominated The Holdovers

The Barbican Centre will be showing Captioned Cinema Screenings of The Holdovers (15) (AD).

Nominated for five Academy Awards – Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Film Editing, this hilarious and heart-warming film is sure to pull you out of the January slump.


The screenings at the iconic performing arts centre in the City of London will take place on Saturday (January 27) at 2.35pm, Tuesday (January 30) at 6pm and Wednesday (January 31) at 8.35pm to assist D/deaf and hard of hearing customers, as well as anyone who may benefit from subtitling, to enjoy The Holdovers on the big screen.


An unpopular teacher, a rebellious student and a grieving cook hunker down whilst left behind at school together over the Christmas break in this 1970s feel-good comedy.


From director Alexander Payne, The Holdovers follows a grumbling educator (Paul Giamatti) at a prestigious American school who is forced to stay on campus during the Christmas holidays to babysit the handful of students with nowhere to go.

An unlikely gang forms between those left behind: the teacher, the smart troublemaker (newcomer Dominic Sessa) and the school’s head cook, who has just lost a son in Vietnam (played by Da’Vine Joy Randolph).


To book tickets for the captioned screening, a format that includes text description of significant sound effects as well as dialogue, go to

For full details of accessibility and accessible events at the Barbican go to




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