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  


Femme Brutal

Femme Brutal

Saturday 1 October 2016, 16.20-17.30
Stevenson Lecture Theatre
Free, booking required

Part of a day of films exploring body image and ideas on beauty within the LGBTQ community. A free ticket is required for each film.

While never really leaving the stage, documentary Femme Brutal translates the core questions of the Club Burlesque Brutal show into the cinema. The performers deal with struggles concerning identity, body, sexuality and the inclination of the gaze. The backstage and backgrounds shift into the spotlight, becoming equal to the performance. The glamorous pictures of the show stand side by side with the performers’ collective stream of consciousness. With disarming honesty, self-irony and openness, the protagonists offer insights into their backgrounds, motivations, identities and tell the story of their life-performances. From Liesa Kovacs and Nick Prokesch.
Austria, 2015, 70 minutes, Cert. 18
In German with English subtitles.  


Pelo Malo

Pelo Malo

Saturday 1 October 2016,14.30-16.05
Stevenson Lecture Theatre
Free, booking required

Part of a day of films exploring body image and ideas on beauty within the LGBTQ community. A free ticket is required for each film.

Pelo Malo translates as ‘bad hair’. Junior is a nine-year-old boy whose fixation with straightening his curly hair strains his relationship with his mother. The film examines racism, homophobia and identity in Caracas, Venezuela.
Written and directed by Mariana Rondón.
Venezuela, 2013, 93 minutes, Cert. 15 In Spanish with English subtitles.  


The Butch Factor: What kind of a man are you?

The Butch Factor: What kind of a man are you?

Saturday 1 October 2016,12.00–13.45
Stevenson Lecture Theatre
Free, booking required

Part of a day of films exploring body image and ideas on beauty within the LGBTQ community. A free ticket is required for each film.

A complex and often divisive issue, this full-length documentary explores ideas of masculinity within the gay community. What does it mean to be a man? Who defines masculinity? The film takes a look back to the 1970s as well as contemporary experiences.
Produced and directed by Christopher Hines.
2009, 88 minutes, Cert. E