Catalyst Club November 10th
Regular Catalyst Club with three surprise guest speakers and possibly a song or two. Can’t say any more, you know how it goes…
Catalyst Club Cinecity Special Nov 24th
As a collaboration with Brighton’s Cinecity, Catalyst Club presents an evening of talks from 3 cinephiles…
Jodorowsky: Kill Superheroes!!! Tell Your Own Dreams
Comic book expert Tim Pilcher explores the career of Alejandro Jodorowsky, legendary film director of cult classics like The Holy Mountain, El Topo and Santa Sangre. His multifaceted career has included working as a philosopher, guru, tarot expert, novelist, poet, producer and comics writer. From his early days in Chile, through his work with Marcel Marceau, causing riots in Mexico, and carving his own unique path, you’ll discover how his greatest Hollywood film failure became his greatest success.
Norman Wisdom: Communist Hero!
Best known a Jeffery in Count Arthur Strong’s Radio Show, David Mounfield is also second year Phd student studying Norman Wisdom. It turns out there’s a lot more to Norman than falling over. He was a songwriter, pop star, Hollywood Oscar nominee, multi instrumentalist, athlete and stunt man, scriptwriter, philanthropist and TT Isle of Man racer. Oh, and huge cultural icon to the entire Communist world! I this talk Dave Mounfield will even explore the many personal and professional links Wisdom had with Brighton, Hove and Sussex!
A Secret Love: Doris Day and Me
When she was 12 and a budding young feminist, Stella Sims sent Doris Day a fan letter, writing “You are my heroine!” Doris Day: housewife, cowgirl, ‘World’s Oldest Virgin’, Republican – a complicated role model. In this talk she’ll explore the joy and pleasure to be found in an actress sometimes written off as the epitome of traditional 1950s womanhood.
Stella pays the bills as a historical researcher for TV. A qualified doctor (of media studies), she is curious about cultural history and dabbles in film making. She’s constantly told she has fabulous hair but can’t claim to be anywhere near as glamorous as Doris Day.