Free film Screening of 'Boy Called Twist' - Tim Greenes' adaption of Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist

Free film Screening of 'Boy Called Twist'  - Tim Greenes' adaption of Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist

Boy Called Twist

Series Name Dickens on Screen Project - School of English
Speaker Kris Siefken (School of English)
Type Arts & Entertainment
When 27 Nov 2013, 04:15PM - 06:45PM
Venue University Film Theatre, Attenborough Building
Open To University staff and students
Ticket Price Free - open to all staff and students of the university
For Bookings Contact No booking is necessary but for more information please contact Kris Siefken on khs7@le.ac.uk

As the launch event of the new Dickens on Screen project (founded by PhD researchers from the School of English) there will be a free screening of Tim Greene's acclaimed South African adaptation of the Charles Dickens' novel Oliver Twist: 'Boy Called Twist'.

A contemporary adaptation of the beloved 19th Century novel that is both hard hitting and poignant, Greene shows how the issues of class and poverty raised by Dickens in 1837 are still as relevant and pertinent today. In the spirit of Dickens' desire to address and overcome the cycle of child poverty the producers auditioned and hired street children for several key roles in the film with the aim that the production should also have a lasting impact on the lives of the very people whose struggles both Dickens and Greene were aiming to bring to the attention of a wider audience.

The screening will be introduced by Kris Siefken from the School of English. Kris is a PhD researcher specializing in Dickens, and recipient of the Bicentennial Partlow Prize from the Dickens Society in 2012 for work on Oliver Twist.

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