Film Theory Courses at Hackney Picturehouse this Autumn: HITCHCOCK, AMERICAN INDEPENDENT CINEMA, and

Picturehouse Education run regular evening courses on various aspects of film culture and theory at  Hackney Picturehouse.  We work with freelance film lecturers and industry bodies to deliver a wide variety of film education events.  See below for what we have coming up for film fans this Autumn.For more information or to be added to the Adult Education mailing list please contact the Picturehouse Education Team: Leah Byrne at / 07918 745 267Elinor Walpole at / 07967 047 401Follow us on Twitter @PHEducationALFRED HITCHCOCK: The Man and his Films 23 September – 14 October Four week course Sunday afternoons from 3.30-5.30 from 23 September to 14 October Book Online Here A four week analysis of the work of Alfred Hitchcock run in tandem with Hackney Picturehouse’s Alfred Hitchcock season. Focusing on four key films we will be looking at Hitchcock’s style themes and preoccupations through the lens of four of the best films from a career littered with indisputable classics.Week 1: VERTIGOWeek 2: THE BIRDSWeek 3: MARNIEWeek 4: REAR WINDOWTickets for the course are £65 / £60 concessions / £55 MembersCourse price includes admission to a feature screening of each film during the week of the film’s run (films will be screened once a day throughout the week showtimes to be confirmed)  Book OnlineCourse Leader: Phil DyasFROM MAVERICK TO MAINSTREAM: The changing face of American Independent Cinema 24 September – 29 October 6 week course Monday evenings 7.30-9.30pm from Monday 24 September to Monday 29 October Book Online Here  In May 1969 two young actor-writers playing drug-fuelled drifters on Harleys exploded onto the world’s cinema screens in a movie that shook Hollywood and heralded the first wave of modern American Independent Cinema. Using movies ranging from 80s Indie classics like SEX LIES AND VIDEOTAPE SHE’S GOTTA HAVE IT and STRANGER THAN PARADISE through genre-bending milestones ERASERHEAD and RESERVOIR DOGS and edgy recent hits BEING JOHN MALKOVICH and HAPPINESS this six-week course traces the essential but often contradictory role of the films and filmmakers who followed in EASY RIDER’s exhaust fumes. What exactly is an ‘independent’ film and more specifically what is an ‘American Independent Film’? Is it defined by attitude aesthetics or economics or a combination of all three?Tickets for the course are £70 / £65 concessions / £60 Members including admission for any feature films screened Book Online Course Leader: Steve Pinhay.FILM NOIR: The Genre No True Cinephile’s Film Knowledge is Complete Without18 October – 22 November Six week course Thursday evenings from 7.00 – 9.00pm from 18 October to 22 November. Book Online Here A critical look at film noir the genre no true cinephile’s knowledge is complete without. This course will look at the genre from its infancy in the 1930s to its exploration by contemporary filmmakers such as Christopher Nolan and the Coen brothers. It will explore stars and directors influences and themes and historical and social contexts to reveal the ideas hidden in the shadows and the shady motivations of the ‘femme fatale’.Tickets for the course are £70 / £65 concessions / £60 MembersThe course price includes admission to the screening of DOUBLE INDEMNITY on Thursday 25 October at 6.20pm Book OnlineCourse Leader: Phil DyasPREVIOUS COURSES

  • Ealing Comedies
  • BBFC Classification and Controversy
  • BBFC Let’s Talk about Sex (On Screen)
  • Film Noir
  • Fairy Tales on Film
  • Saurian Saturday- a History of Dinosaurs in Cinema
  • From JAWS to PROMETHEUS: The Rise and Rise of the Modern Movie Blockbuster