Culture in Conflict: Satire

Each year, Culture in Conflict screens a short season of distinctive films that challenge religious, social and political oppression. They raise issues that affect us all and are directly relevant to our diverse communities in Luton.

This year, there are three films that take a hard look at the consiquences of war and dictatorships (The Death of Stalin, Dr. Strangelove and Duck Soup) and one film that satires American culture (Borat). These films' relevance to today's political instabilities could hardly be greater.

Guest speakers will introduce the films and lead audience discussions after the screenings. Expect controversy and lively debate.

All films are shown at Hat Factory Arts Centre, tickets: £5 / £3 conc

Duck Soup

Fri 9 Feb, 7.30pm

Widely considered to be the Marx Brothers' masterpiece Duck Soup turns on relations between two fictitious countries at the point of war.

Age guidance: U


Dr. Strangelove

Fri 23 Feb, 7.30pm

Kubrick's masterpiece envisages a sequence of cold war events that result in nuclear holocause. 

Age guidance: PG


The Death of Stalin

Fri 9 Mar, 7.30pm

Armando Lannuicc delves into power, incompetence and bad faith in the USSR of the 1950s.

Age guidance: 15+



Thu 15 Mar, 7.30pm

A mockumentary that pokes fun at American culture as well as sexism, homophobia, anti-Semitism and jingoism.

Age guidance: 12A