The Craft (15)

Saturday 12th November 2022

Tickets £5 full price/£4 concessions.

Dir. Andrew Fleming, US, 1996, 97 mins. Cast. Christine Taylor, Neve Campbell, Rachel True, Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Skeet Ulrich.

The Craft has become a modern cult classic. Made in the 1990s, it subverted cinema clichés about female friendship and the power that can be gained from them. Anti-establishment, anti-patriarchy and pro-feminist in depiction of the friendship between four girls, the film remains a firm favourite. Contemporary witches were consulted on the content of the film.

After transferring to a Los Angeles high school, Sarah (Robin Tunney) finds that her telekinetic gift appeals to a group of three wannabe witches who happen to be seeking a fourth member for their coven. Bonnie (Neve Campbell), Rochelle (Rachel True) and Nancy (Fairuza Balk), like Sarah herself, all have troubled backgrounds, which combined with their nascent powers lead to dangerous consequences. When a minor spell causes a fellow student to lose her hair, the girls grow power mad.

The screening will be introduced by Judith Noble.

In Dreams Are Monsters: Season of the Witch

Plymouth Arts Cinema, in association with Pagan Phoenix SW, is delighted to be participating in BFI’s major UK-wide film and events season celebrating the horror genre on screen, taking place from at BFI Southbank and cinemas nationwide.

Our Season of the Witch films, workshops and talks is designed to reclaim the image of the Witch from the Horror genre. We look at the way cinema has portrayed witchcraft. From alluring femme fatale through teen rebels to women finding power and liberation. This selection of films about witchcraft, magic and the dark side provides an interesting take on the changing social position of women over the last sixty years. The films range from a fairy tale about contemporary African witchcraft to romantic comedies and folk horror. At the centre of each film is the character of the witch: magic, but also subversive, dangerous and powerful in different ways. We include cult favourites, rarely seen classics and also two short films.

Co-curated by Anna Navas, Plymouth Arts Cinema's Director, and Judith Noble. Judith Noble is an Associate professor at Arts University Plymouth. Her specialist areas of research are film, surrealism, magic, the occult and witchcraft. Her most recent book is Visions of Enchantment (with Daniel Zamani, Fulgur).

We are delighted to receive funding from the British Film Institute for the Season of the Witch which is part of the In Dreams Are Monsters BFI Blockbuster season. #InDreamsAreMonsters

For detailed information about the film's age rating and potential triggering contents, you can visit the BBFC website and search the film title, then scroll down to the “ratings info” section:

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 Saturday 12th Nov 2022  2:30pm Intro
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