Time: 18:30 for a 19:00 start. Film ends 21:00.
Venue: Room 0.30, Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities, University of East Anglia
The first meeting of the UEA Newman Society takes place this Friday in the main seminar room in the new Humanities Institute, and also kicks off our monthly film screening series of the autumn semester.
The first screening in the Newman Society's autumn series is the 1966 film, A Man for All Seasons, a British film based on Robert Bolt's play of the same name about Sir Thomas More. Paul Scofield, who had played More in the West End stage premiere, also took the role in the film, alongside Robert Shaw and Vanessa Redgrave. The film won six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor.
The film ranked number 43 on the British Film Institute's list of the top 100 British films. In 1995, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of cinema, the Vatican listed it among the greatest movies of all time.
There will be some light refreshments for the early birds (wine, soft drinks and snacks) but guests are encouraged to bring their own refreshments to enjoy during the movie. Fr Michael Collis, one of our new priest chaplains hopes to join us, and there will also be the opportunity to talk about the society and the forthcoming activities for the term ahead.
All are welcome.
If you are a UEA student, you can join the Newman Society, here.