Screen St Ives, in collaboration with the Cambridgeshire Film Consortium and the Film Hub Central East, and in partnership with the BFI Film Audience Network, is proud to announce an exciting new series of specially selected film courses to introduce you to the wonderful world of cinema in a relaxed and informal way. The courses, which will run at the St Ives Corn Exchange, have been heavily discounted in order to make them available to as many people as possible. Places are strictly limited so book early to avoid disappointment.
Tickets for all events are available online at http://screenstives.ticketsource.co.uk/
The venue for all events is at the Tony Burgess Room, St Ives Corn Exchange, PE27 5AG. For more details, send us an email.
Introduction to Film
Monday 2 December 2013, 7- 9 pm
Course fee: £10
Camera angle, lighting, mise-en-scene (costume, props), music, editing – how do these vital elements combine together to produce a complex and dynamic whole? Through selected film clips, gain an understanding of the techniques film-makers use and increase your enjoyment of film tenfold!
Hitchock’s Women: The Blonde, The Brunette, and Mother Makes Three
Monday 9 December 2013, 7 – 9 pm
Course fee: £10
Hitchcock is renowned for his representation of women on screen, including the “mother” in Psycho, while his fascination for icy blondes and their screen fates is a rich topic for discussion. So join us for a course exploring Hitchcock’s blonde from The Pleasure Garden (1927), to Marnie (1964), his on and off-screen obsession with actress Tippi Hedren, the influence of Alma Reville, his talented wife, and the appearance of his daughter Patricia Hitchcock in his films.
Millions Like Us: Cinema and Propaganda in World War II
Saturday 18 January 2014, 10.30 am – 4.30 pm
Course fee: £15
Explore the “home-front” genre which represents on film the men, women and children left behind in a beleaguered Britain during the Second World War, through clips from feature films such as Millions Like Us, Went the Day Well, Brief Encounter, A Canterbury Tale and Green for Danger as well as some important documentary footage. The political and propagandist role of the Ministry of Information will be discussed as well as contemporary responses to this period. (Lunch not provided but plenty of local food outlets are available)
Close Reading of Classic Films
10 week evening course
Mondays, 7 – 9 pm 10 weeks, 27 Jan – 7 April (excluding 10 Mar)
Course fee: £30
Possible film titles are The Artist, Vertigo,The Full Monty, The Servant, Psycho, Thelma and Louise, Atonement, Night of the Hunter, The Seven Samurai, The Wizard of Oz, If… and Blade Runner. Join us for a relaxed and informed course focusing in detail on one classic feature each week. Look at the background to each film and trace its influence on other filmmakers.
About the tutor: Sue Burge
A fully qualified teacher, Sue taught English, Cultural Studies, Film and Creative Writing in the Centre for English Language and British Studies at the University of East Anglia for over twenty years. Currently an Open University Associate Lecturer in Creative Writing,she also teaches Cambridge Film Consortium film courses at the Cambridge Arts Picturehouse and Cinema Plus film courses at Norwich’s Cinema City (cinemaplus@cinemacity).
About the Cambridgeshire Film Consortium
Based at the Cambridge Arts Picturehouse, The Cambridgeshire Film Consortium delivers a culturally diverse film education programme of evening and weekend film courses, archive film shows, introduced screenings and study days for schools and colleges, Young Critics at the Cambridge Film Festival and film production courses for young people. It currently delivers a regional BFI Film Academy for 16-19 year olds.
Its partners are the Cambridge Arts Picturehouse, Anglia Ruskin University, Parkside Federation of Academies and Long Road Sixth Form College and it receives funding from the BFI and Cambridge City Council. For more details visit: www.cambridgeshirefilmconsortium.org or tel. 01223 579127
About Film Hub Central East
Counties: Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Suffolk, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Essex
Lead offices: Broadway & Cambridge Film Trust
Broadway Nottingham is one of the leading independent cinemas for cultural film in the UK. Cambridge Film Trust champions independent cinema and fosters film culture and education through its year-round programme culminating in the annual Cambridge Film Festival. www.broadway.org.uk/pages/filmhub