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Behind Eyes Wide Shut

A symposium, the only one of its kind to be held in the UK, will explore the legacy of Eyes Wide Shut, film director, Stanley Kubrick's final film. 

The event is a collaboration between the UAL Archives and Special Collections Centre and Bangor University

It will feature a wide range of academics discussing the film from a variety of perspectives.  

The highlights will be a keynote address from Yolande Snaith who choreographed the orgy sequence and a panel of those who worked on the film, including the ‘masked’ ‘mysterious woman’, Abigail Good, Kira-Anne Pelican who worked in the art department, Steadicam operator, Peter Cavaciuti, artist Fangorn (Chris Baker) and Warner Brothers Director of European Technical Operations, Tim Everett. 

It will be held on Monday 16 December, 12:00 - 6:00pm and Tuesday 17 December, 9:15am -6:30pm at the London College of Communication, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 6SB. 

20 years since its release, Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut remains a complex, visually arresting film about domesticity, sexual disturbance, and dreams. This was the final enigmatic work from its equally enigmatic creator. It has left an indelible mark on our popular culture and remains as relevant as ever.  

Much maligned and much misunderstood when it first came out, Eyes Wide Shut has since been the subject of an animated debate and discussion among critics, fans and academics alike. This symposium will bring together scholars and fans, as well as those who worked on the film itself, to explore Eyes Wide Shut twenty years since its release, discuss its impact and consider its position within Kubrick’s oeuvre and the wider visual and socio-political culture. 

Six Bangor University students have been funded to attend the event through the generosity of  UAL and the Bangor Fund

To find out more and book your place: Please book your place via UAL's E-Store payment facility  

The event has been generously funded by Research England, the British Association for American Studies and the US Embassy in London. 

Publication date: 10 December 2019