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Reclaim the Frame Double Bill: Smooth Talk
Smooth Talk (1986) directed by Joyce Chopra features Laura Dern in her debut lead role as Connie, a teenage girl who is pursued by an enigmatic older man. Atmospherically crafted Smooth Talk won the Grand Jury prize in the dramatic category at Sundance Film Festival. It unsettlingly contracts two types of sexual obsession - a teenager's sexual curiosity and tendency to 'crush' and an older man's fetishisation and manipulation of innocence.
If you also book a ticket for Dance With a Stranger at the same time, you'll benefit from our Double Bill Offer and only pay £10 in total to watch both films.
The audience are invited to an interval discussion led by Mia Bays, Birds’ Eye View’s Director-At-Large and Oscar-winning producer, plus a criminologist and film expert from the University of Plymouth. We’ll provide nibbles to keep energy levels high!
After the screenings there will be a workshop, hosted by the award winning poet and creative writing facilitator Be Manzini where the audience can explore their own objects of obsession, through words and images.