TALK: Science Fiction: From page to screen SCREENING: Village of the Damned

Talk: Science Fiction: From page to screen
Saturday 27 September
, 4.30pm Capron House, Midhurst

In this talk James Clarke, whose latest book Bodies in Heroic Motion: The Cinema of James Cameron was published by Columbia University Press imprint Wallflower Press in August, will explore some classic science fiction novels and how they have been adapted to film. The talk will feature examples of Wells and Wyndham’s work, and will explore more widely, too, the ways in which cinema re-imagines literature’s exploration of the collision between the ordinary and the extraordinary.

Tickets: £8

Buy tickets online; by telephone 01243 813595 or in person from Cloisters Shop, Chichester Cathedral

After the talk there will be time for a meal at one of Midhurst’s many restaurants or depending on the weather bring a picnic to enjoy in the grounds of Capron House. Our thanks go to the Cowdray Estate for allowing us to use this venue.

Village of the Damned (12)
Saturday 27 September
, 7pm Memorial Hall adjacent to Capron House, Midhurst

Something is seriously amiss in the British village of Midwich. At 11 a.m. one morning, every village resident suddenly falls asleep — and then, just as suddenly, everyone wakes up. But the legacy of this event will haunt the village for years to come, as all the woman of childbearing years have mysteriously become pregnant. Based on John Wyndham’s 1957 novel The Midwich Cuckoos.

Dir: Wolf Rilla. Screenplay: Stirling Silliphant. Starring: George Sanders and Barbara Shelley. US. 1960. 78 mins.

Tickets: £8

Buy tickets online; by telephone 01243 813595 or in person from Cloisters Shop, Chichester Cathedral