Join us for HDC’s second online movie night chat on the 10th of Feb at 9pm
We will enjoy an evening of informal discussion on the popular film, Gladiator, which portrays the life of Roman general Maximus Decimus Meridius who is betrayed when Commodus, the ambitious son of Emperor Marcus Aurelius, murders his father and seizes the throne. Reduced to slavery, Maximus becomes a gladiator and rises through the ranks of the arena to avenge the murders of his family and his emperor…
Inspired by Daniel P. Mannix's 1958 book Those About to Die, and directed by Ridley Scott, the film provokes thought on a number of themes including politics, leadership, identity, revenge, duty, honour, slavery and freedom. Inspired throughout with one of Hans Zimmer’s finest movie soundtracks, the film also explores the different types of love (romantic, unrequited, patriotic, paternalistic, narcissistic..) as it follows Maximus’ journey from General to Slave to Gladiator.
Please watch the film (available on Amazon Prime) before our session and join us for a discussion on the film and what it means to you! We will host the event over Zoom, so please join in whatever way you are comfortable: camera on or off, lead the discussion or simply listen in!
Event link will be sent out via e-mail to all booked attendees shortly before the event start