Cultural Memory and British Cinema-going of the 1960s

See 'Darling' as part of a nationwide project, this Thursday 19 February.

Image from the film DarlingWe're screening John Schlesinger's film Darling as part of a nationwide project, based at University College, London. 

Diana Scott (Julie Christie) is an ambitious model. Using her sexuality, she manipulates powerful men, but becomes a prisoner of a jet-setting lifestyle. Dirk Bogarde co-stars as Diana's long-suffering boyfriend. The film won Oscars for Best Original Story, Screenplay and Costume.

Although many cultural commentators feel that '60s films sum up the changes transforming British society at the time, the films themselves reveal little about how they were received and remembered. The project aims to uncover how cinema-goers actually remember the films they saw.

The screening will take place at 11am on Thursday 19 February 2015, and will be introduced by film historians Dr. Melvyn Stokes and Dr. Emma Pett, and you are invited to an informal discussion about your memories of film-going in the '60s afterwards.

Supported by Arts and Humanities Research Council.

 Arts and Humanities Research Council


Tickets are available in advance online from this website, or on the door.
Doors and the bar open at 7.15pm, screenings start at 8pm.

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