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Ancient Rome on Film to be available to MA Film students in 2014-2015

We are pleased to announce that two modules on Ancient Rome on Film, run by the UCL Department of Greek and Latin, will be available to MA Film Studies students in 2014-2015. More...

Published: May 6, 2014 1:07:00 PM

Lee Grieveson wins BAFTSS award

Dr Lee Grieveson, Reader in Film Studies, has won theBritish Association for Film, Television and Screen Studies award for Best Essay in a Refereed Journal for 2013-2014. The essay is called "The Work of Film in the Age of Fordist Mechanisation."

Published: May 1, 2014 10:53:17 AM


Urban Lab Films: Cities After Hours

In the second Nocturnal City screening, in the newly opened studio of the Bloomsbury Theatre, we explore the inequalities of the city at night, from those who work, those who unwind, and those who sleep rough.We will screen The Houseless Shadow (2011), a film by experimental filmmaker William Raban, a contemporary portrait of London at night inspired by Charles Dickens’s essay Night Walks. Raban will be in conversation with us for a Q&A session on the evening. More...

Starts: May 13, 2015 6:30:00 PM

Travelling in Style - the Trains, Planes and Steamships of the Stars

Join Rachel Kapelke-Dale and Dr Rebecca Harrison to examine the public and private spaces of celebrities in the 1930s and 1940s. ‘Travelling in Style’ will take the audience on a journey through train stations and other transport spaces used by celebrities in the UK and USA. The growth of ‘celebrity-spotting’ in this period transformed these transport spaces into an extension of the cinemas that had been popularised in train carriages and on steamships during this period, turning travel into a more glamorous and meaningful art. We will be reflecting on how the representation of travel in cinema has influenced public perceptions of film stars/screen personalities from the 1930s through to the present day. More...

Starts: May 18, 2015 6:30:00 PM