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The main prerequisite for participation in the Cinema (formerly Film Studies) group is a liking for and an interest in cinema. Thereafter, a willingness to watch movie excerpts (freely available online) and to read some academic/critic writing on cinema; to reflect on what you've watched and read; and to contribute to a friendly, inclusive discussion of 'The Seventh Art' during the Zoom sessions.

There are many possible topics and approaches to a discussion of cinema in online meetings: Historical; Genre; The Film Director as Auteur; 'Stars'; Movements; The Film Business; 'Specialist' Cinema'; Mise en Scène – the contribution of Music, Design, Editing, Endings etc. to the reception of a film.

In keeping (roughly speaking) with the u3a motto of Learn, Laugh, Live! the Film Studies sessions will aim to be illuminating, enjoyable and inclusive, and, importantly, varied.

For any queries, please contact the group leader, Rob: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

When

First Friday of the month from 2:00 pm to 3:45 pm

Group Size & Availability

Minimum 6, maximum 12

Waiting List

How to Join

You can join this group, or the waiting list, via the Beacon Members Portal. To join a group you must first subscribe to Interest Groups Online. This is separate to a local u3a membership. 

If you would be interested in helping to lead a group around this subject or any other, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

You can contact the group leader via the Beacon Members Portal. For any other queries or information please contact the Interest Groups Online team by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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