ESRC Festival of Social Science 2016: Films
  • Jill Craigie Cinema, Roland Levinsky Building

  • Jill Craigie Cinema, Roland Levinsky Building

  • Jill Craigie Cinema, Roland Levinsky Building

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As part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science 2016 we selected a number of films to reflect the themes of this year’s event: Pirates, Entrepreneurs and Visionaries.

All films were free to view and no booking was required.

Saturday 5 November (start time: 16:00): Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

Starring the late, great Gene Wilder as Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka, the visionary chocolate maker!

  • Running time: 99 minutes
  • Director: Mel Stuart
  • Cast: Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum, Roy Kinnear
  • Cert: U. Target audience - open to all; under 16s needed a parent/guardian present

Wednesday 9 November (start time: 20:30): A Hijacking/Kapringen (2012; Danish, with subtitles)

This Danish thriller is about a ship hijacking by modern-day Somali pirates.

  • Running time: 99 minutes
  • Director: Tobias Lindholm
  • Cast: Søren Malling, Pilou Asbæk, Dar Salim
  • Cert: 15. Target audience - open to over 16s only, interested in serious films and foreign language films

Sunday 13 November (start time: 16:00): The Princess Bride (1987)

The final film in our series featured princesses, pirates, giants, revenge, bandits, true love and impossible feats of endurance and derring-do!

  • Running time: 98 minutes
  • Director: Rob Reiner
  • Cast: Peter Falk, Robin Wright, Cary Elwes, Chris Sarandon, André the Giant, Mandy Patinkin
  • Cert: PG. Target audience - open to all; under 16s needed a parent/guardian present
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