Taking Lives: Art, Activism & the Death Penalty on Screen | Amnesty International UK

Taking Lives: Art, Activism & the Death Penalty on Screen

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11 Apr - 30 Apr 2019

Showroom & Workstation

15 Paternoster Row


S1 2BX

18:00 - 17:30
£6.90 - £9.20
Alex @ Amnesty Sheffield
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Amnesty International Sheffield in partnership with the Showroom Cinema and the School of English at the University of Sheffield, presents Taking Lives, a mini-season of films exploring representations of capital punishment on screen. Each film in the season will be introduced by an expert speaker and followed by a post-screening discussion exploring the issues around human rights and the death penalty raised by the film In Cold Blood (15) Thu 11 April 18:00 This classic true crime film base on Truman Capote’s famous non-fiction novel traces the crime committed by two men in rural Kansas – and their eventual punishment Dancer in the Dark (15) Tue 16 April 17:30 This hear-reading Danish musical drama directed by Lars von Trier stars Björk as a daydreaming factory worker who commits a violent crime The Widow of Saint-Pierre (15) Tue 23 April 17:30 In this period drama starring Juliette Binoche a murderer awaits the guillotine on an island, even as his character and his popularity with the islanders begins to shift A Short Film about Killing Tue 30 April 17:30 This celebrated crime drama from Polish director Kryszstof Kieslowski deals with a cold-blooded murder, followed by a calculated state execution