04 February, 2015


Since the sinking of the SS TITANIC in April 1912, something over seventy films, documentaries and newsreels have been produced telling the story. In several of these films, the ship's fate is almost incidental as it gives way to a love story, a story of heroism or a means of Nazi propoganda.

On Thursday 5 February, Les Thomas will travel those hundred years on the Titanic, using excerpts from many of those films, from the first silent film, made just days after the sinking, to the James Cameron blockbuster of 1997.

What will become clear is that several of these films have created and perpetuated myths about the TITANIC, and in the course of the evening we will try to separate the reality from the fantasy.

Day: Thursday 5 February
Time: 8 pm – 10.00 pm
Location: St James' Church Hall,
Lulworth Road, Southport, PR8 2BQ.