Big screen classics

Philosophical Screens: Temptation and Coincidence in Double Indemnity

Our regular series, which explores cinema through a philosophical lens, returns to consider the film’s themes of theological temptation, accidents and coincidence.

Wed 29 Sep 8pm, Blue Room

Free to ticket holders of Double Indemnity on Wednesday 29 September 17:45, otherwise £6.50 (tickets must be booked in advance by calling the box office on 020 7928 3232).

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Total runtime 60min

This noir is a masterclass in how to seduce someone into the abandonment of their professional and personal ethics, as well as an irresistible cat-and-mouse detective story. Our regular Philosophical Screens series, which explores cinema through a philosophical lens, returns with Lucy Bolton, John Ó Maoilearca and Catherine Wheatley considering the film’s themes of theological temptation, accidents and coincidence.