The Witches of Eastwick (18)


The Witches of Eastwick (18)

Thursday 3rd November 2022

Tickets £5 full price/£4 concessions.

Dir. George Miller, US, 1987, 113 mins. Cast. Susan Sarandon, Michelle Pfeiffer, Cher, Jack Nicholson, Veronica Miller.

Three small-town friends, Alexandra (Cher), Jane (Susan Sarandon) and Sukie (Michelle Pfeiffer), each having lost the man in their lives, are feeling unfulfilled - until a stranger, Daryl Van Horne (Jack Nicholson), arrives and begins courting each of them in turn, but not everything (or everyone) is as it seems. As the three friends spend more time at his mansion, enjoying themselves and learning about their powers, they begin to worry about Daryl's ultimate intentions.

Based on a novel by John Updike, and a huge success on its release, the film looks at how women find and use their power in a way that has new resonances in a post-Weinstein world.

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

Dates & Times

 Thursday 3rd Nov 2022  6:00pm Intro
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