Mark McKenna, a PhD student at the University of Sunderland, has recently launched an offshoot of the university's highly popular film club CineClub. McKenna's venture, CineClub Extreme, seeks to consider some of cinema history's more controversial outputs. Last week's screening was Ruggero Deodato's infamous Cannibal Holocaust.
Next week, on 24 October, I will introducing the theatrical version of Scum and leading a discussion on the film afterwards. The event will take place in the David Puttnam Media Centre Cinema, at the St Peter's campus, and will start at 6pm.
It is inevitable that some of us will be headed for a drink or two afterwards. Please come along!
Dr Johnny Walker
Senior Lecturer in Media, Northumbria University