Women & Obsession: Smooth Talk

Reclaim The Frame

Thu 01 Jan 1970

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Price

£7* each or £12* for both | £5* under 25s / students

Time

Dance With A Stranger 6pm | Smooth Talk 8.30pm

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Women & Obsession: Smooth Talk

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RECLAIM THE FRAME

VINTAGE DOUBLE BILL: WOMEN & OBSESSION

Our regular partners Birds’ Eye View have curated a Reclaim The Frame: Vintage season for us as part of the BFI FAN Film Feels: Obsession season, on the theme of Women and Obsession. Join us for a double bill of two unique and under-screened female-made thrillers from the 80s plus creative writing workshops tapping into one’s own obsessive capacities!

In addition to the screenings, the audience are invited to a interval discussion led by Mia Bays, Birds’ Eye View’s Director-At-Large and Oscar-winning producer. After the screenings there will be a workshop, hosted by the award winning poet and creative writing facilitator Be Manzini where the audience can explore their own objects of obsession, through words and images. 


Showing Times:

  • Dance With A Stranger: Tue 16 Jul – 6pm + Specialist Intro
  • Smooth Talk: Tue 16 Jul: 8.30pm

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SMOOTH TALK (15)

Dir. Joyce Chopra
92 mins,1985. UK, USA 

Featuring a young Laura Dern in her debut lead role as Connie, a teenage girl who is pursued by an enigmatic older man. Atmospherically crafted Smooth Talk won the Grand Jury prize in the dramatic category at Sundance Film Festival. It unsettlingly contracts two types of sexual obsession – a teenager’s sexual curiosity and tendency to ‘crush’ and an older man’s fetishisation and manipulation of innocence.  

In addition, the audience are invited to a interval discussion led by Mia Bays, Birds’ Eye View’s Director-At-Large and Oscar-winning producer. After the screenings there will be a workshop, hosted by the award winning poet and creative writing facilitator Be Manzini where the audience can explore their own objects of obsession, through words and images. 


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This screening is part of Film Feels: Obsession, a UK-wide cinema season, supported by the National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network.  Explore all films and events at www.filmfeels.co.uk  


Venue: Exeter Phoenix, Studio 74

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