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On Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd February, Open City Docs and UCL will play host to a weekend of free lectures and screenings exploring documentary film history.

The programme of speakers includes key figures in different fields of documentary film-making, including academia and theory – Brian Winston (editor, BFI’s ‘The Documentary Film Book’), film festival programming – Hussain Currimbhoy (Director of Programming, Sheffield Doc/Fest), directing – Jerry Rothwell (director, ‘Town of Runners’) and others.





10.45am -1pm Lecture – Brian Winston: What is Documentary?

1-2pm Lunch break

2pm-4pm Lecture – Hussain Currimbhoy: Japanese Documentary

4pm Break

4.30pm-6.45pm Screening – Paddy Wivell (series director, ‘Bedlam’) presents ‘American Movie’ by Chris Smith, followed by discussion.



10.45am-1pm Screening – Jerry Rothwell presents ‘The Thin Blue Line’ by Errol Morris, followed by discussion

1-2pm Lunch break

2pm-4pm Lecture – Patricia Holland: War and Documentary

4pm Break

4.30pm-6.30pm Screening – Tony Dowmunt (Goldsmiths College, London) presents ‘The First Movie’ by Mark Cousins, followed by discussion.

Please email olivia.courses@opencitylondon.com to book a place.


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