Film Studies: Sixty Years Ago

Last year, we took you back Fifty Years Ago to discover the films of 1973. Now, in the exciting prequel, we transport you even further back in time! Sixty Years Ago explores the cinema of 1964, with four representative films of the era and fortnightly lectures on the contexts that produced them, including popular culture, politics and the film industry itself.

Each week we will visit a different part of the world to examine in depth a particular film and a particular film-producing country. In Britain, the kitchen sink was on its way out as class barriers began to swing open and social mobility took hold. Hollywood faced challenges on all sides while America struggled with the aftermath of the Kennedy assassination. France had just been energised by a New Wave and its leading filmmakers now found themselves becoming part of the mainstream. Japan experienced its own New Wave, as young directors expanded film form, explored new subjects and gave fresh life to popular genres.

Your tutor is Dr Sheldon Hall (b. 1964), Reader in Film and Television at Sheffield Hallam University. No previous experience of film studies is necessary to enjoy this Film Studies course, just an interest in and enthusiasm for all things cinema.


Film Studies: Sixty Years Ago Season passes
Enjoy all four films and four lectures with a season pass.  
Full price: £75
Concession: £60
Cine 26: £40
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