Film Screening: Cleft Lip (2018), re-telling Oedipus (Mcr Classical Associa...

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70 Oxford Street (the old Cornerhouse cinema)

Manchester Metropolitan University

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Manchester Classical Association presents a special screening of Erik Knudsen's 'Cleft Lip' (2018), a 21st century retelling of the Oedipus myth which asks the question of 'what happens when fertility becomes a commodity in a fractured society?'. We're lucky enough to be joined by the film's director for this event, which will also feature his introduction to the film and a Q&A session with the audience.

The event will run from 6-8pm, with refreshments available from 5.30pm. Our venue is 70 Oxford Street, Manchester Metropolitan University - an original cinema screen in the old CornerHouse Cinema, Oxford Road.

The screening is free and open to all but pre-booking is essential due to limited space, so please do RSVP in advance via Eventbrite. You can watch a trailer and find out more about the film's awards and acclaimations here: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/cleftlip/237971482


The cinema is largely in its original condition, which is wonderful but also can be a little chilly, so be sure to bring a jumper!


Due to the ongoing global situation with COVID-19, the Manchester & District Branch of the Classical Association has made the local decision to suspend all its public-facing activities for the remainder of 2019/20. These are: the performance scheduled for 25th March (Stephe Harrop, Alcestis in Bits); the Director's Screening of Cleft Lip scheduled for 22nd April; the Annual Whitehead Lecture scheduled for 13th May (Maria Wyke); the Reading Competition scheduled in June; and the Texts Day scheduled for this month. We are re-scheduling some of these events to take place in the 2020/1 academic year. Please see our website over the coming months for details of these: https://www.manchesterca.org.uk/


Thank you for your understanding.

With best wishes,

Dr April Pudsey

Chair, Manchester Classical Association

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