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Planet of the Apes (1968)

International Anthony Burgess Foundation

16 April 2015 · 6:30pm

International Anthony Burgess Foundation, 3 Cambridge Street, Manchester, M1 5BY · Get directions

Organised by: The Science Entertainment Lab

Religion puts science on trial in this science fiction landmark featuring Moses himself Charlton Heston. Go ape!

Introduced by science fiction researcher and Planet of the Apes expert Dr Amy C. Chambers (University of Manchester)

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How do we anticipate and comprehend worlds just beyond our grasp? How do we find ways of understanding and portraying the interplay between science and religion on film? As part of the Wellcome Trust funded Playing God Project the Science Entertainment Lab at the University of Manchester will host a film series in the spring of 2015 consisting of six films that confront questions about the nature of and connections between science and religion. Screenings will be on Thursdays across March, April, and May in the historic Engine House at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation in Manchester. These events are free and open to the public. At each film screening an expert speaker will provide a brief introduction at 6.30pm and then lead a post-screening discussion with the audience. The evening will include an opening reception from 6.00pm where drinks will be available for purchase.

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