Film screening of The Conversation [Being Human Festival 2016]
The Conversation focuses on a paranoid, secretive surveillance expert who has a crisis of conscience when he suspects that a couple he is spying on will be murdered. The film, directed by Francis Ford Coppola and screened after Watergate in 1974, raised important questions about the possible misuse of surveillance technology and connects with present-day concerns surrounding state spying and the erosion of civil liberties. The film will be introduced by Dr Claire Hubbard-Hall (Senior Lecturer in History, Bishop Grosseteste University) as we consider themes of surveillance in popular culture and classic filmography. This event is organised by Bishop Grosseteste University with the support of the following cultural and community partners: Lincoln Film Society and The Venue (Lincoln).
This event is part of the Being Human festival, the UK’s only national festival of the humanities, taking place 17–25 November. Led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London, in partnership with the Arts & Humanities Research Council and the British Academy. For further information please see beinghumanfestival.org.