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FILM: Where is my Mind: Philip K Dick and the Cinema


Our series exploring the impact of author Philip K Dick’s impact on cinema concludes with two filmmakers who have explored Dick’s ideas of the future and themes of human identity.

David Cronenberg (Videodrome) & Terry Gilliam (12 Monkeys) are both huge admirers of his work and have been attached to direct adaptations; Cronenberg, began pre-production on what would mutate into Paul Verhoeven’s Total Recall, whilst Gilliam has spoken of wanting to adapt The World that Jones Made & A Scanner Darkly in the past


Brazil (1985)  
Dir. Terry Gilliam, with Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist, Robert De Niro 

Brazil is a surrealistic nightmare vision of a “perfect” future where technology reigns supreme.

When a daydreaming bureaucrat becomes unwittingly involved with an underground superhero and a beautiful mystery woman,
he becomes the tragic victim of his own romantic illusions. This offbeat fantasy blends biting humour with pointed commentary to produce an unforgettable look at a delightfully dastardly tomorrow.  

Certificate: 15
Running Time:  132 minutes

Date: Monday 19 November
Venue: Jill Craigie Cinema, Roland Levinsky Building
Time: 19.00
Tickets: £6, concessions £4,  FREE for Friends of Peninsula Arts 

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“A superb example of the power of comedy to underscore serious ideas”
New York Times