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. A psychoanalytic investigation of women in horror films

    Course Date: Tue 9 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A unique opportunity to study cinematic representations of femininity, focusing on the horror genre. Psychoanalytic concepts (hysteria, jouissance, uncanny) will shed light on enigmatic titles including 'The Entity', 'Black Swan', 'Possession', 'Teeth' and 'The Piano Teacher'.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £44.00

  2. Alien Invaders, mutants and paranoia: science fiction cinema in the 1950s

    Course Date: Sat 6 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Enjoy classics and cult favourites in an exploration of science fiction cinema's 'golden' decade, and consider the ways in which these popular films also engage with the social, political and technological anxieties of the period.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  3. An introduction to film

    Course Date: Fri 13 Jan 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This introductory course offers you the chance to develop your appreciation of film by exploring themes including early film, classical cinema, art cinema, Hollywood, world cinema, and a range of ways of thinking about film.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £83.00

  4. An Introduction to film: from the birth of cinema to the arrival of sound

    Course Date: Fri 5 May 2017
    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: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £39.00

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

    Course Date: Fri 9 Jun 2017
    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: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £39.00

  6. Another gaze: women's film and beyond

    Course Date: Sat 13 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore films made by women that offer visions beyond mainstream cultural and cinematic stereotypes of sexuality, gender, and race. Consider the relevance of the term 'women's cinema' through questions and themes including 'war, resistance, revolution', 'another dream', and ' beyond gender?' Filmmakers include Kathryn Bigelow, Chantal Akerman and Germaine Duclac.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  7. Artists on film

    Course Date: Thu 27 Apr 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover how the colourful lives of celebrated painters have played out on the big screen and explore how fact, fiction and artistic flourishes have produced several highly creative biopics. Films include Derek Jarman's 'Caravaggio' (1986) and Julian Schnabel's 'Basquiat' (1996).
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £30.00

  8. British cinema: studios, films and directors

    Course Date: Fri 13 Jan 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the studios, films and directors that have shaped British cinema from its beginnings to the present day, and consider a range of related critical concepts such as realism, 'heritage' cinema and national cinema.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £83.00

  9. Films and filmmakers in European cinema

    Course Date: Fri 5 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    View and discuss films and filmmakers in European cinema since the 1920s and explore their contributions to its key 'moments' and development through a range of critical concepts, including authorship, art cinema and national cinema.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £74.00

  10. Hispanic cinema: from Bunuel to Inarritu

    Course Date: Sun 28 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    How has Spain and Latin America reflected its lively modern history in its movies? An opportunity to sample some films and discuss the works of various filmmakers.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  11. Hollywood films Hollywood

    Course Date: Sat 27 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    'Los Angeles Plays Itself' in films about Hollywood, dark place of our dreams, forbidden 'Maps to the Stars'. View the technique of 'The Artist', 'The Player', 'Hail Caesar' - 'The Bad and the Beautiful' babylon that is Hollywood.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  12. Hollywood in the shadows: the American film noir

    Course Date: Sat 10 Jun 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    View and discuss the American film noir from its heyday in the 1940s through classics such as 'Double Indemnity' (1944) to 'neo-noirs' including 'Point Blank' (1967), while exploring its themes, styles and enduring appeal.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  13. Introduction to LGBT cinema: out of the celluloid closet

    Course Date: Sat 17 Jun 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Queer stories have always existed, but their storytellers weren’t always loud and proud. This one-day course examines LGBT cinema from the coded glances of the pre-Stonewall era up to the more complex and explicit depictions of the early 1990s.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  14. Key 20th century classics: must see movies

    Course Date: Mon 8 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    View classic films of the 'Modernist Century' that influenced film directors - unique works with indefinable quality. We'll attempt definition, generating conversation in class and beyond. Then go to the cinema or Netflix to get watching.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £66.00

  15. London views: film and the city

    Course Date: Thu 4 May 2017
    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: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £44.00

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