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. 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

  2. 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

  3. How to read a film

    Course Date: Mon 16 Jul 2018 (and 1 other date)
    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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Body image in cinema

    Course Date: Tue 7 Aug 2018 (and 1 other date)
    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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. Masters of cinema: Nicolas Roeg

    Course Date: Sun 19 Aug 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    English filmmaker Nicolas Roeg’s visual style is characterised by disjointed and disorientating editing. We'll explore his films Performance, Don't Look Now, The Man Who Fell to Earth, Bad Timing and Insignificance.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  13. Film taster

    Course Date: Sat 8 Sep 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to evaluate and discuss films while enjoying a real-time working example of a City Lit film class. This taster offers you the chance to explore the value and impact of film study.
    Full fee: £15.00
    Senior fee: £15.00
    Concession: £15.00

  14. Women and the Western

    Course Date: Mon 17 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and view new westerns Damsel, Hostiles, Meek’s Cutoff which continue the westward journey of women begun in classics like Cimarron, Shane, Red River and The Searchers. Exciting, beautifully-shot modern notions migrate into traditional western structures with good, fierce stories.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £88.00

  15. Afternoon cinema: women and the Western

    Course Date: Mon 17 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Afternoon cinema is a weekly ‘what’s on’ discussion of current film releases in a friendly atmosphere alongside the theme of classic and recent westerns seen from a perspective highlighting the women’s story.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £88.00

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