Mad Bastards

Mad Bastards

Saturday 11 July 2015, 14.00-16.00
Stevenson Lecture Theatre
£3, Members/concessions £2

TJ is a mad bastard, and his estranged 13-year-old son Bullet is on the fast track to becoming one too. After being turned away from his motherís house, TJ sets off across the country to the Kimberly region of north-western Australia to make things right with his son. Developed with local Aboriginal communities and featuring a local cast, the film draws from the rich tradition of Indigenous Australian storytelling and features music from the Pigram Brothers.
Director: Brendan Fletcher
Australia, 2010, 94 mins, Cert. TBC 


Olympia (prologue) & 300

Olympia (prologue) & 300

Saturday 27 June 2015, 14.00-16.30
BP Lecture Theatre
£3, Members/concessions £2

Idealised depictions of the Greek body hold a prominent role in militarist aesthetics. In this double bill, the prologue of Leni Riefenstahlís film of the 1936 Olympic Games (16 mins) serves as introduction to Zack Snyderís cinematic take on Frank Millerís graphic novel 300 (2007, 117 mins, Cert.15) which takes inspiration from the Battle of Thermopylae, where a small Greek army, led by the Spartans, fought an invading Persian force. 


Wanassa, Kypris, Aphrodite! The Great Goddess of Cyprus

Wanassa, Kypris, Aphrodite! The Great Goddess of Cyprus

Friday 16 October 2015, 19.00
Stevenson Lecture Theatre
Free, booking essential

According to Greek mythology, the goddess Aphrodite was born in the sea off the coast of Cyprus. In collaboration with the Cultural Section of Cyprus High Commission in London, the Department of Greece and Rome present the UK premiere of Wanassa, Kypris, Aphrodite! The Great Goddess of Cyprus, a documentary exploring the complex origins and nature of the cult of Aphrodite in Cyprus. Cypriot artist George Petrou will present recent video and photographic work inspired by the myth of the birth of Aphrodite and its impact on beauty, desire and love across time, space and civilisations.
Director: Stavros Papageorghiou
Cyprus, 2015, 60 mins