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31st May 2016: Terence Sawyers presents About Film; Buster Keaton’s Sherlock Jr plus Un Chien Andalou

Come along to the Brass Monkey on Drummond Street on Tuesday 31st May between 18:30 and 21:30 for the third in a series of About Film nights where we watch a film and then discuss it afterwards…

Buster Keaton

About Film is a free monthly film night, we show a film and then have a group discussion afterwards. Everyone is invited to participate and no prior knowledge is required. It is not necessary to ‘book’ a place as the event will be open to all, but committing to coming will give us a heads-up about numbers.

 

At the May About Film we will show a double bill from silent cinema; Buster Keaton’s Sherlock Jr. (1924) and Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí’s Un Chien Andalou (1929).

 

 

The Discussion: Expressionism

After the film we’ll discuss Expressionism in film. Expressionism emerged as an avant-garde style in the early twentieth century. It was popular during the Weimar Republic and the style extended to a wide range of the arts, including painting, dance, literature, theatre, and  film. German cinema came to be known for its Expressionist style producing classics such as Fritz Lang’s Metropolis (1927) and F. W. Murnau’s Nosferatu.

The term “expressionist” is also used to refer to stylistic devices thought to resemble those of German Expressionism, such as Film Noir cinematography or the style of several of the films of Ingmar Bergman. We will be discussing what the term means and how we found it in

 

The venue: Brass Monkey, Drummond Street

The Brass Monkey is a venue that loves cinema, with film posters adorning the walls and a cinema room in the back. There is no entrance fee and the bar is well supplied with liquor, hot drinks and snacks (including sandwiches). There is no wheelchair access, sorry. If anyone has any concerns about access or facilities don’t hesitate to get in touch and we can give some advice.

The cinema room has a small number of hardback chairs but is mostly filled with large sofas, ideal for lounging. We will provide some popcorn, and you can bring along your own snacks, but no hot food.

I hope to see you there.

Terence Sawyers

 

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