Thursday, 16 May 2019 at 6:00 pm – Thursday, 16 May 2019 at 8:30 pm

The MANCHESTER CRIME AND JUSTICE Film Festival: The Purge

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 16th May 2019

Time: 6pm – 8.30pm  - Pasties from HM Pasties will be available to buy at the venue from 5pm. Find out more about HMPasties here: https://hmpasties.com/  

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.

THE PURGE

Modern horror classic created by James DeMonaco and starring Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey. The first in the franchise.

In a dystopian America, for one day a year, the populace are allowed to commit crime without fear of penalty. A family are targeted by a gang when they give shelter to a wounded stranger. Will they survive the day?
If you could commit crime and get away with it, would you?- Introducing the film and in the Q and A afterwards Manchester Met’s Deb Jump will share insights into what stops most of us from committing crime; why these controls might breakdown; and what happens when they do.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Deborah ‘Deb’ Jump is a Senior Lecturer in Manchester Met’s Department of Sociology and Head of Youth Justice at the Manchester Centre for Youth Studies. A former youth justice practitioner and manager of fifteen years’ experience, Deb’s research interests are youth justice, sport, and desistance from crime, and she has a particular interest in the impact of boxing on young offender’s attitudes towards violent crime.

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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