Sex and the City: Rethinking the Victorians Series
From the first motion pictures onwards, the Victorian city has captured the imagination of filmmakers and audiences alike. From Sherlock Holmes, Jack the Ripper and Hammer Horror to the bustled heroines of period drama, ideas about sex and the city are never far beneath the surface of London’s panorama on screen.
Join us as we look through the lens of the Victorian art world at the lives of men and women in the period.
The famous love triangle between the Pre-Raphaelite model and muse Effie Gray, the painter John Everett Millais and the art critic John Ruskin is the subject of Emma Thompson’s screenplay, set in the heart of the Victorian art world. Addressing ideas about love, sex and marriage, the film is brimming with period detail and a lavish attention to the art of the Pre-Raphaelites.
Dr Jenny Graham, Associate Professor in Art History, will give an introductory talk prior to each film screening in this series.
Cast: Dakota Fanning, Emma Thompson, Greg Wise
Date/time: Tuesday 17 May 2016, 19:00
Running time: 108 mins + introductory talk
Venue: Jill Craigie Cinema, Roland Levinsky Building
Ticket information: £6.60, concessions £4.50, Friends of Peninsula Arts Free. Ticket discounts available via Artory App.