March Magic Lantern Film Society: ‘Last Tango in Paris’

This Thursday 15th March Magic Lantern Film Society will be marking the start of a special season of films that were either banned or heavily censored since they were made. The season starts with the 70’s classic Last Tango in Paris starring Marlon Brando and Maria Schneider. The film starts at 7.30pm at the Nerve Centre in Magazine Street, Derry and admission is £4.


Last Tango in Paris, the film that took the world by storm with its strategy of sexual frankness and a towering performance by Marlon Brando. A man, whose wife committed suicide, moves toParisin the grip of an irresistible melancholy. A chance encounter with a young middle-class girl and their instant chemistry and explosive sexual connection will change both their lives. The film was banned or cut throughout the entire world, considered as ‘self-serving pornography’ and ‘obscene’; in Italy Bertolucci was served with a four month suspended sentence in prison and had his civil rights revoked for five years. The film is a torrid masterpiece about love and grief not to be missed.


Magic Lantern would also invite you to take advantage of two new membership schemes. For £25 members can get into all the films for free, including special screenings, for £70 members can take out a family membership. This will allow not only them but also up to four members of their family into all the screenings. For further information you can visit Magic Lantern Film Society’s website at, pick up a programme at the Nerve centre, as well as a selection of other key venue’s around the town.


You can also visit our facebook page and become or friend, or follow us on twitter # MagicLanternFS. This is one of a number of special seasons, which Magic Lantern have specialised in over a number of years and we look forward to seeing you there