Nov 29, on the 15th anniversary of the film’s release, Adelaide’s Feast Festival will be screening FIGHT CLUB and hosting an explosive panel discussion, directly following the screening, on Masculinity, Violence and Fantasy in Entertainment with myself, AFL footballer Henry Slattery, Flinders University lecturer in Screen and Media Dr. Julia Erhart. For more information go the festival website at:
Fifteen years after its 1999 release cult classic film FIGHT CLUB continues to challenge modern notions of heterosexuality and what it means to be a man. Directed by David Fincher and starring Brad Pitt, Ed Norton and Helena Bonham Carter, the film follows a white collar office worker as he starts an underground fight club and descends into madness, using hyper violence to explore themes of masculinity.
Considered by many to be the bastion of male heterosexuality, FIGHT CLUB was ironically written, developed and produced by gay men. Watch the film on the big screen and then join producer Ross Grayson Bell, academic Dr William Peterson, Dr. Julia Erhart, and AFL player Henry Slattery (Essendon and now Port Magpies) in a special forum to discuss and dissect ideas of masculinity, sexuality, fantasy and violence as entertainment. Facilitated by Dr Vicki Crowley.
The Fight Club will be screened prior to the forum.
The Mercury Cinema, 13 Morphett Street, Adelaide
29 Nov 2pm, 139 mins film plus 30 mins forum.