Wednesday 2 December 2009

Midnight Cowboy Screentalk at Barbican Centre

On Thursday December 10 at 8.30 I am taking part in a special Barbican Film event. As part of Jay Clifton’s Stranger in Town series, I shall be talking with music writer Eddi Fiegel about the classic sixties movie Midnight Cowboy and what it tells us about American film culture at the end of this most turbulent of decades. The following is taken from the Barbican press release:

Cult film screening and pre-film discussion: MIDNIGHT COWBOY (d. John Schlesinger, 1969) plus pre-film discussion with KEN HOLLINGS (writer and broadcaster) and EDDI FIEGEL. Event devised and curated by JAY CLIFTON for Barbican Film. THURSDAY 10 DECEMBER AT 8.30PM, BARBICAN CENTRE.

From the starting point of film composer John Barry’s score for the film, biographer Eddi Fiegel (John Barry - A Sixties Theme, Dream a Little Dream of Me: The Life of Mama Cass) will discuss the film ‘Midnight Cowboy’ with Cold War pop culture historian Ken Hollings (Welcome to Mars), in relation to the changing face of America at the tail end of the Sixties.

Followed by a screening of the Oscar-winning film, directed by John Schlesinger and featuring career-best performances from Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman. Book signings by Ken and Eddi at 8pm in the foyer, plus socialising. Screentalk at 8.30pm and film starts at 9pm.Tickets and more information available here or by phone from the Barbican Box Office on 020 7638 8891.

Hey, we’re talking here!

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