Media Arts Program
 


Saturday, April 1, 2006

Co-sponsored/co-presented by:
Carnegie Art Center

Peter Watkins

NOW AGAIN THE PAST: REWIND REPLAY RESOUND - CULLODEN

Presented at:
Hallwalls

NOW AGAIN THE PAST film series, programmed in conjunction with the Carnegie Art Center's exhibition (February 11-March 18)

CULLODEN (1964)
by Peter Watkins

FREE SCREENING
Now Again The Past film series final screening

A documentary-style reenactment of the famous 1746 Battle of Culloden, known as the bloodiest battle fought on Scottish soil between British troops and sympathizers of the Scottish Jacobite pretender for the crown, Charles Edward Stuart ("Bonnie Prince Charlie"). Using documentary techniques such as talking heads, an observational film crew, and an impartial sounding narrator, CULLODEN is also an effective commentary on the traditional costume drama. The film also turns out to be a timeless critique of imperialism, as relevant now as it was when broadcast by the BBC over forty years ago.


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