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Barbarella

Creatures of the Night | #RFN68
1968. Cert.15. 98mins. USA.
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Creatures of the Night, Film Fringe and the Hyde Park Picture House team up to present a one-off, late night screening of this kooky psychedelic sci-fi romp. 

Barbarella was a French-Italian co-production, directed by Roger Vadim, based on the comic series of the same name by Jean-Claude Forest. The film stars Jane Fonda as Barbarella, a space-traveller and representative of the United Earth government sent to find scientist Durand Durand, who has created a weapon that could destroy humanity. On her quest through fantastical lands she meets all manner of strange characters with whom she turns on and trips out!

Jane Fonda as Barbarella has been called "the most iconic sex goddess of the '60s." and the film's kitschy design and style still manifests its influence in sci fi movies, fashion, and pop culture in general.

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Screening as part of Radical Film Network’s 1968 Festival, a programme of screenings and discussions in collaboration with Film Fringe, which celebrate and reflect on the radical uprisings and revolutionary fervour of the events of 1968.

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