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

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

It's been a while since the Sheffield Amnesty International local group has put on a film showing, but it was worth the weight. This year we have teamed up with the School of English at the University of Sheffield & the Showroom Cinema to present a series of four films: Taking Lives.

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

Full details are here

The films are

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 (18)
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

For further information please email

We hope to see you there

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