This course will take place in-person.
The course will cover key films, filmmakers, stylistic qualities and influences of la nouvelle vague. Film extracts will include The 400 Blows (François Truffaut, 1959), Breathless (Jean-Luc Godard,1960), Cléo from 5 to 7 (Agnès Varda, 1962), The Cousins (Claude Chabrol, 1959), Last Year at Marienbad (Alain Resnais, 1961), Bonnie and Clyde (Arthur Penn, 1967) and Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino,1994). This course will involve a combination of viewing and analysing film extracts, along with tutor presentations and class discussions.
Who is this course for?
This course is for anyone with an interest in film and a curiosity to learn more about cinema. You are not required to have any prior knowledge of the films we’ll be discussing.
Will I need any equipment or materials?
You will need a notebook and pen to take notes. You are not required to purchase any textbooks or DVDs.
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How we’re keeping you safe
Because we would like to keep the staff and each other safe, we expect and recommend face coverings to be worn the public areas that can become crowded. These are the corridors, toilet areas and the queues at the bar. There will also be an event-specific QR code that guests will be asked to scan on arrival.
If you test positive for Covid-19 or are asked to isolate and are not able to attend your class or pre-booked event, please contact the Bishopsgate Box Office for further information (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please do not come to the Institute in person if you have symptoms or have tested positive.
In addition to these measures, Bishopsgate Institute has strict cleaning protocols in place and ventilation throughout the building. There are also numerous hand-sanitising stations available and touch-free drinking fountains. Find out more about how we’re keeping you safe.
You will learn
By the end of this course, you will have learnt to:
- Identify aesthetic qualities of the selected films
- Describe production contexts of the selected films
- Recognise distinguishing qualities of filmmakers’ work
- Identify key films, characteristics, and influences of the French New Wave.
Meet the Tutor
Hilary Smith is a lecturer in film studies at Birkbeck, University of London, and has also taught at City University London, Imperial College London and Arcadia University.
Hilary has a professional background in film curation and arts administration, and was formerly a curator and programme manager for BFI Southbank (formerly known as the National Film Theatre) at the British Film Institute.
Hilary has received a Distinguished Teaching and Scholarship Award for ‘an outstanding contribution to teaching and learning’.
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