‘Humanities in Public’ is the research showcase of the Faculty of Humanities, Languages and Social Science at Manchester Metropolitan University. Our aim is to introduce you to the research we do via a programme of topical events and activities that make you want to come join us and participate. The programme is open to absolutely everyone.
Our Season for January-March 2016 focuses on ‘SEX’ and many of our events have a cinematic flavour. Full details of the season are at this link: http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/hip/sex/
Film-related highlights include:
- Sex Symbol: Valentino! Composer, broadcaster and accompanist Neil Brand will join Andrew Moor (MMU) for a discussion of ‘Sex and Film Music’ at HOME MCR, before accompanying a screening of Valentino’s The Son of the Sheik (1926): http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/hip/sex/sex-symbol-valentino/
- Queer Film Festivals as Activism: An International Symposium: http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/hip/sex/queer-film-festivals-as-activism-an-international-symposium/
- My Name is Gerry Potter: a Manchester premiere screening of this documentary about Liverpool-born poet and performer, Gerry Potter. Gerry will join Andrew Moor (MMU) for a discussion of his life and work after the screening: http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/hip/sex/my-name-is-gerry-potter/
- Myra Breckenridge (1970): A rare screening of Michael Sarne’s 1970 film (considered by some at the time to be the worst film ever made). After the screening we are delighted that two of the UK’s premiere queer performers, Kate O’Donnell and Cheddar Gorgous, will join Andrew Moor (MMU) for a discussion. This event will be immediately followed by the February edition of Manchester’s infamous and fabulous club night Cha Cha Boudoir!! http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/hip/sex/myra-breckenridge/
- Hot Sex Time Machine: Dr Monica Pearl (Manchester), Dr Linda Ruth Williams (Southampton) and Dr Andrew Moor (MMU) introducing and discussing screenings of My Beautiful Laundrette, Desert Hearts and Nine and a Half Weeks (all 1985). http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/hip/sex/hot-sex-time-machine/
Most events are free and tickets are now available for them all!