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 
https://www.showroomworkstation.org.uk/taking-lives-film-season

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 amnestysheffield@gmail.com

We hope to see you there

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