origin of species: darwinism in cinema

Admission restricted 18+

 image from tarzan of the apes
Tarzan of the Apes. Courtesy: British Film Institute
Program of early silent films exploring the influence of Darwin's theory of evolution on cinema, and the widespread interest in visual representations of primates - our nearest neighbours.

Highlights include D.W. Griffith's 1912 work Man's Genesis: A Psychological Comedy Founded on Darwin's Theory of the Genesis of Man and early special-effects pioneer Willis O'Brien's Creation and The Dinosaur and the Missing Link.

Also screening is Tarzan of the Apes, the first ever Tarzan film and the one most faithful to Edgar Rice Burrough's 1914 novel, and Gorilla Hunt, documenting adventurer Ben Burbridge's dramatic foray into Africa.

part of focus on monsters: kiss of the beast

Dates   Sat 10 Dec 2005, 4.30pm
Admission   Full $13  Concession $10
Six session pass: Full $60  Concession $48
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