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Reel Off Film Nights is BACK!!

 

                FIND THE PODCAST OF THE NIGHT here– the introduction starts at 0:32

 

We’ll be screening ‘District 9’, directed by Neil Blomkamp presented by Lawrence Muntiago Gee, one of our regulars at Reel Off.

To mark the 20th anniversary of the “end of apartheid” and due to his growing interest in Sci-Fi and his belief that the genre has the ability to act as a normative force in society, Lawrence has chosen Disctrict 9. District 9 attempts to resell the story of apartheid by using the outsider narrative, but how well does it handle one of the most important events in the 20th century? Some critics have labeled it as a reductionist take on a very complex issue that affects black Africans. Is this a fair criticism? Do we hold science fiction to the same standard of scrutiny that we place on the rest of Hollywood? The discussion after the film promises to be a very interesting one.


PRACTICAL INFORMATION

The entrance is free, donations (for snacks) are welcome!

6.00: Door is open
6.30: Presentation by Lawrence
6.45: Screening of District 9 by Neil Blomkamp
8.40: Discussion

 

Goldsmiths University of London

Room RHB 137

Lewisham Way

New Cross

London SE14 6NW

 

Please bring food and non-alcoholic drinks. We’ll provide tea and small snacks.