Film studies

Enjoy a fresh look at big screen classics, ground-breaking titles and cult favourites featuring a cast of iconic names, former stars and the men and women who called the shots.
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  1. Vampires: from Nosferatu to Let the Right One In

    Course Date: Sat 21 Oct 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course will look at the development of the cinematic vampire from 'Nosferatu' (1922) to 'Let the Right One In' (2008). The aim will be to understand the evolution and changes of such an iconic figure.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  2. Soviet film: screening the revolution

    Course Date: Sun 29 Oct 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    On the 100th anniversary of the Russian revolution, we'll explore how filmmakers such as Sergei Eisenstein, Dziga Vertov and Esfir Shub brought revolutionary ideas into their films and influenced filmmakers around the world throughout the next hundred years.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £25.00

  3. Shakespeare on screen

    Course Date: Wed 1 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Shakespeare never directed a movie but many film masters have experimented with his plays, translating them into unforgettable cinema. From Welles to Olivier, from Rohmer to Kurosawa and beyond, come and share the magic of Shakespeare on screen.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £44.00

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

    Course Date: Fri 3 Nov 2017 (and 1 other date)
    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: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £44.00

  5. Masters of cinema: David Lynch

    Course Date: Sun 5 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    One of the most influential, crazed, inspiring, unsettling filmmakers working today, Lynch’s 'Mulholland Drive' was rated best film of the noughties. The 'Twin Peaks' revival is the most anticipated TV event of 2017 - nostalgia writes cheques reality cannot cash.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  6. Film taster

    Course Date: Sat 2 Dec 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore some of the themes you can expect to encounter on City Lit 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

  7. Contemporary cinema: the best films of the year

    Course Date: Mon 8 Jan 2018
    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: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £61.00

  8. Afternoon cinema: current films and new releases

    Course Date: Mon 8 Jan 2018
    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: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £79.00

  9. Science fiction cinema: outer space as inner space

    Course Date: Tue 9 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Science fiction cinema portrays endless possibilities in the vastness of the cosmos (e.g., Interstellar, Contact and Kubrick’s Space Odyssey). Here we’ll reflect on the genre as revealing insights about our collective unconscious and inner worlds.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £52.00

  10. The American gangster film from Little Caesar to Pulp Fiction

    Course Date: Fri 12 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the American gangster film from its earliest days to contemporary post-modern cinema, while considering its stylistic and thematic development as a popular genre and its reflection of, and response to, American society and politics.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £44.00

  11. Exploring film noir from its 'golden age' to contemporary neo-noirs

    Course Date: Fri 12 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the film noir style from its Hollywood heyday in the 1940s and 1950s to contemporary ‘neo noirs’, while also considering how the style has functioned in British, French and East Asian cinema since the 1940s.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £79.00

  12. Film technique and camera style: visions of light

    Course Date: Sun 28 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Behind the scenes, technique is the way meaning is created in films, where the director ends and the cinematographer or editor begins. Deep focus in Welles, the light in 'Oliver Twist' - all collaborating to influence narrative and audience response.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  13. The Kureishi trilogy: My Beautiful Laundrette, Sammy & Rosie Get Laid and London Kills Me

    Course Date: Sat 3 Feb 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Hanif Kureishi’s and Stephen Frears’ films, My Beautiful Laundrette (1985), Sammy & Rosie Get Laid (1987) and London Kills Me (1991) offered a scathing, witty insight into multiracial tensions, friendships and romances in Thatcher’s divided Britain.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  14. Exploring film studies

    Course Date: Sat 10 Feb 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your critical understanding of cinema through a range of key theories in the study of film, including genre, spectatorship and authorship, and themes such as classical and popular cinema, art cinema and film history.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  15. British and French gangster films from Rififi to Get Carter

    Course Date: Fri 16 Feb 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Though often marked by imitation of their American counterparts, explore the ways in which classic British and French gangster films have exhibited very different qualities through their distinctive approach to style, narrative and 'local' themes.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £44.00

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