Alexander

Alexander

Saturday 24 September 2016, 14.00
Stevenson Lecture Theatre
£3, Members/concessions £2

Colin Farrell star as Alexander the Great in this biopic of the man who conquered the known world. A historical epic also starring Anthony Hopkins, Angelina Jolie and Jared Leto, with music by Vangelis.
Introduced by Egyptologist John J Johnston.
Director: Oliver Stone
USA, 2004, 175 mins, Cert. 15  


Caesar and Cleopatra

Caesar and Cleopatra

Saturday 8 October 2016, 14.00
Stevenson Lecture Theatre
£3, Members/concessions £2

Vivien Leigh provides, perhaps, the screen’s most complex portrayal of Cleopatra in this sumptuously mounted Technicolor comedy-drama, scripted by George Bernard Shaw from his own play. A starry cast of British actors is led by Claude Rains as the avuncular Julius Caesar. Introduced by Egyptologist John J Johnston.
Director: Gabriel Pascal
UK, 1945, 123 mins, Cert. U  


Cleopatra's Palace: In Search Of A Legend

Cleopatra's Palace: In Search Of A Legend

Saturday 16 July 2016, 14.00
Stevenson Lecture Theatre£3, Members/concessions £2

This documentary explores the life of Cleopatra using research by Franck Goddio, underwater explorer and archaeologist who has mapped the submerged Royal Quarter of ancient Alexandria, and who discovered the sunken cities of Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus. Director Jane Armstrong will introduce the film and talk about how it was made and working with Franck Goddio.
1999, 47 mins, Cert. E  


Nuovomondo

Nuovomondo

Thursday 28 July 2016, 14.30
Stevenson Lecture Theatre
£3.00, Members/concessions £2

At the beginning of the 20th century Sicilian widower Salvatore takes his whole family to America with dreams of a better life. On the boat he befriends a mysterious English lady and agrees to help her when they arrive at Ellis Island. However, the brutal and humiliating treatment the family receives makes him question his dream.
Director: Emanuele Crialese
2006, 118 mins, Cert PG

Presented in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute