Film studies

Enjoy a fresh look at big screen classics, ground-breaking titles and cult favourites featuring a cast of iconic names, former stars and the men and women who called the shots.
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  1. The new wave in Hollywood and world cinema: 1967-1974

    Course Date: Mon 18 Sep 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    'Bonnie and Clyde' rode the new wave that made Hollywood great again after 'Blow Up' invaded swinging London, while 'The Battle of Algiers' raged in Europe — a special, never-repeated time in filmmaking world-wide.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £83.00

  2. Film at the BFI: thrillers, London Film Festival, India on film

    Course Date: Wed 20 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Come and join us at the BFI. The course includes a blockbuster thriller season full of suspense, the 2017 London Film Festival as well as Big Screen Classics, India on Film and much more besides.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £79.00

  3. Film society: film history

    Course Date: Thu 21 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Meet weekly with other cinema lovers to choose and discuss a range of films. There will be short presentations on filmmakers who made film history, including Antonioni, Bergman, Cassavetes and De Palma. Hitchcock attended London’s first film society in 1925, why don’t you?
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £83.00

  4. Murder, suspense and romance: the films of Alfred Hitchcock

    Course Date: Fri 22 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the work of the ‘master of suspense’ from innovative early films including 'The Lodger' and 'Blackmail' to late masterpieces including 'Vertigo' and 'Psycho', while considering his distinctive style and a range of critical responses.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £83.00

  5. Napoleon: the 1927 masterpiece scene by scene

    Course Date: Sat 14 Oct 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Restored by Kevin Brownlow, re-scored by Carl Davis and remastered by the BFI Archive, compare Abel Gance’s revolutionary masterpiece of technique about a revolution to other films of the time such as Dreyer’s Passion of Joan of Arc. This extraordinary viewing experience of Napoleon will live with you forever.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  6. European cinema in the 1920s

    Course Date: Sun 15 Oct 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore key films and filmmakers in 1920s European cinema and consider the critical and production contexts in which they emerged, such as German expressionism, Soviet montage, French impressionism, the avant-garde, surrealism and experimental film.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  7. 3D movies in big screen projection: Hitchcock to Scorsese

    Course Date: Sat 21 Oct 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    3D is part of any filmmaker’s toolkit to put you into the action. 3D specs provided, along with history and thrills. Films screened in 3D include 'Dial M for Murder', 'Hugo' and 'The Walk' (tightrope walk across the Twin Towers).
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  8. Vampires: from Nosferatu to Let the Right One In

    Course Date: Sat 28 Oct 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course will look at the development of the cinematic vampire from 'Nosferatu' (1922) to 'Let the Right One In' (2008). The aim will be to understand the evolution and changes of such an iconic figure.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  9. Soviet film: screening the revolution

    Course Date: Sun 29 Oct 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    On the 100th anniversary of the Russian revolution, we'll explore how filmmakers such as Sergei Eisenstein, Dziga Vertov and Esfir Shub brought revolutionary ideas into their films and influenced filmmakers around the world throughout the next hundred years.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £25.00

  10. Shakespeare on screen

    Course Date: Wed 1 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Shakespeare never directed a movie but many film masters have experimented with his plays, translating them into unforgettable cinema. From Welles to Olivier, from Rohmer to Kurosawa and beyond, come and share the magic of Shakespeare on screen.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £44.00

  11. An introduction to film: from the classical era to contemporary cinema

    Course Date: Fri 3 Nov 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This introductory course explores film from the 1930s to the present day, looking at Hollywood cinema, classical and post-classical film, European cinema, art cinema, popular cinema, key movements and concepts including genre, spectatorship and authorship.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £44.00

  12. Masters of cinema: David Lynch

    Course Date: Sun 5 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    One of the most influential, crazed, inspiring, unsettling filmmakers working today, Lynch’s 'Mulholland Drive' was rated best film of the noughties. The 'Twin Peaks' revival is the most anticipated TV event of 2017 - nostalgia writes cheques reality cannot cash.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  13. Film taster

    Course Date: Sat 2 Dec 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore some of the themes you can expect to encounter on Build film classes. This taster of forthcoming classes offers you the chance to decide which course to take while discussing the value and impact of film study.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £19.00
    Concession: £10.00

  14. Afternoon cinema: current films and new releases

    Course Date: Mon 8 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Be inspired by the best films of the year! This course coincides with the wave of new films released for Bafta/Oscar awards season, offering a weekly what's on, discussion and screenings to provide you with a definitive list of films to watch and enjoy.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £79.00

  15. Contemporary cinema: the best films of the year

    Course Date: Mon 8 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Be inspired by the best films of the year! This course coincides with the wave of new films released for Bafta/Oscar awards season, offering a weekly what's on, discussion and screenings to provide you with a definitive list of films to watch and enjoy.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £61.00

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