Film: Children of a Lesser God (1986)

Film: Children of a Lesser God (1986)

  • Jill Craigie Cinema, Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA

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February’s instalment of the Celluloid Psychology series features an Oscar-winning exploration of communication and attraction. A speech therapist joins a school for the deaf and soon falls in love with a deaf woman who refuses for her voice to be heard. 

Dr Allegra Cattani, at the School of Psychology, will introduce the film and discuss the role of hearing in psycholinguistics, and language culture in deaf people. 

Director: Randa Haines
Cast: William Hurt, Marlee Matlin, Piper Laurie
Running time: 120 mins
Cert: 15

Date: Monday 24 February
Time: 19:00 – 21:20
Venue: Jill Craigie Cinema, Roland Levinsky Building
Ticket information: £6 /£4 for Concessions /free to UoP students via SPiA

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Celluloid Psychology series 

Cinema is inextricably intertwined with psychology. Every film ultimately emerges from the mind of one human with the intention of making an impact on the mind of another. 
Dr Alastair Smith - School of Psychology

The Celluloid Psychology series is an ongoing series of screenings exploring the mind and brain in cinema. Each of the carefully selected films are curated and introduced by a specialist in human behaviour, who will discuss how their area of expertise can shed unexpected light on the psychological questions explored in the film.

Find out more about the Celluloid Psychology series.

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