Cinema Unbound: The Creative Worlds of Powell & Pressburger
Let's Talk Film: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Powell and Pressburger
Take a closer look at the life and work of the masters of the big screen in this illustrated talk from our resident cinephile Ben Newell.
Director: Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell
Cast includes: various
70 mins approx, with interval
‘Everything You Wanted to Know about…’ is an opportunity to spend an evening with resident cinephile Ben Newell as he takes you through a brief journey into the world of Powell and Pressburger.
'Let's Talk Film: Everything You Wanted to Know about…’ aims to introduce film goers to new ways of exploring and thinking about certain directors and their oeuvre. This event gives filmgoers an opportunity to learn, talk about and share film through a face-to-face experience.
Whether you’re a budding cinephile or a completely fresh to the work of Powell and Pressburger, we invite you to share your love for cinema through informal discussion in an open space and take a closer look at the life and work of the masters of the big screen who have called the shots and crafted cinema experiences that have enthralled generations of moviegoers.
Forthcoming events focus on the following directors:
- Wednesday 11 October - Alfred Hitchcock
- Wednesday 8 November - Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger aka The Archers
- Wednesday 6 December - Stanley Kubrick
- Coming up in the new year: Derek Jarman, Agnes Varda, plus special guest speakers and experts
About Cinema Unbound: Powell and Pressburger season
We're celebrating the British film-making partnership of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, who made a series of influential films in the 1940s and 1950s, with their influence still being felt in cinema at large well into the 21st century. In our series this Autumn, see original Powell and Pressburger classics, learn about their craft in filmmaking workshops, and enjoy a selection of modern films which bear the hallmark of their impact on filmmaking beyond the pair's generation.
Screening as part of Cinema Unbound: The Creative Worlds of Powell + Pressburger, a UK-wide film season supported by National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network.
About Ben Newell
Ben Newell (pictured), is film historian and Teacher and has been a passionate cinephile since a child when his mother first introduced him to the films of Hitchcock, Kubrick and the kitchen sink dramas of '60s British Cinema. Ben has worked as a film festival supervisor and film programmer in a number of cinemas and festivals around the UK including the Edinburgh Film Festival, Glasgow School of Art and Lonsdale Cinema in Carlisle.
A resident of Hastings now for two years he relocated to the South coast to become a local primary school teacher where he shares his passion for film and culture with his pupils. He has been involved in the Electric Palace now for over a year as one of the screening supervisors and shares his thirst for the filmic form. 'Everything You Wanted to Know about...but were afraid to ask' is a new social film night that Ben will host every month at The Electric Palace to create a regular space for film fans to meet up in Hastings and discuss all things film!
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