The Story of Film: New Directors, New Form

30 January
Location informationArc Cinema
Event costFREE

This episode examines world cinema between 1965 and 1969 when cinematic New Waves swept the world and gave rise to a whole new generation of filmmakers.   

It tours the world of new directors from Europe to Asia to South America and considers the growing movement of innovative filmmakers influenced by the culture of the late 1960s. 

Directors featured in this episode include Roman Polanski, Ken Loach, Richard Lester and Sergio Leone.  

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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