Film Studies

The Showroom’s Film Studies programme is open to everybody interested in film, with alternate screenings and discussions led by film lecturers from Sheffield Hallam University every Wednesday. The terms are 8 weeks long, with 4 films and 4 sessions.

£65 / £50 concessions for the full term. Tickets for the whole term can be booked at the Box Office. Tickets are also available for the films individually.  

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Searching For Nothing: American Independent Cinema and the Films of Kelly Reichardt

This course will comprise four screenings and four discussion sessions that will span Reichardt’s career and consider her place as an independent writer-director.

Beginning with her debut, River of Grass, and ending with Night Moves (2013) via Old Joy and Wendy and Lucy (2008), we will explore Reichardt’s body of work as an important addition to American independent cinema and compare and contrast her oeuvre with her contemporaries and collaborators, from Larry Fessenden to Joe Swanberg.

We will consider Reichardt’s key themes through the films screened on the course, which represent the director at her most striking and divisive.


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