Movies About the Movies
The year has scarcely begun and yet we have already had three films by major filmmakers whose subject is… films. Films in 1920s Hollywood, in Damien Chazelle’s ‘Babylon’; the early years of a nascent filmmaker in Steven Spielberg’s ‘The Fabelmans’; a 1980s romantic drama about the magic of cinema in Sam Mendes’ ‘Empire of Light’.
In this talk, illustrated by a wide range of clips, Cinema Education Officer Patrick Hargood will be looking back at films which concern the making of films, including such memorable works as Sunset Boulevard, Fellini’s ‘8½‘ and ‘Singin’ in the Rain’.
But also included will be films in which cinemas and cinemagoing are key elements, including Tornatore’s ‘Cinema Paradiso’ and Bogdanovich’s ‘The Last Picture Show’.
Finally there are those films with memorable sequences set in cinemas from Hitchcock’s ‘Sabotage’ to Alfonso Cuàron’s ‘Roma’. Come along for a celebration of all things cinematic.
In the Auditorium
From Fri 10 Feb we will be screening 'Babylon' which features the wild days of Hollywood.
BABYLON & HOLLWOOD BAD & THE BEAUTIFUL TALK
FOR ONLY £13 (FRIENDS £10)