DMU students organise dystopian film festival

By Beth Mosettig

A dystopian film festival is launched by a group of DMU students at The Phoenix Cinema on March 17-20.

The festival is organised by around 20 second year Film Studies students at De Montfort University.

The course works closely with the cinema with the festival being part of a module for the degree.

Stuart Peters, a Film Studies student who is part of the group, said: “Last year’s festival featured films on rebellion, however, we wanted to have a more art house style with our project as there are many cult films on the theme of a dystopian world.”

The group wanted to show the public more cult films centered on a dystopian theme, with films for all ages.

On the morning of Thursday March 17 there is a school screening of Wall.E for the younger audience that has already sold out.

The event is also hosting some popular recent films with a screening of Mad Max Fury Road in 3D with a DJ set afterwards coordinated to run in time with the music in the film.

As well as film and full English breakfast included on Sunday March 20 at midday with the film Silent Running.

Mr Peters went on to say: “It’s really cool to have a working partnership with the cinema and the students as you can get experience behind the scenes as well as at the front.”

You can find out more information on their Facebook page Dystopian Film Festival or their twitter @filmfestphoenix

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