Dark City +TALK: Dark Cities

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When John Murdoch (Rufus Sewell) wakes up with amnesia in a strange hotel room, he finds that he is wanted for a string of grisly murders. Unable to remember what happened, or who he is, Murdoch sets out to unravel the mystery of his identity. But as he gets closer to the truth, he discovers a dark underworld controlled by beings called Strangers, who are experimenting on humans by rearranging the very world around them…

Alex Proyas, Aus/US 1998, 15, 100mins

Dark City by Alex Proyas is a great visionary achievement, a film so original and exciting, it stirred my imagination like Metropolis and 2001: A Space Odyssey
Roger Ebert

Dark City trades in such weighty themes as memory, thought control, human will and the altering of reality, but is engaging mostly in the degree to which it creates and sustains a visually startling alternate universe”
Variety

“Part film noir, part science fiction, part fantasy, and part psychotic dreamscape, Dark City is a visual marvel of a cinematic experience”
Q Network Film Desk

“Was The Matrix before The Matrix was ever in the pop culture lexicon”
Cinema Crazed

The film will be preceded by a talk from urban geographer Dr Regan Koch of Queen Mary University of London, who will consider some of the more ordinary ways that public life in cities is constantly being reconfigured. From large-scale transformations to micro-level modifications, there are good reasons to be both pessimistic and hopeful about contemporary urbanisation.

Where: The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Road, E8 3AS
When: Monday 16th November 2015, talk 7:30pm | film 8pm
Tickets: FREE (booking required)
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