FREE screening of 'Sightseers' presented by Dr Sorcha Ní Fhlainn with EXCLUSIVE video intro from writer/stars Alice Lowe and Steve Oram.
Sightseers is director Ben Wheatley's third feature film. Ben Wheatley's films are famous for their satirical, grim humour and Sightseers is no different. It tells the story of a couple who go on a camping trip which goes horribly wrong. Comedies don't get much darker than this.
Dr Sorcha Ní Fhlainn is a Lecturer in Film Studies and American Literature here at Manchester Metropolitan University. Her background is in History, Politics and American Studies and consequently her work is largely rooted in socio-cultural, historical and Marxist approaches to Film Studies, Cultural Studies, Popular and Contemporary American Literature and Popular Cinema. She also specialise in Gothic Studies, Horror Cinema, with her research particularly focused on Vampires (fiction, culture and film), and monster studies.
The film screening is preceded by the annual Gothic festival, this year the topic is 'The Gothic North. For details and to book your £10 ticket go to: https://the-gothic-north-symposium.eventbrite.com
This event is part of the Gothic Manchester Festival at Manchester Metropolitan University. For more details and for the full event schedule please go to: https://www2.mmu.ac.uk/english/gothic-studies/gothic-manchester-festival/
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