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New discussion group for local film buffs

Published: Fri 10 Mar 2017
New discussion group for local film buffs

Picturehouse Bradford at National Media Museum and the University of Bradford School of Media, Design & Technology have joined forces to host free monthly discussion groups in the Pictureville Bar after selected Discover Tuesdays screenings, starting on 14 March 2017.

Extending the cinema experience

Open to everyone, these discussion groups aim to extend the cinema experience beyond the auditorium, giving film buffs the opportunity to share their thoughts, praise and frustration with other film enthusiasts, scholars and students. In addition, these events provide postgraduates and PhD students with the opportunity to gain presentation skills and share their passion and insights with a wider audience.

The Love Witch

On 14 March postgraduate student Chian Gatewood will be talking about The Love Witch. This hilariously odd feminist opus adopts the tone of campy 60s/70s horror to explore the sensuous exploits of an ultimate femme fatale, a witch capable of seducing and murdering men through magic. '"But is she the villain or the real victim?" Gatewood wonders. This will be the opening question of the post-screening debate.

The work of Kenneth Anger

Senior Lecturer Dr. Mark Goodall will be discussing the work of underground filmmaker Kenneth Anger after the Discover Tuesdays presentation on 18 April.

"Anger's short films are remarkable in their visual style, controversial subject matter and use of music and sound," Dr Goodall says. "They offer an alternative perspective on the decadence of American post-war culture and at the same time point the way towards the media world of now, where lived experience is backed by a constant, sometimes thrilling soundtrack."

Picturehouse's selection includes Fireworks, EauxD'Artifice, Scorpio Rising, Kustom Kar Korrrrnandos and Lucifer Rising.

How to book

Film tickets are on sale at picturehouses.com via the phone 0871902 5756 (calls cost 13p per minute plus your telephone company's access charge) and in person at Box Office.

No pre-booking required for the Discussion Group.

Discover Tuesdays ticket-holders get a 10% discount on all food and drinks in the Pictureville Bar on the night.

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