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Film Screening: Bent (1997)

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Roland Levinsky Building

Lecture Theater Two

Roland Levinsky Building

Plymouth

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In 1930s Berlin, a gay Jew is sent to a concentration camp under the Nazi regime.

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As part of LGBT+ History Month the University of Plymouth in collaboration with the LGBT+ Staff Forum will be putting on a film screening of the 1997 award winning Bent.

We would like to invite you to join us for refreshments both prior to the screening at 18:00 (the film will begin at 18:30) and also following the film.

This showing will be free of charge however registration is essential and will take place in Lecture Theater Two in the Roland Levinsky Building.

"Bent" tells a heartrending love story, set against the backdrop of the Holocaust. I could describe the film in solemn pieties, but that would be too easy. The more deeply it descends into horror, the more alarming its agenda becomes, until finally I'd had enough: The material is not worthy of its setting.

The story involves a Berlin homosexual named Max (Clive Owen), who is swept up in the Nazi madness, forced to kill his lover, sent to a prison camp, and there finds true love with another man. Max has lied to qualify for a yellow star (signifying he is Jewish) instead of a pink one (homosexual). By the end he is proud to wear the pink star, but his decision is staged as a crowd-pleaser.

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