On Monday night, academic and filmmaker Nathaniel Mellors hosted an evening of film and discussion in the vast, dark lecture theatre in Leeds City Centre. The first in a series of lectures and screenings, the event was free.
The evening started with a screening of Ourhouse, Ep.-1: Time (2016), a piece described as Mellors' most ambitious film to date. The film is set in the nominal house - populated by a grimy underclass of homo sapiens - and explores themes such as time travel, class and the objectification of the 'other', as well as our evolving dance of seduction with technology.
It was a thought-provoking piece, lasting an hour. After the film, Mellors took the time to discuss the making of the film and his inspirations, and took questions from an engaged audience.
The location, the Sagar Wright Lecture Theatre, features a fantastic viewing screen and comfortable seats, and hosts a variety of talks and events throughout the year. These events are often recommended to students but are also open to the general public. Set slap bang in the middle of Leeds City Centre, the venue is accessible and comfortable, and provides a great setting for events such as this.
Check out Leeds Beckett University's website or Eventbrite to keep up to date with future events at this theatre.