Le Mépris Film Salon

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Le Mempris

Curated by Jay Clifton
Cine-literary event curator for Barbican Film and New Writing South

This unique event looks at the relationship and influences between words and images, literature and film, writers and the media they work in. An afternoon of workshops and discussion will culminte in a rare showing of Jean-Luc Godard's 1965 classic Le Mépris starring Brigitte Bardot.

2pm – 5pm:  Workshop
Led by Harriet Vyner, author of the novel Among Ruins published by Faber and Faber, this session will include practical writing exercises, film clips, group discussion and listening to work created during the session. Suitable for writers of all types who are inspired by film, as well as film makers and enthusiasts.
Maximum 20 participants

Harriet Vyner was brought up in London, Yorkshire and Sussex. She has collaborated in a screenplay about Albert Pierrepoint, the last hangman, and worked on several projects with Jools Holland, including co-authorship of the book Beat Route. She has recently been working on two documentaries - one about Robert Fraser and the other about Francis Bacon. Harriet Vyner was a great friend of Robert Fraser from the late 1970s until his death in 1986.

6pm – 7pm:  Open networking with New Writing South and book signing by Harriet Vyner.

7.15pm – 7.45pm:  Pre-Film Discussion
Jay Clifton in conversation with Harriet Vyner will discuss the influence of film on writers of the twentieth century – from F Scott Fitzgerald to Terry Southern and the particular influence of Godard’s Le Mépris on Harriet’s work.

8pm:  Screening of Le Mépris (Contempt)
Directed by Jean-Luc Godard, 1965.
Staring Brigitte Bardot, Jack Palance and Fritz Lang.
A satire with teeth, Godard’s most accessible but bravest film. A conflict between artistic expression and commercial opportunity parallels the progressive estrangement between a husband and wife.

Workshop + Discussion + Film - £25

(Film + Discussion only - £5  Click here to book this option)

This event is a partnership between the De La Warr Pavilion and New Writing South, and part of the programme for the Modern Times exhibition at the Pavilion exploring the art of the 20th Century.

Sat 22 May 2010
Tickets: Free entry

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01424 229 111
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