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Jun 3
18:00 - 20:00
FilmTalk: The Future is X-Rated - Screening of 'The Wild Bunch'
Lawrence Jackson and Professor Peter Stanfield

Lawrence Jackson, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Film and Head of Film Practice, has curated a season of films, 'The Future is X-Rated', to be screened in the Gulbenkian, Kent's on-campus commercial cinema.The season consists of three mainstream films from 1969 that were originally certificated X for their content. As well as celebrating each film's fiftieth anniversary, the screenings aim to capture a moment that, culturally, anticipated the greater freedoms of the 1970s and beyond. Just a few years later X-rated arthouse and studio smash hits such as Last Tango in Paris and The Exorcist were released. Before that, in 1969, these films blazed a trail and foretold the future.The series begins on Monday 3 June with The Wild Bunch (dir. Sam Peckinpah). The film is considered a masterpiece by, among others, western expert Ed Buscombe, and demands to be seen on the big screen. Its handling of extreme violence arguably influenced later mainstream American cinema from The Deer Hunterto Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction, and it was memorably lampooned by Monty Pythonas Sam Peckinpah's Salad Days. The screening will feature an introduction by Professor Peter Stanfield from the School of Arts. For more details, please see the page here:


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