Film studies

From science fiction to horror, and classics to contemporary films explore a variety of film genres and approaches, and share your thoughts.
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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

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

    Course Date: Fri 25 May 2018
    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. The whole history of Hollywood

    Course Date: Sat 26 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Hollywood’s golden age to the present, an entire universe beginning at Sunset Boulevard before double-crossing Mulholland Drive. Hollywood history defined the contours of postwar America;we view and discuss Hollywood genres, dreams, stars, scandals and studios.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  13. The unforgettable cinema of Pedro Almodovar

    Course Date: Sun 27 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course explores the immense influence of Almodóvar's films on European popular culture. We will experience his many wonderfully vivid and outrageous films showing colourful and deeply felt celebrations of life and love.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  14. Masters of cinema: Robert Altman and David Lynch

    Course Date: Mon 4 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Robert Altman found success at the same time as Spielberg, Lucas & Scorsese, but he was no movie brat. In 1977 David Lynch debuted with Eraserhead. Join us to find out how two mavericks broke away from the Hollywood mould.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £35.00

  15. Cult movies

    Course Date: Sat 9 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Enjoy a day exploring a selection of weird and wonderful cult movies! From exploitation and genre treasures to art house curiosities and even the occasional blockbuster, this course has something for every cult movie fan!
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

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