The Film Club is back
The Media Studies department launched on Tuesday 10th of December its new after school Film Club with the screening of Tim Burton’s 2003 film Big Fish, a heart-warming tale about family bounds and communication between fathers and sons.
The purpose of the Film Club is to study some of the most remarkable and unconventional examples of filmmaking and approach their narratives and cinematic practices from analytical and critical angles, in order to expand our knowledge and understanding of the language of film in its industrial context. The Film Club will look at different eras and genres, as well as different film industries and countries, although with an obvious focus on the British and American film industries, trying to find the most remarkable examples of cinematic production, both in terms of their narratives as well as the technical aspects of film production.
After the screenings we will hold a conversation about the film and discuss aspects of narrative as well as the technical side of film production. This Film Club will certainly be of interest to students of English language and literature, drama, art, music, social sciences and philosophy, as well as any other student who may be interested in cinema or simply enjoys a good story.
The Film Club is running after school every Thursday from 15:15 to 17:30 at the Windsor Boys’ School Media Suite and it is not exclusively open to Media Students, but all students who are interested in cinema or just enjoy a good story are welcome to attend. The film is open to students of all levels, since the films selected for screening will be in the British Board of Film Classification U-15 ratings.
Some of the films screened so far have been THE TREE OF LIFE (Terrence Malik, 2011; THE ILLUSIONIST (Sylvain Chomet, 2010); ROPE (Alfred Hitchcock, 1948); Moon (Duncan Jones, 2009); 2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968); Planet of the Apes (Franklin J. Schaffner, 1968); GONE GIRL (David Fincher, 2014); NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN (Coen Brothers, 2007); SE7EN (David Fincher, 1995); and MILLER’S CROSSING (Coen Brothers, 1990).
Thursday 22 April GHOST WORLD (Terry Zwigoff, 2001) 15
Thursday 29 April NAPOLEON DYNAMITE (Jared Hess, 2004) 12
Tuesday 6 May WELCOME TO THE DOLLHOUSE (Todd Solondz, 1995) 15
Thursday 13 May HAIRSPRAY (John Waters, 1988) PG