Film, television and transformation

Course Dates: 13/10/21
Time: 10:30 - 12:30
Location: Online
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Can watching film and television change us? Drawing on both personal experience and a range of theoretical ideas, Paul Sutton will explore the potentially transformatory effects of our everyday viewing habits both at home and in the cinema. This session is part of the 2021 Mental Wealth Festival hosted by City Lit and partners.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Course Code: EVMWFHF001

Finished Wed, day, 13 Oct - 13 Oct '21

Duration: 1 session

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What is the course about?

This workshop runs as part of City Lit's annual Mental Wealth Festival, and explores the potential ways in which film and TV can support our wellbeing.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This course is open to all levels of knowledge and experience. A good understanding of spoken and written English is essential.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

This course will be taught online, via tutor presentation (using images and film) and group discussion.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

We recommend having a pen and paper/notebook with you to make notes if you wish.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

This workshop is part of the 2021 Mental Wealth Festival hosted by City Lit and partners. The Mental Wealth Festival is a week of events and experiences which celebrate and promote activities, projects, ideas and tools which restore, support and enhance positive mental health. The Festival aims to highlight the way mental health issues impact on so many aspects of daily life, and how the arts, politics, culture, faith and the media can support our ‘mental wealth’. We bring together professionals and key stakeholders to discuss mental health issues, providing a forum for informative, challenging and inspiring discussions and workshops exploring mental health issues. For more information visit our Mental Wealth Festival Don’t forget to follow us on social media and we’d love to see your Mental Wealth Festival photos so please tag us using #MentalWealth2021.

Paul Sutton

Dr. Paul Sutton is an independent film scholar who has taught Film Studies in UK higher education for over 25 years. His research covers psychoanalytic and film theory as well as Italian and French cinema and critical theory. He has published articles in journals such as Screen, French Studies and the Journal for Cultural Research. He is currently writing a psychoanalytic book on film spectatorship, Afterwardsness in Film, and has recently published work on television as a form of palliative care, and an assessment of the films of the Italian experimental filmmaker Ugo Nespolo.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.