Film Studies


Film Studies at the Showroom is a chance to learn more about film in the good company of fellow film enthusiasts. The terms are 8 weeks long, with 4 films and 4 discussion sessions led by a film academic.

All sessions and screenings take place on Wednesdays from 6.45pm
The full term costs £65 / £50 concessions - sign up at the Box Office - 0114 275 7727
Tickets are also available for the films individually in the usual way


Hitchcock in Transition, 1925-1936
2 April – 21 May 2014
Tutor: Martin Carter, Sheffield Hallam University

A new Film Studies season showing how Alfred Hitchcock dealt with the challenges of moving from silent cinema to sound. This selection of his films from the late 1920s through to the 1930s will illustrate how adept Hitchcock was at mastering advances in cinema technology and how his early British films display stylistic and thematic traits that would regularly reappear throughout his career. These films will show how Hitchcock not only mastered the use of synchronous sound but also established himself as the master of suspense.


Film Studies Calendar

Wed 2 Apr 6.45pm The Lodger
Wed 9 Apr 6.45pm Discussion Session
Wed 16 Apr 6.45pm The Manxman
Wed 23 Apr 6.45pm Discussion Session
Wed 30 Apr 6.45pm Blackmail
Wed 7 May 6.45pm Discussion Session
Wed 14 May 6.45pm Sabotage
Wed 21 May 6.45pm Discussion Session

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