Autumn 2021 is a bumper season for new genre films. We have Dune (Sci-Fi), Annette (musical), Censor (horror) and No Time To Die (action).
But how do these genres - most of which are as old as cinema itself - still manage to keep us interested? And what does our continued interest in them, tell us about audiences?
Join us for Genre Uncovered, a short journey through the history of film, where we look at how some of cinema’s key genres have come to shape our understanding and experience of film.
Using new releases as a starting point for discussion, we’ll look at the styles and conventions of four key areas – action, musicals, horror, sci-fi – using example films from around the world to explore how these genres have evolved over the years.
This course is for beginners interested in finding out more about film in the company of others. It would also be suitable for students studying A-Level Film Studies.
When: Wednesdays 18.00-20.00 from 3 November to 8 December
Where: the course will be delivered in person at Tyneside Cinema, and we will be working with a small group (no more than 12) to make sure everyone is safe and comfortable. If the wider public health situation changes, the course will move online.
Cost: £80 full-price £70 Friends discount/concessions (Please bring membership/proof on the first day of the course)