Date: Thursday 20th November 2014
Time: 5:30 – 7:00pm
Venue: University of Wolverhampton
Edge Hill University’s Professor of Film and Television, Roger Shannon, will speak at a public lecture at the University of Wolverhampton in November on ‘the Place of British Film’.
The lecture will explore Roger’s take on the lifeblood of independent cinema in the UK.
Roger said: “What seems to me to be the lifeblood of UK independent film and the vitality that international audiences want to be transfused with are films with the slightest of ties to the capital. These are films that offer visually and creatively a sense of place, a regional viewpoint, and a take on a social world which is unfamiliar…By regional viewpoint I don’t mean a naive or narrow re-working of provincial, non-metropolitan life; I mean, where a filmmaker creates with a sense of place and takes us into a world, that on the surface we may think we know, but ultimately it’s a new journey for us into a world that in the end we don’t know….”
Professor Roger Shannon teaches Film and Television at Edge Hill and specialises in UK film policy and Independent Film. His published work in this area has been presented papers at internal, national and international conferences and his productions have won awards at International Film Festivals such as Cannes, Toronto, Sundance, Edinburgh and Berlin.
‘The Place of British Film’ is free to attend and will be held on Thursday 20 November 2014 from 5:30pm-7:00pm at the University of Wolverhampton.
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