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The Showroom’s Film Studies programme is open to everybody interested in film.

Every term a season of films is programmed around a theme with alternate weekly discussion and analysis sessions led by film lecturers.

Film Studies at the Showroom is a chance to learn more about film genres and extend your knowledge in the good company of other film enthusiasts.

The terms are 8 weeks long, with 4 films and 4 sessions.
All sessions and screenings take place on Wednesdays from 6.45pm

The full term costs £65 / £50 concessions

Book at the Box Office - 0114 275 7727
Tickets are also available for the films individually

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

Upcoming Films & Events

Hitchcock filmed Blackmail in both silent and sound versions and the differences between the two highlight just how successfully and imaginatively he took on the technological challenges of synchronous sound recording.
Along with thrills aplenty, Sabotage contains perhaps Hitchcock's best evocation of life in his hometown of London.