1971: The Year Hollywood Went Independent

Season Curated by Park Circus & Cinema Rediscovered
  • £8.55 / £7.65 for screenings before 5pm (Non-Members: £9.50 / £8.50 )
    Aged Under 26: £6.30 / £5.40 (Non-Members: £7 / £6)
  • Cinema

What's happening in 1971: The Year Hollywood Went Independent?

Following the success of Easy Rider in the late 60s, Hollywood was searching for the next big thing and gave the greenlight to outsiders, mavericks and cultural renegades. 1971 marked their zenith.  Alan J. Pakula’s Klute (Warner Bros.), Bob Rafelson’s Five Easy Pieces (Sony)Robert Altman’s McCabe and Mrs Miller (Warner Bros.) and Peter Bogdanovich’s The Last Picture Show (Sony), all released in 1971, reveal a parallel Hollywood universe of personal, complex, nuanced and countercultural cinema.  

1971: The Year Hollywood Went Independent
Cinema The Last Picture Show (15)
Sun 3.30pm

2hr 6 | A group of 1950s high schoolers come of age in a bleak, isolated, atrophied West Texas town that is slowly dying, both culturally and economically.

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On Stage Lunchtime Lectures – The Future of Events Will Be Hybrid
Online

The past 18 months have witnessed a seismic shift in working and social practices. This session will examine how the future of events will be ‘hybrid’ in nature to capitalise on technology to develop new experiences.

On Stage In Conversation with Stacey Dooley – Are You Really OK? Understanding Britain’s Mental Health Emergency
Storyhouse Theatre

Join Stacey Dooley for a thought-provoking, inspiring and informative evening as she celebrates the publication of her new book.

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On Stage Childlessness in Literature
Garret Theatre

A panel discussion event on childlessness (not by choice) in literature. Hear from four guests talking about a book which could be factual, a memoir, or fiction.

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On Stage 10 Minute Talks – Kaleidoscope Editon
Garret Theatre

A panel of real people telling their story. Each person on the panel is living with a disability. Their story…

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On Stage 10 Minute Talks – Unpaid Carers
Garret Theatre

In this event you will hear some short, engaging stories from unpaid carers telling you their own stories’ including Welsh television and radio broadcaster Beti George.

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Cinema Never Gonna Snow Again (Cert. TBC)

1hr 53 | When a mysterious stranger arrives in a gated community on the outskirts of a large city, he is welcomed by the wealthy residents who embrace his talents as a masseur.

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Exercise in Pregnancy and New Motherhood
Garret Theatre

Join Chester based author, speaker and health physiologist, Dr. Rehana Jawadwala as she dives deep into the benefits of maternal physical activity.

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On Stage Silver Rainbows in Conversation
Garret Theatre

Body Positive Community Development Worker, Colin Avery talks to fellow members of Silver Rainbows on the theme of ‘What does it take to be your authentic self?’

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On Stage The Midnight Library – A Panel Discussion
Garret Theatre

A fly-on-the-wall type event inspired by Matt Haig’s The Midnight Library with Emi Howe (Sociologist, Body Therapist and TEDx speaker), Leana Hughes (Councellor, major accident survivor), and Gregory Starbuck (Integrative Counsellor).

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Activities Storyhouse Women Ideas Session
Thu 7pm
Online

An opportunity to be involved in what sort of events take place at Storyhouse as part of Storyhouse Women Weekend which will take place next year.

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