Dark City +TALK: Dark Cities

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John Murdoch (Rufus Sewell) awakens alone in a strange hotel room to find that he is wanted for a series of brutal murders. The problem is that he can’t remember whether he committed the murders or not. Convinced that he has gone mad, Murdoch seeks to unravel the riddle of his identity. As he edges closer to solving the mystery, he stumbles upon a fiendish underworld controlled by a group of ominous beings known as the Strangers who are experimenting on humans by rearranging the spaces and places in which they live…

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”

“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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