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What am I? Am I my mind or my body? What (if anything) makes me the same person I was yesterday, and will be tomorrow? This season of thought-provoking films explores the puzzles of identity and the nature of the self in an attempt to better understand what it means to be a person. 

Each fo the featured films will be preceded by a short introduction and followed by an accessible and informal post-screening talk by James Mooney, lecturer in film and philosophy and Director for Access and Outreach at the University of Edinburgh’s Centre for Open Learning.

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Films in this Season

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21 May

The Truman Show - 35mm (PG)

A brilliant satire that considers the extent to which our self is the product of circumstances outwith our control and questions our ability to transcend them.

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7 May

Timecrimes - 35mm (15)

A mind-bending time-travel thriller posing logical paradoxes on the nature of identity.

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