Film studies

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  1. 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.

    Please note this course will have a break week on Friday 29 June.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £44.00

  2. The unforgettable cinema of Pedro Almodovar. Photo by Roberto Gordo Saez

    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

  3. 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 and 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

  4. 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

  5. French weekend: My journey through French cinema: before the French New Wave

    Course Date: Fri 13 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Journey through French film history exploring essential directors: Renoir, Vigo, Melville, Bresson, Becker and Agnes Varda. Reasons enough to lose head and heart to the movies.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £13.00

  6. French weekend: French film noir

    Course Date: Sat 14 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore French film noir, from its beginnings to the present day, through a range of key films and critical responses, and consider the ways in which it has both imitated and differed from the American model.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  7. How to read a film

    Course Date: Mon 16 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Through the analysis of images and clips from films of different eras and countries you will learn how different film elements – cinematography, mise-en-scène, editing, sound design, and performance – combine to create meaning in movies.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £26.00

  8. Italian weekend: Italian cinema: from neorealism to new romantic realism

    Course Date: Sun 29 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Italy produced many of the world’s greatest directors: Rossellini, Visconti, Antonioni, Fellini, Leone and now Luca Guadagnino. From Rome Open City to I Am Love, Death In Venice to Call Me By Your Name, this is a voyage to a cinema of great beauty.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  9. The post: all the president's 'fake news'

    Course Date: Wed 1 Aug 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Spielberg’s cold war Bridge of Spies mirrors The Post, All the President’s Men, LeCarre’s Smiley, and Cambridge Analytica. From Breitbart to Woodward and Bernstein, Citizen Kane to Defence of the Realm - who knew what when?
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £13.00

  10. Spanish weekend: Bunuel, Saura & Erice: Spanish filmmakers and the fight against censorship

    Course Date: Sat 4 Aug 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore classic 20th century Spanish films that escaped Franco’s censorship and the ways in which they managed to mock the repression.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  11. The suspense thriller, from The 39 Steps (1935) to the Silence of the Lambs (1991)

    Course Date: Sun 5 Aug 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Enjoy classic examples of this popular genre including key works by the 'master of suspense', Alfred Hitchcock, and explore the ways in which these films generate both anxiety and pleasure. Can you bear the suspense?
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00
    Concession: £45.00

  12. Body image in cinema

    Course Date: Tue 7 Aug 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Focusing on diverse representations of the body in cinema, we explore a site of adolescent trauma (My Skinny Sister), an object of unhealthy desire (Antiviral) and a symbol of uncanny danger (Teeth).
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £13.00

  13. How films begin: cinematography and music

    Course Date: Tue 7 Aug 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Most great films declare their key themes in their opening minutes. 2001: planets aligning with the sun; The Godfather: out of darkness a deep voice speaks of honour and family and betrayal; Bladerunner: a flying car moves through haze over a vast benighted metropolis. View and discuss different strategies and styles used to open a cinematic narrative.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £13.00

  14. Cinema, fashion and glamour

    Course Date: Tue 14 Aug 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Linking the artistic fields of cinema and high fashion, we focus on recent releases, showcasing running themes in The September Issue (documentary), The Neon Demon (psychological horror) and Phantom Thread (period drama).
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £13.00

  15. The Hollywood detective film: from The Thin Man (1934) to Chinatown (1974)

    Course Date: Sat 18 Aug 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the distinctive style of the Hollywood detective film and its portrayal of the detective through a range of films from its heyday in the 1930s and 1940s to the new Hollywood of the 1970s.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

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