Join us for this site specific screening of 70’s classic ‘Network’ in a live tv studio environment at the BBC. A Filmgoer & Tim Burden event.
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Gloria Hunniford, Stephen Nolan, Noel Thompson; we imagine they’ve all had their bad days at BBC Blackstaff House over the years, but have they ever got so mad that they’re ‘not going to take it anymore’!!? Have they ever threatened to blow their brains out on air?
Back in the 70’s it was different… ‘This tube was the Gospel, the ultimate revelation. This tube can make or break presidents, popes, prime ministers… This tube is the most awesome God-damned force in the whole godless world, and woe is us if it ever falls in to the hands of the wrong people…And when the twelfth largest company in the world controls the most awesome God-damned propaganda force in the whole godless world, who knows what shit will be peddled for truth on this network?’ Well, what do you think, has anything changed?
‘Network’was directed by Sidney Lumet and stars Faye Dunaway, William Holden and Peter Finch. A brilliantly played, stone-cold ‘70s classic, whose message; the blur between entertainment and degradation, has more than a tang of topicality in these days of Fox and reality TV-dominated scheduling.
Introduced by Joe Lindsay.
To close our Belfast Film Festival screening of Network at the BBC we’re having a broadcast media themed after party! Come along after the screening for 70s and 80s electro tunes from the Filmgoer DJs and Adam Curtis inspired visuals from Barry Cullen. Wear your best boring suit and leave your sense of humour at home as for one night only we’re all The Man. Nervous breakdowns permitted. The Menagerie. Thursday 16th April, 9pm til late, free.
Private reception for all Network ticket holders from 5:30pm, until 7pm. First drink for all ticket holders will be free and all canapés will be free, at Fratelli’s, next to Blackstaff House.
Please note film starts at 7pm sharp.