at The Lexi Cinema - 21 November @ 9.30pm - book here
 
and at The Shortwave Cinema - 22 November @ 9.00pm - book here9:30
 
   
 

Darwin, Evolution and the Movies 2009

Darwin influenced fiction as well as fact and authors such as HG Wells, Edgar Rice Burroughs and Charles Kingsley were all directly inspired by Darwin’s theory of evolution by the means of natural and sexual selection. The work of Wells, Kingsley and Burroughs paved the way for future generations of writers and filmmakers, Clarke and Creighton to name just two. As a result today’s cinema audience is well versed in evolutionary themes. The threat of future evolution, metamorphosis or mans’ descent into savagery are phenomena our silver screen heroes frequently do battle with. On 24th November 2009 it will be 150 years since On the Origin of Species was published. “The Darwin, Evolution and the Movies Festival” presents films, old and new and live comedy, all of which have one thing in common, they would never have been made without the pioneering work of Charles Darwin.


Darwin, Evolution and the Movies 2009 runs from 20th to 28th November 2009

 
     

THE PROGRAMME

LEXI CINEMA

Friday 20th November:

10.30pm - late night screening - Alien

 

Saturday 21st November

2.00pm - Planet of the Apes

4.30pm Creation plus cast and crew Q & A with Randal Keynes & others

9.30pm Carole Jahme is Sexually Selected! Award winning comedy show (60 mins)

 

Sunday 22nd

1.00pm Jurassic Park

3.00pm Inherit the wind

5.00pm – 2001: a Space Odyssey


RIO CINEMA

Saturday 21st November

11.30pm. Alien

Plus:

Short film specially commissioned for Darwin200

and intro by Carole Jahme

SHORTWAVE CINEMA

Sunday 22nd November

6.30pm. Twenty specially commissioned short films for Darwin200, some of them being premiered at Shortwave, plus accompanying performance poetry and Q&A with the directors.

9.00 Carole Jahme is Sexually Selected! Award winning comedy show

 

RIO CINEMA

Saturday 28th November

11.30pm. Aliens

Plus:

Short film specially commissioned for Darwin200

and intro by Carole Jahme


 

There is a Competition for this festival

 

Question:

On the 24th of November 2009 it will be 150 years since a highly influential book was first published – what was the book’s first, original, FULL, title?

 

The first 10 people attending the comedy show "Carole Jahme is Sexually Selected!" at The Lexi Cinema 21.30 on Saturday 21st Nov to give the correct answer on arrival at The Lexi will win a prize.

 

The first 10 people attending the Darwin200 screening of new films at Shortwave Cinema 18.30 on Sunday 22nd Nov to give the correct answer on arrival at Shortwave will win a prize.  

 

The first 10 people attending the comedy show "Carole Jahme is Sexually Selected!" at Shortwave Cinema 21.00 on Sunday 22nd Nov to give the correct answer on arrival at Shortwave will win a prize.


STONE AGE STYLE SNACKS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE LEXI

(FIRE HAVING JUST BEEN HARNESSED!)

 

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Explore the history of life on Earth and discover the evolutionary links between key species,both extinct and living.

Still from The Tree of Life presented by David Attenborough, to be screened at Shortwave Cinema Sunday 22nd November 2009