Fight Club is back on the big screen, followed by a psychology panel discussion
Take a step into British cinematic history at the Regent Street Cinema. Britain's oldest cinema, it was the first place in the country to ever show moving pictures. It kickstarted British cinema with a screening of Cinematographe in 1896. Tonight, for the first time one of the most controversial and critically acclaimed movies returns to the big screen, under the scrutiny and analysis of psychologists and therapists. Edward Norton stars as a lonely, disillusioned businessman whose desperation has led him to visit support groups for the terminally ill in order to connect. He meets Tyler Durden (Pitt), a charming entrepreneur who sells soap. Together they form an underground 'fight club' which becomes a sensation where men can meet to practice bare-knuckle brawling as a way to make themselves feel more alive. Certificate 18. Running time: 2 hours 19 minutes.
Wildly inventive, exceptionally cast and undeniably controversial, there's an endless list of subtexts and viewpoints which will fuel student pub debates for years.