Sweet Smell of Success at the University of Hertfordshire’s Journalism on Screen season in Hatfield

PUBLISHED: 15:03 06 November 2017 | UPDATED: 15:14 06 November 2017

Truth to Power film season at the University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield. [Picture supplied by UH Arts]

Truth to Power film season at the University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield. [Picture supplied by UH Arts]

UH Arts

The second movie in UHArts’ Truth to Power: Journalism on Screen season can be seen in Hatfield this week.

One of the most potent and arresting examples of film noir, Sweet Smell of Success will be screened in Room B01 of the Film, Music and Media building on the University of Hertfordshire’s College Lane Campus on Tuesday, November 7.

Alexander Mackendrick’s 1957 movie provides a vivid representation of the journalist as a villainous power-broker.

As the formidable and malevolent columnist JJ Hunsecker, Burt Lancaster delivers a powerhouse performance alongside Tony Curtis as the young publicist who aids him in ruthless manipulations.

With its evocative, on-location presentation of post-war New York City, it’s a film that shines a light on the dark power of journalism.

Tickets cost £6, and students £4, and the film starts at 7.30pm.

Book online at www.uharts.co.uk or call the box office on 01707 281127 (open Monday to Friday, 10am to 12noon).

All The President’s Men will be screened on Tuesday, November 14.

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