Boris Johnson Greece vs Rome debate to premiere on Curzon Home Cinema
James R | On 28, Oct 2015
On 19th November 2015, Boris Johnson and Mary Beard will take to the stage at Westminster’s Central Hall to debate which is the better civilisation: Greece or Rome?
The event will premiere on Curzon Home Cinema as part of a new deal with Intelligence Squared.
The news arrives amid a flurry of deals for comic book TV series and high-profile films for SVOD services in the UK, as Curzon continues to position itself as an online platform that’s different to the mainstream crowd. Indeed, the site has established itself as the go-to place for art-house titles, thanks to its own Artificial Eye and Curzon Film World labels.
The Westminster Hall debate also follows a growing trend among cinemas to screen tours of museum exhibition and plays, as Curzon Home Cinema joins the move away from traditional programming to attract new audiences. The event will also see actors Niamh Cusack and Max Bennett perform dramatic readings to bring the arguments to life.
Intelligence Squared specialises in such debates and discussions. The filmed event will be released on Curzon Home Cinema on 20th November and soon after through the service’s TV partners.
Phil Mordecai, Director of Curzon Home Cinema, comments: “We are very excited to be partnering with Intelligence Squared to bring this
prestigious and fascinating sold-out event to a wider home audience. Working with like-minded organisations and increasing the availability of thought-provoking content is at the heart of Curzon and we look forward to a lively discussion from the panelists involved.”
Sara Sjolund, Managing Director of Intelligence Squared, adds: “Demand for tickets to ‘Greece vs Rome’ has been overwhelming. We are delighted that everyone now has the opportunity to see it, from the comfort of their own homes, at the time of their choosing.”