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 golden age of British cinema: the 1940s

    Course Date: Sat 29 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The 1940s saw major developments in British films and filmmaking matched by record numbers of cinema-goers. Explore a range of films, and themes such as realism and melodrama, in this golden decade of British cinema.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  2. 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

  3. Apocalypse now: the method and madness of the 1970s

    Course Date: Mon 24 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore how the blockbuster spectacle 'Apocalypse Now' embodies the spirit of the New Hollywood – the era of filmmaking in which the auteurs took over the studio system.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £26.00

  4. Charlie Chaplin: the philosophy of a comedy genius

    Course Date: Tue 8 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Charlie Chaplin rose to fame during the silent film era. We will highlight his iconic ‘Tramp’ screen persona featured in 'Modern Times', 'City Lights' and 'The Kid' – and the philosophical implications of this world-famous character.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £13.00

  5. Christopher Nolan: dystopian dreams and hidden hopes

    Course Date: Tue 25 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Christopher Nolan is one of the 21st century’s most successful filmmakers. This course focuses on the philosophical themes of dystopia, hope and morality contained in his most recent releases: The Dark Knight, Inception and Interstellar.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £13.00

  6. Costume as character: female melodrama in cinema

    Course Date: Tue 1 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Joan Crawford’s fur coat, Judy Garland’s red magic shoes, Sigourney Weaver’s white singlet – all iconic clothes that signal to us something of a character’s abilities and intentions. Join us for some insights into the mysteries of costume in iconic 'female' cinema.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £26.00

  7. Darren Aronofsky: the cinema of obsession

    Course Date: Sun 6 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Darren Aronofsky’s films are disturbing, violent and beautiful manifestations of surrealism. We will focus on the pain of alienation and the obsession with perfection found in Pi, Requiem For A Dream, The Wrestler and Black Swan.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  8. Ealing Comedies: British film's dark masterpieces

    Course Date: Sun 13 Aug 2017
    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 (The Ladykillers), class warfare (Kind Hearts and Coronets), social anarchy (Passport to Pimlico). We will unpick these classic treasures to enrich our enjoyment of them.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  9. Fritz Lang in America: Hollywood, genre and realism

    Course Date: Sat 12 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore Lang’s Hollywood period through films dealing with American social and political life, including Fury and The Big Heat, psychological themes, including Woman in the Window and Scarlet Street, and others dealing with the war.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  10. Fritz Lang in Germany: expressionism, allegory and myth

    Course Date: Sat 5 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore Lang’s German films, including Die Nibelungen, Metropolis, M and others that engage with both historical and contemporary themes, and consider the key period in German cinema in which they emerged, one characterised by expressionism.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. Hollywood's new musicals - La La Land scene by scene

    Course Date: Sun 30 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Award winner La La Land is a contemporary musical set in Los Angeles celebrating old Hollywood with a new wave naturalism. Compare clips from golden age musicals to discover this genre’s origins and power – we’re back in classic musicals heaven!
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  15. 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

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