Errol Flynn Filmhouse welcomes University of Northampton students

Students on the Film and Screen Studies B.A. at the University of Northampton now have the exciting opportunity to study in a working independent cinema, due to a collaboration with the Errol Flynn Filmhouse. Students who take the Film Analysis module will experience a range of lectures and screenings here at the cinema.

Film Analysis examines a fascinating selection of film texts drawn from different genres, stylistic traditions, and historical periods, introducing students to a range of filmmaking practices and interpretive approaches. The first screening of the year was the 2001 rom-com Legally Blonde, which the class will be analysing in terms of gender representations in popular film. The staff of the Film and Screen Studies department commented: “This is an exciting chance for students, enabling them to study films within the environment of their reception, while also providing them with an invaluable insight into industry practices, such as programming”. In addition to studying in the Filmhouse, students will be encouraged to consider the challenges surrounding film exhibition and curation, planning their own film seasons as part of the innovative module.

The ‘seminars in the cinema’ are the latest in a series of collaborations between the Film and Screen Studies department and the Errol Flynn Filmhouse, including a popular monthly Cult Club Night programme, in which classic films are screened, complemented by lectures, activities, and Q and A discussions with industry professionals.

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