Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Black Swan sciSCREEN - Thursday 14th April

The next Cardiff sciSCREEN is Black Swan on Thursday the 14th April at 6.15pm at Chapter.

Black Swan is a psychological thriller from Darren Aronofsky, director of Pi, Requiem for a Dream, and The Wrestler. The film was nominated for several Academy Awards, with Natalie Portman winning the Best Actress Oscar for her portrayal of Nina. The film takes viewers on a journey through Nina’s mental disintegration as she competes with a rival dancer during a production of Swan Lake. This screening will be followed by a sciSCREEN event, sponsored by the MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics. After the film there will be a wine reception and panel discussion in which academics and other experts - including a member of Ballet Cymru - will use this film to explore ideas such as the causes of psychosis and the nature of experience, the subjection of women’s bodies, the portrayal of the world of ballet, and the mythology of the 'diva'.

Apologies: as this is the official trailer, it is, in turn, preceeded by a mini-trailer.

As this film is being screened in the smaller of the Chapter cinemas, advance booking is advised. Tickets can be booked over the phone (029 2030 4400) or via the Chapter website. Entry to the post-film sciSCREEN event is free, though space is limited.

The speakers for the event are:

1 comment:

  1. We really enjoyed the evening and great discussion afterwards. We'll definitely try and make it to more of the showings in future.