Philosophy at the Showroom
In association with the University of Sheffield
Philosophy at the Showroom is a series that involves sessions that probe the philosophical questions raised by some of cinema’s most intriguing films, and also sessions that discuss books that have philosophical themes (either philosophical texts, or other works that raise philosophical questions). Our obligations to others, heroism, death, and the functioning of the mind are just some of the themes these screenings and the book events will explore.
Each film will be introduced by a philosopher from the University of Sheffield, and followed by a group discussion of the philosophical problems it confronts.
The talks will not presuppose any prior knowledge of philosophy, and we hope they will lead to the development of a thriving community of those interested in the subject in the city.
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For further information, please contact Bob Stern: firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming films & events
- The Lobster 15
- Based on the principle that two people are better than one, this weird and wonderful film is set in the near future where it is against the law to be single.
- Thu 28 Feb
- The Miracle Worker PG
- The story of the relationship between Helen Keller, a deaf and blind girl, and Anne Sullivan, her half-blind teacher, and how Anne managed to teach Helen a sign language.
- Thu 25 Apr
- Black Narcissus U
- In this unusual, visually stunning, and dramatically compelling film, Anglican nuns attempt to establish a convent in the Himalayas. The sisters find the sensual atmosphere unsettling, and eventually sexual attraction leads to tragedy.
- Thu 30 May
- Dirty Dancing 15
- Swayze's fancy footwork and the time of your life all over again, this time on the big screen.
- Thu 27 Jun