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.



NEW Getting Better with Age

What makes a great older character? A small selection of classic films from the last 20 years that are based on brilliant, memorable senior characters. “The Straight Story”, “Central Station”, “Nebraska”, “Sweet Bean”, “Lucky”.

  • Mondays 5pm to 6.30pm  Davide Ariasso
  • 5 sessions from 22 February  £105 / £63 N42D : Online 

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NEW Filming the Art Life

Explore 5 classic films, 5 very different approaches to portraying the art life. Lust for Life (about Van Gogh, 1956), Andrei Rublev (1973), Caravaggio (1986), Frida (2002), Seraphine (2008). Online zoom sessions based on conversation about the film of the week, debate, clips, articles. There will be an additional cost of streaming each film (less than £5 per film). This course will be delivered online using Zoom.

  • Fridays 1pm to 2.30pm  Davide Ariasso
  • 5 sessions from 23 April  £105 / £63 N42E : Online 

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NEW Kitchen Sink Realism

Watch 5 enduring classics from the so-called ‘kitchen-sink drama movement’: Room at the Top (1959), Saturday Night, Sunday Morning (1960), A Taste of Honey (1961), This Sporting Life (1962), Kes (1969). Online zoom sessions based on conversation about the film of the week, debate, clips, articles. There will be an additional cost of streaming each film (less than £5 per film). This course will be delivered online using Zoom.

  • Fridays 1pm to 2.30pm  Davide Ariasso
  • 5 sessions from 11 June  £105 / £63 N42F : Online 

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