The University of Northampton’s School of The Arts and the Errol Flynn Filmhouse in Northampton have worked together on an exciting joint venture. The monthly Cult Film Club will feature screenings of ‘cultish’ films, preceded by exciting, short introductions that explore films in their artistic and socio-historical contexts. The Club, which is open to everyone, will give students the opportunity to learn about curation while enjoying classic movies.
Films chosen for the Cult Film Club include those that challenge mainstream conceptions of cinema; transgress common notions of good and bad taste, subvert genre conventions, and those with a lively following amongst viewers. The Cult Film Club will allow fans the chance to see a host of cult classics on the big screen for the first time, and screenings will be accompanied by a variety of additional events, including informative pre-movie talks and film related discussions.
Senior staff in the University’s School of The Arts, David Simmons and Lorna Jowett, commented: “This is a brilliant opportunity for staff and students to engage with the Northampton community about something they love. We hope each Cult Film Club night will be a real event with the School taking over the Errol Flynn Filmhouse in order to show a selection of movies that we have chosen as being particularly ‘cult’. Students who are involved will have a chance to see how contemporary film curation and exhibition works, a valuable industry insight, at the same time as hosting a range of interesting and experimental cinema.”
The first Cult Film Club night will start on Thursday 28 November with a screening of Doctor Who and The Daleks (1965).
Other films planned for the Cult Film Club include: Cat-People (1942), The Beast Must Die! (1974), This Is Spinal Tap (1984), Eyes Without A Face (1960) and Suspiria (1977).
For all Errol Flynn Filmhouse listings, visit the website. To book, telephone: 01604 624811. Tickets cost: £7.50, £6.50 concessions, and £5 for children under 15.