Films are best watched together. Through various curated film series, we take a closer look at themes, ideas and individuals seen through the history of cinema to understand what or who they are, how they began, and the ways they continue to shape the films we watch.
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WAR & PEACE: ALIENS IN THE LAST 50 YEARS OF CINEMA
by Euan Foley
22nd November to 18th December 2019
"If it is just us... seems like an awful waste of space."
Cinema has always been the main medium of choice for such existential extraterrestrial concerns. From the curious and awe-inspiring Close Encounters of the Third Kind to the wistful and melancholic Arrival, join our expedition into the history of aliens on screen.
LOOKING AT WOMEN
by Kathryn Cutler-MacKenzie
27th August to 8th October 2019
Laura Mulvey's seminal essay 'Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema' shone a light on the oppressive masculine gaze which so often stood in for the camera lens and subsequently helped pave the way for a reflexive, reactionary feminist cinema.
Beginning with an exploration of the "alluring but dangerous" femme fatale in Gilda through to the oppressed housewife in Jeanne Dielman, we explore how the cinematic medium has grown from a vehicle for oppression to a platform for radical transformation.
by Patrick Dalziel
In this series, we work chronologically through the genre, beginning with Bava's iconic Blood and Black Lace that helped kickstart the movement and finishing with Argento's last Giallo, Opera, while we explore the genre's roots, its key figures and features, and what makes a Giallo a Giallo.