Film studies

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

    An introduction to film

    Course Date: Fri 21 Sep 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your appreciation of cinema while viewing and discussing a range of films, including early silents, Hollywood, European and East Asian cinema. Explore genre, spectatorship, authorship, art cinema and more, gaining confidence in how to read a film.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £48.00

  2. The Hollywood Story

    Course Date: Fri 21 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the Hollywood story through silent era masterpieces, classics of the golden age and landmark films of the modern period, and consider the studios, genres, stars and directors that have shaped this story.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £88.00

  3. London views: film and the city

    Course Date: Wed 3 Oct 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    While London is an actual geographical location it is equally a construct of the films that have always purported to be portraying it. Explore the fascinating themes of London's cinematic treatment, both factual and fictional.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £39.00

  4. Masters of cinema: John Ford vs Howard Hawks

    Course Date: Sat 13 Oct 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ford made many of Hollywood’s most memorable films. The Searchers is still riveting, tragic, complex. Hawks’s West is equally romantic, but as background for character studies of profound sadness. Ford communicated through richly cinematic images, Hawks through a film noir lens.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  5. The birth of the modern American horror film: five key films

    Course Date: Sun 14 Oct 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course explores five key horror films that redefined American horror cinema in the late 1960s and 1970s, establishing new themes and styles for the genre, both then and for subsequent decades.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  6. Vampires: from Nosferatu (1922) to What we Do in the Shadows (2014)

    Course Date: Sat 20 Oct 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and join us as we explore the development of the cinematic vampire from Nosferatu (1922) to What we do in the Shadows (2014). We will aim to understand the evolution and changes of such an iconic figure and its potent cinematic representation through time.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  7. Film at the BFI: Comedy double acts - Like two peas in a pod

    Course Date: Tue 23 Oct 2018
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    From Laurel and Hardy to Poehler and Fey, comedy double acts have brought the gift of laughter to the screen. Explore the comedy world of pratfalls, puns and punchlines and discover why we laugh.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £48.00

  8. Psychological investigations of women in horror films

    Course Date: Tue 30 Oct 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    View, consider and discuss extraordinary cinematic representations of femininity, focusing on the horror genre. Psychoanalytic concepts (hysteria, jouissance, uncanny) will shed light on titles including Mother, Get Out and A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £48.00

  9. Masters of cinema: Fellini, Antonioni, Visconti and the new Italian cinema

    Course Date: Sun 4 Nov 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Antonioni’s L’Avventura, Fellini’s La Dolce Vita and Visconti’s Rocco and His Brothers all burst onto the international scene in 1960. Come and spend a day learning a short history of Italian cinema. Directors discussed include Antonioni, Fellini, Visconti, Guadagnino and Sorrentino.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  10. Masters of cinema: Paul Thomas Anderson is 'The Master'

    Course Date: Sat 17 Nov 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Phantom Thread’s Anderson is out there on his own as an American auteur. Like Bergman, he understands horror only needs two human beings, possibly in love - with a third to crowd them - who contain all monsters inside themselves.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  11. Film taster

    Course Date: Sat 12 Jan 2019 (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

  12. Contemporary cinema: the best films of the year

    Course Date: Mon 14 Jan 2019
    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: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £70.00

  13. Afternoon cinema: current films and new releases

    Course Date: Mon 14 Jan 2019
    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: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £88.00

  14. Body Image in Cinema

    Course Date: Tue 15 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    We will explore diverse representations of the body in cinema, ranging from the site of adolescent trauma (My Skinny Sister), object of unhealthy desire (Antiviral) and symbol of uncanny danger (Teeth).
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £48.00

  15. Reading images: an introduction to film studies

    Course Date: Wed 16 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course focuses on the area of Film Studies. It will provide the students with an overview of the main historical, technical and theoretical aspects of filmmaking and film analysis.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £39.00

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