Darren Aronofsky – The Cinema of Obsession
Saturday 27 August, 10:00am-5:00pm in the Community Room at West Norwood Picturehouse.
Pre-booking essential. Prices: £40 full price / £35 for concessions / £30 for members
Tutor: Mary Wild
American film director Darren Aronofsky was once asked if he deliberately aims to make audiences feel uncomfortable. He replied, “I definitely want to make them feel something. I'm inspired by the Cyclone roller coaster in Coney Island, where I grew up. It is the greatest ride in the world. I've always tried to construct my films with the same structure: intense, on the edge of your seat.” Aronofsky represents extreme states: isolationists preoccupied with abstract concepts, addicts consumed with the desire to chase the next high, public performers pushing their bodies to the limit. Reactions to his films are mixed - spectators either love or loathe the controversial expressionist auteur; he certainly isn’t for the faint of heart!
Content warning: graphic imagery will be presented, viewer discretion is advised. Advanced viewing is optional, brief film scenes will be shown in the session. Only over-18s can attend. For any questions regarding this course, please email [email protected]