Film Series

The Story of Film: An Odyssey

 
 
Aug 14—Sep 11, 2012
 
 
 
 
 
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Brimming with movie lore and more than 1,000 brilliantly juxtaposed clips, this 15-hour distillation of 115 years of cinema could only have been made by a cinephile as voracious as critic Mark Cousins, whose 2004 book of the same name won praise for its global and personal perspective on film history. This idiosyncratic valentine to the quintessential 20th-century art form champions both the glories of classic Hollywood and the lesser-known corners of the film universe, throwing the spotlight on some of Cousins’ favorite unsung auteurs and drawing surprising connections among far-flung film communities. Featuring interviews with a who’s who of contemporary masters (including Abbas Kiarostami, Wim Wenders, and Claire Denis), The Story of Film examines the nuts and bolts of film poetics while also maintaining a deep appreciation for the medium’s abiding mysteries.


 
PAST EVENTS
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The Story of Film: Episodes 1 & 2
 

Episodes 1 and 2 of Mark Cousins' valentine to cinema.

Tue, Aug 14, 2012
 
 
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The Story of Film: Episodes 3 & 4
 

Episodes 3 and 4 of Mark Cousins' valentine to cinema.

Mon, Aug 20, 2012
 
 
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The Story of Film: Episodes 5 & 6
 

Episodes 5 and 6 of Mark Cousins' valentine to cinema.

Tue, Aug 21, 2012
 
 
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The Story of Film: Episodes 7 & 8
 

Episodes 7 and 8 of Mark Cousins' valentine to cinema.

Tue, Aug 28, 2012
 
 
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The Story of Film: Episodes 9 & 10
 

Episodes 9 and 10 of Mark Cousins' valentine to cinema.

Wed, Aug 29, 2012
 
 
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The Story of Film: Episodes 11 & 12
 

Episodes 11 and 12 of Mark Cousins' valentine to cinema.

Tue, Sep 4, 2012
 
 
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The Story of Film: Episodes 13, 14 & 15
 

Episodes 13, 14, and 15 of Mark Cousins' valentine to cinema.

Tue, Sep 11, 2012