Film: The Invention of Lying (2009)

The invention of lying 

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

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This comedic tale of the power of fiction is based in a world where there are no such thing as untruths. One day, Mark Bellison (Ricky Gervais) produces a lie, to advantageous effect, and quickly realises that he can use this new power for great personal gain. 

Dr Giorgio Ganis, from the School of Psychology, will introduce the screening and discuss the psychology of deception, and the truth and lies surrounding our ability to detect it in others.

Directors: Ricky Gervais and Matthew Robinson
Cast: Ricky Gervais, Jennifer Garner, Jonah Hill
Running time: 120 mins
Certificate: 12 

Date: Monday 16 March
Time: 19:00 – 21:20
Venue: Jill Craigie Cinema, Roland Levinsky Building
Ticket information: £6 /£4 for Concessions /free to UoP students via SPiA /free to 18’s and under with YAP

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