Film Studies

 

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Our Film Studies Classes are aimed at all abilities and are informative in a fun and friendly atmosphere.   We look at film clips as well as studying directors and actors and the context of how and when the film was made.

Some courses will run as online courses and some will start at Stoke Lodge or St Pauls. You can see the starting venue/format for each course listed below. We reserve the right to change the format of the course, in term, should safety advice change.


PLEASE NOTE: Online and telephone booking will
open at 9.30am on Thursday 27 August

NEW Mini-Festival – Glimpses of Contemporary Africa

A selection of contemporary African films that obtained praise and prizes at international festivals, to showcase the verve and modernity of film-makers across the continent. “Rafiki” (Kenya), “Atlantics” (Senegal), “Burial at Kojo” (Ghana), “I am Not a Witch” (Zambia), “Inxeba-The Wound” (South Africa), “Talking About Trees” (Sudan, documentary).

A few days before the session, you will be sent a link to a film you can stream for free or hire for a small fee. You will then meet as a group with Davide over Zoom to discuss the film.

  • Fridays 1pm to 2.30pm  Davide Ariasso
  • 6 sessions from 18 September  £126 / £76 N42A  : Online 

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NEW Southern Gothic on Screen

Plenty of times cinema has borrowed themes, stories and obsessions from the American Southern Gothic literary genre: religious fanaticism, forbidden desires, murder, grotesque characters and nightmarish landscapes. We will explore 6 classics in the genre and talk about its legacy and persistent fascination. Cape Fear (1962), Angel Heart (1987), Wise Blood (1979), Written on the Wind (1956), Suddenly Last Summer (1959), Frailty (2001)

A few days before the session, you will be sent a link to a film you can stream for free or hire for a small fee. You will then meet as a group with Davide over Zoom to discuss the film.

  • Fridays 1pm to 2.30pm  Davide Ariasso
  • 6 sessions from 6 November  £126 / £76 N42B  : Online 

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