11 Feb 20145:45pm - 8:30pmArts Picturehouse Cinema, 38-39 St Andrew's Street Cambridge CB2 3AR

Description

This celebrated Cold War tale of brainwashing, assassination, demagoguery and political conspiracy was based on the 1959 novel by Richard Condon, a long-time critic of the abuse of power in American politics.  The original film version came out in October 1962, at the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis and just a year before the assassination of JFK, which made many of its themes seem frighteningly real.  The Manchurian Candidate can be viewed both as a paranoid attack on Communism and a satirical warning about the dangers of hysterical anti-Communism.  The film will be introduced by Peter Knight, author of Conspiracy Culture: American Paranoia from the Kennedy Assassination to the X-Files.

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Arts Picturehouse weekday evenings prices (Tuesdays – Thursdays from 5pm)

*Adult £9.50

*Member £7.50

* Retired £8.50

*Student £6 (Festival Special Offer)

*Child £6.00

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Events in the Series

Conspiracies and Conspiracy Film Season
Conspiracy Film Season: The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
11 Feb 2014 5:45pm - 8:30pm, Arts Picturehouse Cinema, 38-39 St Andrew's Street Cambridge CB2 3AR

Film screening with an introduction from Peter Knight, author of Conspiracy Culture: American Paranoia from the Kennedy Assassination to the X-Files.

Conspiracy Film Season: Rosemary’s Baby
18 Feb 2014 5:45pm - 8:30pm, Arts Picturehouse Cinema, 38-39 St Andrew's Street, Cambridge

Film screening with an introduction by Michael Newton, film writer for the Guardian and author of Age of Assassins.

Conspiracy Film Season: All The President’s Men
25 Feb 2014 5:45pm - 8:30pm, Arts Picturehouse Cinema, 38-39 St Andrew's Street Cambridge

Film screening with an introduction by John Naughton, one of the lead investigators on the Conspiracy and Democracy project, and Helen Thompson of Cambridge University, who will talk about presidential politics, investigative journalism and the struggle to uncover the truth. 

Conspiracy Film Season: Hidden Agenda
4 Mar 2014 6:00pm - 8:30pm, Arts Picturehouse Cinema, 38-39 St Andrew's Street Cambridge

A film screening with an introduction from historian Tony Craig and film producer David Hickman, who will discuss conspiracies involving the British secret state and their representation on film.

Conspiracy Film Season: 39 Steps (1935)
11 Mar 2014 6:00pm - 8:30pm, Arts Picturehouse Cinema, 38-39 St Andrew's Street Cambridge

A screening of the film with an introduction from David Trotter, King Edward VII Professor of English at Cambridge

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