If you love cinema and want to know more about it, look no further than The Avenue Club. Here is a film course for all those who love watching and reading about films, and who want to understand more about the history of the cinema. Where it all began to where it is now, from Pinewood to Hollywood, from France to Japan: key films, genres and film movements such as German expressionism, Italian neorealism, French and British new waves as well as old and new Hollywood.
Tuesday 21st November – The Red Shoes – (1946 Powell & Pressburger)
Tuesday 28th November – A Matter of Life & Death – (1946 Powell & Pressburger) PLEASE NOTE THIS FILM CLUB HAS BEEN CANCELLED AND WE WILL REARRANGE A TIME TO SHOW THIS FILM.
Tuesday 5th December – A Canterbury Tale – (1946 Powell & Pressburger)
Tuesday 12th December – Scrooge – (1951 Brian Desmond Hurst)
About the instructor
John Wischmeyer teaches courses on cinema at City Literary Institute in Covent Garden and at the BFI South Bank. He ran his own cinema in West London, treating it as part of the community and showing new and independent work where possible. He has been teaching since 1999. His first course was about Hitchcock’s centenary year. He continues to teach on a wide variety of subjects including Southern Gothic, Contemporary and Current Cinema, Film Noir and Neorealism, Masters of Cinema (David Lynch, Martin Scorsese, the Coen Brothers) and French New Wave.