The Story of Film: Cinema today and the future

27 November
Location informationArc Cinema
Event costFree (bookings essential)

This episode looks at film in the 2000s and considers innovations that are driving film into the future.

It covers the work of documentary filmmakers like Michael Moore, Nicolas Philibert, Douglas Gordon and Philippe Parreno, and filmmakers inspired by documentaries and realism including Paul Greengrass and Andrew Dominik. 

It also looks at contemporary film around the world including from Turkey (Nuri Bilge Ceylan), Romania (Cristi Puiu), Argentina (Lucrecia Martel), Mexico (Carlos Reygadas), Korea (Lee Chang-Dong, Bong Joon-ho, Park Chan-wook), the US (David Lynch, Darren Aronofsky), Thailand (Apichatpong Weerasethakul) and Russia (Alexander Sokurov). 

An epilogue considers the future of filmmaking looking at Christopher Nolan's Inception (2010) and Michel Gondry's Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004).

About The Story of Film  

The Story of Film: An Odyssey is a British documentary film series about the history of cinema, presented in 15 x 1-hour chapters. Adapted from his book, Northern Irish critic and filmmaker Mark Cousins narrates with infectious passion, selecting original film clips best seen on the big screen.  

Each month, we screen one episode from the series, accompanied by some of the films he analyses. Whether you think you know it all, or want to learn more, The Story of Film: An Odyssey is a journey for everyone who loves cinema!  

'It's wildly ambitious, often extremely good, occasionally maddening, and always stimulating’ – Boston Globe

‘One of the most staggeringly comprehensive cinematic histories ever told’ – Ultra Culture  



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