Viewing certain films has become more problematic than ever before.

Claims of sexual abuse and impropriety dominate the headlines leading to the #MeToo and #TimesUp campaigns. Once beloved personalities are now box office poison. From Arbuckle to Spacey, Allen to Polanski, scandal clouds the filmmaking industry.

CinePunked’s resident hosts Robert JE Simpson and Dr Rachael Kelly (plus special guests) lead an interactive panel discussion navigating the ethics of film-watching in a post-Weinstein era. Can we separate art from artist? How is the cinema gaze being redirected? Is it ok to watch a film when the makers have been convicted of criminal activity? Where does the line sit between suffering for craft, and abuse?

Expect heated debate and audience interaction.

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