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. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Hollywood cinema and genre

    Course Date: Sat 24 Feb 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    From westerns, gangster and horror films to screwball comedies, melodramas, hardboiled detective films and more, explore popular American cinema, past and present, through a range of genres that have evolved with each of Hollywood’s eras.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  11. A psychoanalytical approach to film: an introduction

    Course Date: Sat 3 Mar 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A one day introduction to psychoanalysis for film interpretation, exploring iconic works by directors including Darren Aronofsky, Stanley Kubrick and David Lynch. Freudian and Lacanian themes will be identified in cinema, engendering a more enriched viewing experience.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  12. Psychological investigations of women in horror films

    Course Date: Thu 15 Mar 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The horror genre in film follows from the literary tradition established by Edgar Allan Poe, Bram Stoker and Mary Shelley. Horror films transfix and terrify audiences in equal measure through visual and narrative techniques involving suspense, gore, the macabre and the supernatural, unfailingly achieving suspension of disbelief because fear is a universal and powerful emotion.
    Full fee: £9.00
    Senior fee: £9.00
    Concession: £9.00

  13. A beginners' guide to cinema: how to read a film

    Course Date: Sat 17 Mar 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Get to grips with a range of different film styles and extend your film-critical vocabulary by viewing and analysing passages from films old and new from around the world.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  14. Masters of cinema: Woody Allen

    Course Date: Mon 9 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    "I'm not afraid to die, I just don't want to be there when it happens." From early funny to serious Woody, from "Annie Hall" to "Hannah and her Sisters", he’s still making a movie every year while maintaining his signature style.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £39.00

  15. Ealing Comedies: British film's dark masterpieces

    Course Date: Mon 9 Apr 2018
    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, class warfare and social anarchy. We will unpick these classic treasures to enrich our profound enjoyment of them.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £87.00
    Concession: £48.00

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