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.
Check out our blog post on our new Cultureplex Ciné-Club, where once a week, for 12 weeks (and throughout the academic year in terms 2 and 3), we will watch and discuss film.
Study in-person, or online from the comfort of home, with classes that allow you to participate in discussions with fellow adult students and share your passion for Film as part of a learning community. We offer daytime, evening and weekend courses, both short and long. Our tutors are experts in their fields and experienced educators. Tutors share their knowledge and passion for Film through presentations, screenings, interactive discussion, analysis, and other activities.
Many students return to take more courses, telling us they enjoy being part of our City Lit literary community. Our popular courses often sell out quickly, so we invite you to browse and book your place now.
- How to read a film: a beginners' guide to cinemaCourse start date: Mon 15 May 2023 (and 4 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Paul SuttonThis course will develop your critical appreciation of the cinema by teaching you how to read and understand film texts. We will look at the elements that underpin film form – narrative, mise en scène, cinematography, editing and sound – alongside its historical development. We will consider film style by exploring classical, post-classical and art cinema and we will examine influential critical modes of analysis, such as genre, authorship and spectatorship.Full fee £139.00
- Once upon a time in New Hollywood: '70s cinemaCourse start date: Thu 1 Feb 2024
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: John WischmeyerNew Hollywood is a state of mind, not just a place on a map of LA—a film movement led by film school graduates (so there’s hope for you yet) with a passion for filmmaking and the desire to challenge a stagnant status quo. They formed a new wave, working within the studio system but bringing an independent and radical perspective to mainstream filmmaking. These ‘movie brats’ included George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Peter Bogdanovich, Brian De Palma, Francis Ford Coppola. And don’t forget Robert Altman. (See separate but related courses on Robert Altman, Francis Coppola, David Lynch and the Coen brothers).
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £97.00
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