Monday, 6 October 2008

Author of 'Performing the Dark Arts: A Cultural History of Conjuring' speaks at film festival

As part of the Compass of Mystery Festival in Bristol, author of Intellect's book Performing the Dark Arts: A Cultural History Michael Mangan is concluding an exciting evening of magic and illusion events by discussing and introducing Christopher Nolan's film The Prestige:

Screening of The Prestige (12)
(Nolan, 2006, 130min) & Introduction
A dark drama about two rival magicians (Christian Bale & Hugh Jackman), so committed to their art that they will fight for supremacy to the death, or so it seems... This adaptation of Christopher Priest‘s novel is a murky and mysterious tale that twists and meanders through the dark streets of late-19th Century London, skirting stranger horizons before winding back to its perplexing, terrifying finale. The film will be introduced by Michael Mangan, academic expert on magic, magicianship and conjury.

This event takes place on Saturday 11 October, 18.30–22.30, £4 / £3 at Mivart Street Studios, Mivart Street, Easton, Bristol.

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