Alumni event: The New Man film screening

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Tavistock & Portman Alumni event: The New Man screening

The Tavistock & Portman Alumni Society are thrilled to invite you to the second Alumni event which will involve a screening of ‘The New Man’ followed by a panel discussion and networking.

A married couple (writer Devorah Baum & filmmaker Josh Appignanesi, The Infidel) turn the camera on themselves as they undergo the frequently hilarious ordeal of becoming parents in our era of IVF, late reproduction, and the crisis of masculinity. But when life-threatening complications hit, they’re tested to the brink. What emerges is an intimate, moving portrait of a generation going through a revolution that no-one’s talking about.

En route we encounter the likes of Zadie Smith, John Berger, Antony Gormley, Slavoj Žižek, Hisham Matar, Darian Leader and David Schneider.

It’s a film for anyone who has children, is thinking of having them, or still feels like a child themselves.

“Lovely, personal and abjectly honest… Very funny and poignant.” Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian ★★★★

"Very, very moving and revealing.. told with great honesty and love" Mark Kermode, BBC5 Wittertainment, Top 5 Pick

“Moving, insightful and beautifully crafted.” David Calhoun, Time Out ★★★★

"Candid introspection and self-interrogation... profoundly moving." Wendy Ide, The Observer ★★★★

"Shows feeling like sudden light shows colour" Sophie Monks Kaufman, Little White Lies "An ascendant sincerity... A fascinating insight into modern fatherhood, male identity, and cultural expectation" Daniel Palmer, Film Inquiry

"Compelling and revealing" Larushka Ivan-Zadeh, Metro ★★★★

Alumni will be notified when booking for this event opens.

Read a review of the film on the Guardian website

Visit the website of The New Man

Please note this event is for Tavistock & Portman Alumni.

When: 24th April 2017

Time: 18:30 - 21:30

Where: Lecture Theatre and Café (5th Floor), Tavistock Centre, 120 Belsize Lane, NW3 5BA

Chair: Lis Jones (Title)

Panel: Devorah Baum & Josh Appignanesi, Joanna Rosenthall, Alessandra Cavalli,


18.30 Registration

18:45 Chairs' Welcome

19:00 Screening of 'The New Man' film

20:15 Discussion

Networking & Drinks


What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The nearest tube stations are Swiss Cottage (Jubilee) and Finchley Road (Metropolitan & Jubilee).

Local buses: 46 and 603

Parking: There is limited parking available on site and spaces will be offered on a first come first served basis. To secure a space, please contact Saphron Birkett (

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email Saphron Birkett at or call on 0208 938 2567.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, we will have copies of registration details so just turn up on the day and tell us your name.

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