Filming New York Course Starts 21 Jan at Hackney Picturehouse

FILMING NEW YORK Six-week course every Tuesday 7-9pm from January 21 – February 25Course leader: Chris LloydHackney Picturehouse 270 Mare Street E8 1 HEView all upcoming courses at Hackney Picturehouse here Tickets are £70 / £65 Concessions / £60 Members for the full course or you can book each week individually for £12 / £11 Concessions / £10 Members.More information on and tickets for this course can be found  here. Advance booking is recommended as places are limited.  The city of dreams. The city that never sleeps. New York has always functioned as fantasy in the American imagination. Seemingly offering and embodying everything the nation can achieve New York is a window into the American psyche. On film the city has had many incarnations and this course seeks to investigate some of them to try and understand this dynamic place and what it stands for. The course will look to three key filmmakers who in some ways epitomise the way we imagine and picture the city. Alongside these we will look to a selection of other films that circle around dominant themes and trends in filming New York. COURSE OVERVIEW: PART ONE: SEX Week One – Romancing the City Week Two – Sexing the City (Jan 28) PART TWO: RACE Week Three – A History of Race (Feb 4) Week Four – Ethnicities (Feb 11) PART THREE: DEATH Week Five – Urban Violence (Feb 18) Week Six – Chaos (Feb 25) About the Course leader: Chris Lloyd is in the final stages of his PhD in the English and Comparative Literature department at Goldsmiths University of London. His thesis concentrates on the twenty-first century Deep South in literature and visual culture (photography film television). Chris has essays on Southern cinema Hurricane Katrina and Cormac McCarthy’s The Road due to be published in edited books in the near future.”