CREATIVE NETWORKS - The way we’re living, the films of Marc Isaacs

Posted on 8 April 2013

THURSDAY 25 APRIL 2013, 5.45PM UNTIL 8.45PM

BIRMINGHAM CITY UNIVERSITY, MILLENNIUM POINT, CURZON STREET, BIRMINGHAM B4 7XG

Since 2001 Marc Isaacs has made more than ten creative documentaries for the BBC and Channel 4. His films have won Grierson, Royal Television Society and BAFTA awards as well as numerous international film festival prizes.

“Isaacs has an astounding gift for getting people to open up to him and he uses film the way a skilled artist uses paint. The result is beautiful, heartbreaking and profoundly humane.” Times Online

The Road: A Story of Life and Death is Marc’s new film currently on release nationwide. The road in question is the A5, the 300-mile Roman legacy connecting Holyhead to Marble Arch. Marc installed his camera at various points to record its many travellers, weaving together numerous poignant stories of loss and the search for belonging, into a tapestry of human experience. It’s a film that forces us to recognise the struggles and preoccupations of its characters as our own.

As proposed by his 2001 documentary Lift which sought out characters in a tower block, Marc may be British cinema’s pre-eminent people person, locating strangeness, melancholy and joy in the urban landscape, and those who inhabit it. He is a guest lecturer at the London Film School, the National Film and Television School and Royal Holloway University. Please visit www.marcisaacsfilms.com

Join us for this Master class to hear Marc talk about his approach to making documentaries. See clips from his films and ask questions. Creative Networks brings together all parties involved in screen and sound media in the West Midlands, promoting both successful business development and collaboration. To join us for this FREE event, please email creative.networks@bcu.ac.uk or call 0121 331 5400. Alternatively, register online at our website www.creativenetworksonline.com

INCLUDING THE MUSIC NETWORK 4PM UNTIL 5.30PM – WWW.BIRMINGHAMMUSICNETWORK.COM
AND BIRMINGHAM SCREEN IMAGE NETWORK 4PM UNTIL 5.30PM – WWW.BSIN.CO.UK

CREATIVE NETWORKS - The way we’re living, the films of Marc Isaacs