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 lives of two modern day academics (Gwyneth Paltrow and Aaron Eckhart) become entwined with the clandestine romance of two poets in the Victorian period. Neil LaBute’s adaptation brings A.S. Byatt’s Booker Prize winning novel to life with a beautiful attention to detail.
Dr Jenny Graham, Associate Professor in Art History, will give an introductory talk prior to each film screening in this series.
Cast: Gwyneth Paltrow, Jeremy Northam, Jennifer Ehle, Aaron Eckhart
Date/time: Tuesday 3 May 2016, 19:00
Running time: 98 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.