Film & Theatre
LILO: Weekend Day 2
1 July 2012
The fourth day in our film and philosophy season.
1200 The Fountain (2006) - one of Aronofsky's lesser known works, a heart-bursting love story that spans a thousand years examining the nature of death, spirituality and the fragility of existence
1415 A Matter of Life and Death (1946) - fate, free will, the afterlife and more in this absolutely timeless classic.
1600 Insight Film Festival present a series of short films on faith, and are joined by Johannes Sjoberg and Mark Vernon to discuss the nature of belief.
1800 Wings of Desire (1987) - Wim Wenders’ beautiful and otherworldly paen to love, romance and the city of Berlin
1130 Liam Young, from thinktank Tomorrow's Thoughts Today, and the Humanist Philosopher's Group reflect on the ethics of nuclear waste via a screening of Into Eternity (2010)
1345 London School of Philosophyinvestigate what heroes, anti-heroes and superheroes tell us about human nature:
- Sam Fremantle explores why With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility using Spiderman (2002) and other Marvel films
- Shahrar Ali examines The Evil Which Men Do usingCrimson Tide (1995), The Siege (1998) and The Believer (2001)
- Anja Steinbauer explores the ethics of heroism, honour and violence in Ghost Dog (1999)
- Mark Fielding asks whether Hannibal Lecter is a Hero for Our Time?
Bertrand Russell Room
1200 The Wisdom of Film - The External World
This session will introduce you to the sceptical argument and looks at why we should take it seriously. The session will explore some ideas brought to us by Christopher Nolan, the Wachowski brothers and Alejandro Amenabar, but before them Nozick, Descartes and Chuang-Tzu.
1415 The Examined Life (2009)
Astra Taylor's portrait of some of the world's leading thinkers takes philosophy into the streets
1600 The Wisdom of Film - Time
What is time? Is it real or simply a metaphor? Might time travel one day be possible? Do the past and the future actually exist? These are some of the questions that we shall consider whilst looking at the philosophy of time.
Films include: Donnie Darko (2001); Primer (2004); H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine (1960); Terminator 1 and 2; Back to the Future (1985); Twelve Monkeys (1995)
Doors are at 11am. Tickets from the link below.