The Story of Film: New Indpendents and the Digital Revolution

17 July
Location informationArc Cinema
Event costFree (bookings essential)

This episode looks at American and Australian cinema in the 1990s and the influence that the rise of digital filmmaking had on screen craft.

It examines the innovative effects work of Ridley Scott, James Cameron and Steven Spielberg; the groundbreaking CGI animated film Toy Story (1995); and the genre-defining The Blair Witch Project (1999). 

Also covered are works by Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Oliver Stone, Joel and Ethan Coen, Gus Van Sant and Paul Verhoeven as well as directors in New Zealand and Australia including Jane Campion and Baz Luhrmann. 

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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