Manchester CRIME and JUSTICE Film Festival: Mona Lisa, 9th May

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Manchester Met is delighted to be hosting a series of events as part of Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service Insights ’19 Festival. See the full schedule here.

Date: Thursday 9th May 2019

Time: 6pm – 8.30pm

Location: LB01, Number 70 Oxford St, Manchester

Tickets: Free – Available on Eventbrite

Crime fact: Crime fiction

A festival of crime films chosen by crime experts to give an alternative take on the contemporary problem of crime, justice and punishment in the 21st Century.

This month-long festival brings together crime fiction to illuminate crime fact.

During May 2019 crime experts from Manchester Met’s Department of Sociology will draw on their love of film and their passion for crime research to get behind the headlines and give an alternative view of crime, justice and punishment in the 21st century.

MONA LISA

Eighties neo-noir crime classic starring Bob Hoskins Cathy Tyson and Michael Caine written and directed by Neil Jordan.

George is a small-time crook just out of prison who discovers his tough-guy image is out of date. Reduced to working as a minder/driver for high class call girl Simone, he has to agree when she asks him to find a young colleague from her King’s Cross days. That’s when George’s troubles just start.

Going straight…it aint easy–In an introduction to the film and Q and A afterwards Manchester Met’s Kevin Wong will expose the obstacles faced by prisoners leaving prison, why two out of three short term prisoners reoffend and what could be done to help prisoners go straight.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Kevin Wong is Associate Director of the Policy Evaluation and Research Unit (PERU) in Manchester Met’s Department of Sociology. He has over twenty years’ experience as a practitioner, policy advisor and researcher in the rehabilitation and resettlement of prisoners and people on probation. As a scriptwriter Kevin has written dramas for Radio 4, the BBC World Service, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, BBC Film, the Unity Theatre Liverpool and Les Deux Mondes Montreal.

Book your tickets to the other events in this series below:

Mona Lisa (dir. Neil Jordan / Year: 1986 / Runtime: 104 minutes / Certificate: 18)

Date: Thursday 9th May 2019

Tickets: Free – Available on Eventbrite

The Purge (dir. James DeMonaco / Year: 2013 / Runtime: 85 minutes / Certificate: 15)

Date: Thursday 16th May 2019

Tickets: Free – Available on Eventbrite

The Harder They Come (dir. Perry Henzell / Year: 1972 / Runtime: 103 minutes / Certificate: 18)

Date: Thursday 23rd May 2019

Tickets: Free – Available on Eventbrite

Do The Right Thing (dir. Spike Lee / Year: 1989 / Runtime: 120 minutes / Certificate: 18)

Date: Thursday 30th May 2019

Tickets: Free – Available on Eventbrite

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