BUT IS THE BOOK BETTER?: LEAVING LAS VEGAS

Presented by The Arts House

Director: Mike Figgis
Cast: Nicholas Cage, Elisabeth Shue, Julian Sands
1995 | 111min | United States | Rating: R-21 (Strong sexuality and language)

Ben Sanderson an alcoholic Hollywood screenwriter sets off for the lights of Vegas on a mission: to drink himself to death. There he meets Sera, a beautiful, seen-it-all hooker. From the moment Ben and Sera connect, they form a unique bond based upon unconditional acceptance and mutual respect that will change each of them forever. 

Based on the semi-autobiographical novel of the same name by John O'Brien.

About But Is The Book Better?
Is the book or the film better? Come enjoy these films adapted from novels, plays and short stories and judge for yourself But is the Book Better? This new film series starts with the tongue in cheek theme of writing as a hazardous job.

Event venue: Screening Room
Event price: Free
Event start date: 2012-01-28 19:00
Event end date: 2012-02-04 19:00
Custom Event Date(s): 28 Jan & 4 Feb 2012
Custom Event Time(s): 28 Jan 2012 - 3pm
4 Feb 2012 - 7.30pm
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BUT IS THE BOOK BETTER?: THE SHINING

Presented by The Arts House

Director: Stanley Kubrick
Cast: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd
1980 | 144min | US | Rating: M18 (Nudity) 

A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.

Based on Stephen King's novel of the same name.

About But Is The Book Better?
Is the book or the film better? Come enjoy these films adapted from novels, plays and short stories and judge for yourself But is the Book Better? This new film series starts with the tongue in cheek theme of writing as a hazardous job.

Event venue: Screening Room
Event price: Free
Event start date: 2012-01-28 19:00
Event end date: 2012-02-02 19:00
Custom Event Date(s): 28 Jan & 2 Feb 2012
Custom Event Time(s): 7.30pm
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BUT IS THE BOOK BETTER?: MISERY

Presented by The Arts House

Director: Rob Reiner
Cast: Kathy Bates, James Caan
1990 | 107min | United States | Rating: NC-16 (Some violence)

Novelist Paul Sheldon crashes his car on a snowy Colorado road. He is found by Annie Wilkes, the number one fan of Paul's heroine Misery Chastaine. Annie is also somewhat unstable, and Paul finds himself crippled, drugged and at her mercy.

Based on Stephen King's novel of the same name.

About But Is The Book Better?
Is the book or the film better? Come enjoy these films adapted from novels, plays and short stories and judge for yourself But is the Book Better? This new film series starts with the tongue in cheek theme of writing as a hazardous job.

Event venue: Screening Room
Event price: Free
Event start date: 2012-01-26 19:00
Event end date: 2012-02-06 19:00
Custom Event Date(s): 26 Jan & 5 Feb 2012
Custom Event Time(s): 26 Jan 2012 - 7.30pm
5 Feb 2012 - 3pm
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BUT IS THE BOOK BETTER?: NAKED LUNCH

Presented by The Arts House

Director: David Cronenberg
Cast: Peter Weller, Judy Davis, Ian Holm
1991 | 115min | Canada, UK, Japan | Rating: M18 (Sexual Scene and Drug Use)

After developing an addiction to the substance he uses to kill bugs, an exterminator accidentally murders his wife and becomes involved in a secret government plot being orchestrated by giant bugs in an Islamic port town in Africa.

Based on William S. Burroughs' novel of the same name.

About But Is The Book Better?
Is the book or the film better? Come enjoy these films adapted from novels, plays and short stories and judge for yourself But is the Book Better? This new film series starts with the tongue in cheek theme of writing as a hazardous job.

Event venue: Screening Room
Event price: Free
Event start date: 2012-01-27 19:00
Event end date: 2012-02-04 19:00
Custom Event Date(s): 27 Jan & 4 Feb 2012
Custom Event Time(s): 27 Jan 2012 - 7.30pm
4 Feb 2012 - 3pm
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Uttering is Feeling: Poetry of Dissent

This talk will see Dr Nazry unpacking the imagery and social meaning in Mohamed Latiff Mohamed's latest collection of poetry, Uttering is feeling: Poetry of Dissent. Dr Nazry will also comment on its translated version vis-à-vis its Malay Original. There will also be a poetry recital as part of this session. 
Featuring Dr Nazry Bahrawi

This session will be held in Malay and English. 

Photo Credits: Spela Mocnik

Event venue: Living Room
Event price: Free With Registration
Event start date: 2019-02-03 18:00
Event end date: 2019-03-17 18:00
Custom Event Date(s): 10 MAR 2018, SAT
Custom Event Time(s): 3.30PM – 5PM
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