The Wolfman: A Cardiff University sciScreen event for National Science and Engineering Week
Public event 29.03.2010
Dr Ian Jones, Department of Psychological Medicine, Cardiff University
Dr Keir Waddington, School of History and Archaeology, Cardiff University
Dr Rebecca Williams, Department of Media, Culture and Journalism, University of Glamorgan
Organised byDr. Jamie Lewis (MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics, Cardiff University) and Dr. Katie Featherstone (Cesagen, Cardiff University)
VenueChapter Arts Centre, Market RoadCanton, Cardiff, CF5 1QE
The Wolfman (USA 2010, 102 min. 15)Director: Joe JohnstonWith: Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, Hugo Weaving
Why are we so fascinated with the monstrous and the anomalous?
This screening of The Wolfman will include an opportunity for discussion and debate. The film will be introduced by academics from Cardiff University. After the film there will be a wine reception and a panel discussion involving biomedical and social scientists. The audience will be invited to debate some of the issues raised by the film. The debate will focus on the rise in popularity of the gothic in film, the historical treatment of madness, personal transformation and trigger events for psychiatric disorders.