We Need to Talk About Kevin: A Cardiff University sciSCREEN event
Public event 03.11.2011
SpeakersProfessor Robert Snowden, School of PsychologyDr Jules Holroyd, Cardiff School of English, Communication and PhilosophyProfessor Stephanie van Goozen, School of PsychologyDr Elaine Green, Institute of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences
Organised byCardiff University staff and PhD students: Gemma Hammerton, Becky Mars, Victoria Roberton, Ruth Sellers and Jessica Watts, with Dr Jamie Lewis, MRC CNGG and Dr Katie Featherstone, Cesagen, Cardiff University
VenueChapter Arts Centre, Market RoadCanton, Cardiff, CF5 1QE
We need to talk about Kevin(UK 2011, 112 min., 15)Director: Lynne RamseyWith: Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly and Erza Miller.
We need to talk about Kevin, directed by Lynne Ramsey and adapted from the novel by Lionel Shriver, is the focus of the next Cardiff sciSCREEN event. Tilda Swinton stars as Eva, a mother desperately haunted by the horrific actions of her teenage son, who engineers a high-school killing spree which shakes their community and leaves him in prison. The film opened at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year and has received widespread critical acclaim.
This screening will include an opportunity for discussion and debate. After the film there will be a wine reception and a panel discussion involving a philosopher, a geneticist and two professors of psychology with experience in psychopathy and forensics. The discussion will cover themes brought up by the film including: the nature nurture debate, child development, postnatal depression, and responsibility and blame.