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Beyond Human: Mutant Cinema – Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)


Join us for a screening of Jack Arnold’s cult-classic monster movie Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954).

Beyond Human is a series of film screenings chosen to compliment Aniara Omann’s exhibition Equanipolis. This screening explores evolutionary alternatives to Homo sapiens through the pioneering use of special effects in cinema.

The screening will start at 6.30pm.
In partnership with Hull Independent Cinema. 

About the film

Jack Arnold, USA, 1954, 80 mins, Cert PG
Creature From the Black Lagoon is rated PG. For more details, please see the BBFC website (may contain spoilers)

Remnants of a mysterious animal have come to light in a remote jungle, and a group of scientists intends to determine if the find is an anomaly or evidence of an undiscovered beast. To accomplish their goal, the scientists must brave the most perilous pieces of land South America has to offer. But the terrain is nothing compared to the danger posed by an otherworldly being that endangers their work and their lives.

One of the most iconic science fiction movies of all-time, Creature From the Black Lagoon is a groundbreaking classic showcasing Hollywood magic at its best. When scientists exploring the Amazon River stumble upon a ‘missing link’ connecting humans and fish, they plan to capture it for later study. The creature has plans of his own, however, inspired by the lead scientist’s beautiful fiancée. Well-acted and directed, and with Bud Westmore’s brilliantly designed monster, Creature From the Black Lagoon remains a masterpiece not only of the genre, but of all time.

About Hull Independent Cinema

Hull Independent Cinema is a volunteer-run charity, screening the best in art house, world, independent, cult, classic and short film. Growing audiences with the goal to build an indie cinema in the city. We currently exhibit at Vue Cinema Hull and Hull Truck Theatre. For full info and to purchase an annual membership card visit

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