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Freedom Forum Film Club: ‘The Witch’

Tuesday 3 March 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

‘The Witch’ is the Sundance prize-winning film from Robert Eggers who has just released ‘The Lighthouse’. Ahead of Living Freedom School 2020, this is an opportunity to chat about some themes that we’ll get to grips with at the school including demonology, heresy and moral panics.

Set in early 17th century, Robert Eggers’s Sundance prize-winning feature debut ‘The Witch: A New-England Folktale’ tells the story of a puritanical English family’s torment as they’re exiled to the wilderness from their New World community. This is the age when anxieties about witchcraft and anti-witch hysteria were gathering momentum. While the film is heavy on period detail, reviewers have said it also speaks to important issues our times. What does this 21st century take on the figure of the witch tell us about then and now?

After the film, there will be a short ‘in-conversation’ with Maren Thom, a researcher in film, freelance writer and director, acting workshops.

£3 entry payable on the door covers popcorn and a glass of wine / beer


Tuesday 3 March 2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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