Friday, 1 June 2012
Looking In, Looking Out
From 27 June to 5 July, London's Conway Hall will be home to 'Looking In, Looking Out': an innovative series of screenings and events in which modern and classic cinema is examined and enjoyed in a philosophical context.
The festival's aim is to provide a public platform for the promotion of philosophy, using film as a communicative medium, and hopes to highlight the enormous variety of cinematic culture that audiences consume, and the many different means of approaching that culture.
From Casablanca to the films of the Cohen Brothers, via 'Spiderman' and 'The Seventh Seal', the festival will be exploring some of the most powerful ideas and enduring philosophical themes both on and off the screen.
Exploring free will, identity and consciousness; examining how we define beauty, truth and the nature of morality; the talks and panel discussions will unpack the meaning of art, reflect on what philosophy can add to our understanding of the movies, and ultimately ask: what is film for?
And I'm proud to say that as part of the series 'The Last Man on Earth' will be screened on Wednesday 4th July at 6.30pm. How cool is that?
So get yourselves along to stroke your chin and ponder the deeper meanings of some cinematic gems.