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The Long Take: Origins and Endings in Film Noir

On Saturday 24 November, the University’s  Heritage & Creativity Institute for Collections is teaming up with Reading Film Theatre for a reading by acclaimed writer Robin Robertson, screening of the classic Orson Welles film ‘Touch of Evil’, and pop-up exhibition.

 The Long Take

We welcome Robin Robertson who will read from his vivid verse novel ‘The Long Take’, winner of the Roehampton Poetry Prize, the Goldsmiths Prize, and shortlisted for the 2018 Man Booker Prize.

Robin Robertson will be joined in conversation with John Gibbs, Professor of Film, and Steven Matthews, Professor of English Literature to reflect on his use of noir style.

Touch of Evil

This will be followed by a rare opportunity to see the celebrated 1958 film noir, written, directed and co-starring Orson Welles, widely regarded as one of Welles’ best motion pictures and one of the best classic-era films noir.

Doors open at 16:30


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This event is part of the Being Human Festival, a national forum for public engagement with humanities research. This year the festival will feature innovative events and provoke debate around the theme of ‘Origins and Endings’.


24 November 2018
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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