School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

Nothing Bad Can Happen: Banality, Violence and Film. A research day with Director Katrin Gebbe

Wednesday 10 December 2014

28 October 2014


Wednesday 10 December 2014


Queen Mary, University of London

Mile End Road

London E1 4NS

Think Tank, the film-philosophy research cluster of Queen Mary's Department of Film Studies is hosting a special day with director Katrin Gebbe, whose first feature Nothing Bad Can Happen (2013) was released last year to wide acclaim. Loosely based on a recent criminal case in Germany and on Dostoevsky’s The Idiot (1869), Gebbe’s film is a unique inquiry into innocence, the banality of violence, and their representation on screen.

The three-part event comprises a screening and Q&A, a masterclass with Katrin on producing a first independent feature, and a symposium with Katrin and Think Tank members.

The event is free but places are limited! All welcome.


10am-1pm: Screening + Q&A (Arts Two, Film & Drama Studio)

2-4pm: Masterclass with Katrin Gebbe (Arts One, the Pinter Studio)

4:30-6:30pm: Symposium with Think Tank members and Katrin Gebbe (Arts One, Pinter Studio)

6:30pm: All invited to join us for drinks

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For information, contact organizers: Anat Pick, or Oliver Kenny,