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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. 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.



NEW A Taste Of Avant-Garde 

You will watch and debate 6 films with avant-garde value but with a wider appeal than strictly experimental works to get a taste of the unorthodox and the radical. Including: “Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles”, “The Last of England”, “Daisies”, “The Discreet Charme of the Bourgeoisie”, “Sans Soleil”.  A few days before each 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.  This course is delivered online via ZOOM.   

Mondays 5.30pm to 7pm Davide Ariasso 

6 sessions from 13 September £126/£76 F20A  :  Online   

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NEW The Filmic Life Of Plants 

We think plants can be interesting characters too and hope these five films will prove our point. Killer plants, ghost orchids, alien giant seed pods, hallucinogenic cacti, neglected walled gardens. Plants are the real stars in Little Shop of Horrors (1986), Adaptation (2002), Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978), Crystal Fairy and the Magical Cactus (2013), The Secret Garden (1993). A few days before each 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. This course is delivered online via ZOOM.   

Mondays 5.30pm to 7pm Davide Ariasso 

5 sessions from 15 November £105/£63 F20B  :  Online   

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