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BBFC supports Film Matters screenings at Westminster University

The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) is supporting two screenings at Westminster University, as part of a series of events to mark the opening of the restored Regent Street Cinema in Spring 2015.

Date 15/01/2015

Screenings of Dear Censor, a documentary about the history of the BBFC, on 28 January 3pm-5pm; and Louis Malle’s Pretty Baby on 4 February 3pm-5pm, will each be followed by a discussion with Craig Lapper, a Senior Film Examiner at the BBFC.

The Film Matters season, organised by the Centre for Law, Society and Popular Culture at Westminster Law School, also includes Stanley Kubrick’s Paths of Glory, as part of the Centre's activities relating to World War One, while further screenings and discussions cover themes of copyright and the internet. 

The Centre for Law, Society and Popular Culture at Westminster Law School has long championed film at the University, creating the first UK module on Film and the Law, setting up the Compton Film Club and organising the BBFC centenary exhibition ‘Classified’ in 2012, in addition to publishing research in the area.

The Regent Street Cinema, known as the birthplace of British cinema, was used by the Lumière brothers to perform their first moving picture shows in the UK in 1896, but later fell into disrepair. The restored cinema is due to open to the public in spring 2015.

Find out more about Film Matters screenings 

For out more about the restoration of The Regent Street Cinema

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