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6 Oct 2012

Eurospy Day

The Kiss Kiss Kill Kill Archive in collaboration with Aberystwyth Arts Centre is proud to present a programme of Eurospy themed events to coincide with the exhibition Kiss Kiss Kill Kill: The Graphic Art and Forgotten Spy Films of Cold War Europe on show at the Aberystwyth Arts Centre between 29 September and 10 November 2012. The programme of Eurospy Day includes illustrated talks and film screenings.

Tickets: £8 for the Day – access to all events.
Arts Centre Box Office: (01970) 62 32 32 Open Mon-Sat 10am - 8pm / Sun 1.30pm - 5.30pm



4.15 pm Illustrated Talk - The European-ness of Eurospy
Illustrated with 400 high resolution images from the Kiss Kiss Kill Kill Archive, curator Richard Rhys Davies gives an hour long presentation that examines the spy film myth. Focusing on the Eurospy genre, the talk will reveal how Eurospy melds European identity, heroic tradition and technology into a unique cultural entity.

5.45 pm 35mm Film Screening - Deadlier than the Male (1966)
Recently shown on the beach at Cannes by Quentin Tarantino, this 60s spy gem was voted top ten by The Eurospy Guide. A dizzying kaleidoscope of deadly spy girls, terrorism, Mediterranean excitement, espionage thrills and dangerous grooves, Deadlier then the Male is essential viewing.

7.45 pm Illustrated Talk - Diabolik: European Icon
An illustrated talk by Richard Rhys Davies charting the production and influence of Mario Bava’s seminal Diabolik.

8.00 pm 35mm Film Screening - Diabolik aka Danger: Diabolik (1968)
is possibly the coolest film ever made. A fabulous mash up of master criminal, super-spy and psychedelic genres, horror maestro Mario Bava set the benchmark for the cool sixties flick.

Gallery 2, The Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Penglais Road, Aberystwyth SY23 3DE

6 Oct 2012


The Kiss Kiss Kill Kill Archive and Aberystwyth Arts Centre

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