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. Film technique and camera style: visions of light

    Course Date: Sun 28 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Behind the scenes, technique is the way meaning is created in films, where the director ends and the cinematographer or editor begins. Deep focus in Welles, the light in 'Oliver Twist' - all collaborating to influence narrative and audience response.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  2. The Kureishi trilogy: My Beautiful Laundrette, Sammy & Rosie Get Laid and London Kills Me

    Course Date: Sat 3 Feb 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Hanif Kureishi’s and Stephen Frears’ films, My Beautiful Laundrette (1985), Sammy & Rosie Get Laid (1987) and London Kills Me (1991) offered a scathing, witty insight into multiracial tensions, friendships and romances in Thatcher’s divided Britain.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  3. Exploring film studies

    Course Date: Sat 10 Feb 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your critical understanding of cinema through a range of key theories in the study of film, including genre, spectatorship and authorship, and themes such as classical and popular cinema, art cinema and film history.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  4. British and French gangster films from Rififi to Get Carter

    Course Date: Fri 16 Feb 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Though often marked by imitation of their American counterparts, explore the ways in which classic British and French gangster films have exhibited very different qualities through their distinctive approach to style, narrative and 'local' themes.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £44.00

  5. Hollywood cinema and genre

    Course Date: Sat 24 Feb 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    From westerns, gangster and horror films to screwball comedies, melodramas, hardboiled detective films and more, explore popular American cinema, past and present, through a range of genres that have evolved with each of Hollywood’s eras.



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    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  6. A psychoanalytical approach to film: an introduction

    Course Date: Sat 3 Mar 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A one day introduction to psychoanalysis for film interpretation, exploring iconic works by directors including Darren Aronofsky, Stanley Kubrick and David Lynch. Freudian and Lacanian themes will be identified in cinema, engendering a more enriched viewing experience.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  7. Psychological investigations of women in horror films

    Course Date: Thu 15 Mar 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The horror genre in film follows from the literary tradition established by Edgar Allan Poe, Bram Stoker and Mary Shelley. Horror films transfix and terrify audiences in equal measure through visual and narrative techniques involving suspense, gore, the macabre and the supernatural, unfailingly achieving suspension of disbelief because fear is a universal and powerful emotion.
    Full fee: £9.00
    Senior fee: £9.00
    Concession: £9.00

  8. A beginners' guide to cinema: how to read a film

    Course Date: Sat 17 Mar 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Get to grips with a range of different film styles and extend your film-critical vocabulary by viewing and analysing passages from films old and new from around the world.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  9. Film at the BFI: Once upon a time: the westerns of Sergio Leone

    Course Date: Wed 4 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    As a complement to our Sergio Leone season, we offer a 4 week mini course exploring the background and influences on this renowned director whose ground-breaking Westerns connect to popular music and theatre as well as film culture and that also demonstrate a deep obsession with the myths of the American West. The course will connect not only with Leone’s films but also the wider BFI programme of contemporary Westerns with a contrasting emphasis on race and gender.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £35.00

  10. Ealing comedies: British film's dark masterpieces

    Course Date: Mon 9 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ealing Studios comedies are remembered for their joyous eccentricity but there was always a darker side: bank robbery, class warfare and social anarchy. We will unpick these classic treasures to enrich our profound enjoyment of them.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £44.00

  11. Masters of cinema: Woody Allen

    Course Date: Mon 9 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    "I'm not afraid to die, I just don't want to be there when it happens." From early funny to serious Woody, from "Annie Hall" to "Hannah and her Sisters", he’s still making a movie every year while maintaining his signature style.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £39.00

  12. A psychoanalytical approach to film

    Course Date: Tue 10 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to psychoanalysis for film interpretation, exploring iconic works by directors including Darren Aronofsky, Stanley Kubrick and David Lynch. Freudian and Lacanian themes will be identified in cinema, engendering a more enriched viewing experience.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £44.00

  13. An introduction to film: from the development of cinema to 1930

    Course Date: Fri 13 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This introductory course explores film to around 1930, looking at early film, the development of narrative cinema and the classical Hollywood style, as well as European film movements and styles, and the impact of sound.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £44.00

  14. Art cinema

    Course Date: Fri 13 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    With its distinctive look and appeal, art cinema offers an experience quite unlike that of mainstream film. Explore its style, history, development and cultural function through a range of films, filmmakers and critical responses.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £83.00

  15. Aspects of European cinema since 1945

    Course Date: Sat 5 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    View and discuss a range of films and filmmakers from 1945 to the present day, and explore critical approaches to European cinema, including national cinema, new waves, authorship, art cinema and popular cinema.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

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