Autumn Term Screening and Discussion Timetable

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Exciting news! We now have the dates for this term’s Screening and Discussion Sessions.


All are very welcome to attend our meetings which will take place on the following dates, at the following locations:

6th of October 5-7pm, Jarman 7

20th of October 5-7pm, Jarman 7

27th of October 5-7pm, Jarman 7

10th of November 5-7pm, Jarman 7

24th of November 5-7pm, Jarman 7

8th of December 5-7pm, Jarman 7

15th of December 5-7pm, Location: To Be Confirmed

More information on films/other activities will be posted in due course. It is anticipated that some of our meetings will focus on the Group’s very interesting involvement with the Melodrama Research Consortium.

Do log in to comment, or email me on, if you have any suggestions for screening/other activities.


Blonde Venus Screening at the Gulbenkian Cinema 23rd of September 7pm

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Blonde Venus

As mentioned in the last post, Lies and Ann-Marie have organised a fantastic Divine Divas season at the Gulbenkian Cinema. The Gulbenkian Cinema’s information on the film:

Josef von Sternberg | USA | 1932 | 93mins | Marlene Dietrich, Cary Grant, Herbert Marshall

Josef von Sternberg’s Pre-Code drama stars his favourite collaborator Marlene Dietrich, and is the only one of his films that depicts her within the everyday.

In Depression-era New York, chemist Ned Farady (Herbert Marshall) contracts a rare disease, and his wife, Helen (Dietrich), must resume her career as glamorous cabaret performer ‘the Blonde Venus’ to finance his treatment abroad.

But during Ned’s absence and convalescence she falls for wealthy man-about-town Nick Townsend (Grant) and, drawn into an affair, her descent into the corruption and seediness of clubland takes her further and further from the man she re-entered it for.

Tickets: Full £8 / Concessions £7/ GulbCard Members £6 / Students £5 / GulbCard Students £4
Venue: Cinema

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Divine Divas Season at the Gulbenkian Cinema

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Gulbenkian Cinema

Melodrama Research Group members Lies and Ann-Marie have been busy organising an exciting season of films to be screened at the Gulbenkian Cinema on the University of Kent Canterbury campus. All of the films feature one of Hollywood’s ‘Divine Divas’. The season launches on Tuesday the 23rd of September at 7pm with Marlene Dietrich in Blonde Venus (1932). Do catch this classic film if you can. More details will be posted to the blog shortly!

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