In collaboration with the Rethinking Sexology Project, Screen Talks will be hosting an exciting discussion panel before a screening of The Danish Girl (2015) on Monday 29th February, 6pm, at the Exeter Picturehouse. The film tells the story of Lili Elbe (1882-1931) a trans woman living in early 20th century Denmark.
Dr Jana Funke, English and History scholar at the University of Exeter, will discuss the role of sexual science in developing ideas about transgender identities in the 1920s and 1930s.
Wendy Benstead, costumier of stage and screen, will discuss her role in making costumes for The Danish Girl and depicting gender in historical film and theatre.
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The event is part of LGBT History Month 2016.
Screen Talks is returning this September with an exciting new programme of screenings and talks with experts in global cinema.
Our new Global Art Cinema programme features a selection of contemporary films from Abbas Kiarostami, Xavier Dolan, Mani Akbari, Mark Cousins and Rachid Bouchareb, introduced by Exeter academics and special guest speaker – director, writer and producer Don Boyd.
Take a look at our ‘What’s on When’ section for complete listings.
Come join us for great films and great discussion!
Our next Screen Talk sees the launch of the new four part programme for May-June 2015, foregrounding classics of British cinema and an Italian neo-realism film to finish out the season.
The new programme kicks off with the Powell and Pressburger film Black Narcissus (1947), introduced by Dr Lisa Stead, Lecturer in British and American Cinema at the University of Exeter. Join us at the Picturehouse at 6.30pm on Monday 4th May for the launch of the new programme and to hear Dr Stead’s brief intro in place of the usual film trailers. Join the event on Facebook to find out more!
Book online, call the Box Office (0871 902 5730) or buy tickets on the door (half price for students on Mondays).