Swedenborg Film Season Programme 2010

Weekly in Swedenborg Hall

Free Admission

Limited Capacity

Booking is highly recommended via nora@swedenborg.org.uk

Refreshments will also be served

Sept. 3rd: Jacob's Ladder with Nicholas Royle 6:00 pm (free)

Sept. 10th Film: Afterlife 7:00 pm (free)

Sept. 17th Film:  Stay 7:00 pm (free)

Sept. 24th Film: Wrist Cutters 7:00 pm (free)

Oct. 1st Film: Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey 7:00 pm (free)

Oct. 8th Film: Matter of Life and Death 7:00 pm (free)

Oct. 15th Film: Battleship Potemkin with Robert Robertson 6:00 pm (free)

Recommended Publication

Images of the Afterlife in Cinema

By James Wilson

These texts were written to accompany the screenings of the Images of the Afterlife in Cinema film season held at the Swedenborg Society during the Autumn of 2010. They seek out parallels and congruencies between the life and thought of the Swedish visionary, Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772), who famously claimed to have travelled into the afterlife, and portrayals of life after death in a variety of cinematic genres.

The volume includes essays on Adrian Lyne’s Jacob’s Ladder (1990); Hirokazu Kore-Eda’s After Life (1998); Marc Forster’s Stay (2005); Goran Dukic’s Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006); Peter Hewitt’s Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey (1991); and Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s A Matter of Life & Death (1946). Also included is an interview with the award-winning Eisenstein scholar, Robert Robertson, highlighting the Soviet director’s familiarity with Swedenborg.

Available now from the Swedenborg Society bookshop. Only £4.00 + postage.

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