Those of you near Edinburgh on Wednesday 12th October get not only the chance to see Duncan Jones’ SOURCE CODE but also take part in a post screening discussion on the nature of mind and conciousness with Filmosophy who are now entering their seventh season of original and thought-provoking films and discussions.
Next weeks screening of SOURCE CODE is the first of the season and will feature a short introduction by James Mooney (Short Courses lecturer and course organiser at The University of Edinburgh) and will be proceeded by an accessible and informal post-screening discussion on Daniel Dennett’s (Author, Philospher and Cognitive Scientist) views in relation to the film. No previous knowledge of philosophy is required, everything’s going to be ok 😉
Filmosophy will be screening MOON on Tuesday 13th May, 17:50 at Edinburgh Filmhouse as part of the Filmosophy 2014 season. The screening will include an introduction and post screening discussion on philosophical issues raised in the film such as identity, memory and ethics. But what is Filmosophy?
“Filmosophy is where film meets philosophy. Some films, like philosophy itself, can challenge our preconceived views of ourselves and the world around us. They may provide more questions than answers; yet, in doing so, they will expand our ideas and allow us to view familiar things in an unfamiliar way. They are films that demand to be discussed.”
Tickets for the screening can be booked at Filmhouse.
More details on Filmosophy and the 2014 season of films can be found on the Filmosophy site.
Good News for fans of seeing MOON on the big screen in Edinburgh. Filmhouse includes a screening of Duncan Jones’ award winning feature debut as part of the short ‘What is Human Dignity?‘ season beginning Friday 25th November.
MOON itself will screen on Saturday 26th November at 18:00 and includes a post screening discussion with a panel of bioethics and medical law specialists covering some of the issues raised in the film.
They may be taking a DNA sample on the way out, but this is nothing to worry about, just part of the “the experience”, there is no truth in the rumour that the screening is sponsored by Lunar Industries.
Duncan Jones’ low-budget sci-fi feature debut MOON has won the prestigious Michael Powell Award for Best New British Feature Film at the 63rd Edinburgh International Film Festival, it was announced today.
The Jury citation read: “We award Moon for its singular vision and remarkably assured direction as well as for the inspired manner in which it transcends genre. The central performance by Sam Rockwell embodies the film’s emotional complexity and compelling philosophical perspective.”
Duncan Jones & Stuart Fenegan receiving the award from EIFF Patron Sir Sean Connery.
This year’s Michael Powell Jury were director Joe Wright (Atonement) who presided over the five-strong Jury: film critic Claudia Puig; actress Sacha Horler (My Year Without Sex); journalist and author Janet Street-Porter and Frank Langella (Frost/Nixon).