‘Twilight’ to be Screened at BFI:GOTHIC – The Dark Heart of Film Event
GOTHIC: THE DARK HEART OF FILM
TWILIGHT & AFTER TWILIGHT
. Calling all Twihards! As part of the BFI’s blockbuster project GOTHIC: The Dark Heart of Film at BFI Southbank this January there is an opportunity to see the first Twilight film once more on the big screen on 10th and 13th January 2014. You can also declare your undying love for this global sensation at After Twilight on 10th January 2014, an event which brings together a range of voices to explore the Twilight world.
The first instalment in the Twilight saga based on Stephanie Meyer’s bestsellers boldly reinvents the Gothic vampire mythology for a new generation. It’s an epic tale of eternal love between 17-year-old Bella Swan and 107 -year-old vampire Edward Cullen and gives a new twist on the nice-girl-bad-boy story-line. It made international stars of its two leads and confirmed the heart-throb status of RPatz.
Share your views with a panel of guest speakers at After Twilight and discuss this cinematic phenomenon that has taken over $3.3 billion dollars globally, and inspired everlasting devotion among its ‘Twihard’ fans.
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BFI Southbank, Belvedere Rd, South Bank, London SE1 8XT
Nearest station: Waterloo
USA 2008. Dir Catherine Hardwicke. With Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Billy Burke. 122min. Digital. 12A
High-schooler Bella Swan is a Gothic heroine for a new generation, determined in her love for vegetarian vampire Edward Cullen, despite his efforts to protect her from his tormented existence. The first in the saga based on Stephenie Meyer’s bestsellers, Twilight boldly reinvents the Gothic vampire mythology as a bloody romance, an epic tale of love eternal, and a parable of forbidden desire and female self-determination. Come and see what hoards of fans fell in love with, or take the opportunity to see the film once more on the big screen.
Fri 10 Jan 20:30 NFT3
Sun 12 Jan 18:10 NFT3
Do you love Twilight? Do you hate it? Why? This true cinematic phenomenon has taken over $3.3billion dollars globally, inspiring undying love among ‘Twihard’ fans, and almost universal savagery among critics. Share your views at this event which brings together a range of voices to explore the Twilight world and the issues it raises. Why does it take so long for genre films to gain critical respectability – as was the case for many of the films in the Gothic season? Why are romantic films and their (largely) female audiences consistently written off? Join us for the debate!
Fri 10 Jan 18:10 NFT3