Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker comes to Cambridge

09 May 2017

Hailed as “one of the most important artists in any medium”, the award-winning and Oscar-nominated Italian documentary filmmaker Gianfranco Rosi is coming to Cambridge this month as filmmaker-in-residence at Cambridge University’s Centre for Film and Screen.

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Questions of life and death

04 Nov 2016

An ambitious seminar series began last week with a discussion of a remarkable documentary. Filmed in a pioneering hospice, The Time to Die addresses a subject that remains taboo for many. Joining the conversation are health professionals, medical students and members of the public, as well as those interested in film and ethics. The series continues on 9 November 2016.

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Grand designs: the role of the house in American film

27 May 2016

It’s black and white, silent and just short of ten minutes in length. But D.W. Griffith’s 1909 classic The Lonely Villa inspired Dr John David Rhodes, Director of Cambridge’s new Centre for Film and Screen, to look at the role and meaning of the house in American cinema.

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How real is the science in Star Wars?

18 Dec 2015

The anticipation is over: The Force Awakens is with us. To a self-confessed geek like Karen Yu from the Institute for Manufacturing, this is like all of her Christmases coming at once. It also raises some very important questions: what is the Force, how do you make a lightsaber – and does the new film finally put to rest the ghost of The Phantom Menace?

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Bringing Ukraine to the screen

06 Nov 2015

Over the past eight years, the University of Cambridge has become Britain’s pre-eminent showcase for documentary and feature films from and about Ukraine. 

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A glimpse of India

26 Oct 2015

Kevin Greenbank, archivist at the Centre of South Asian Studies, explores the ways in which the home movie offers fascinating insights into the lives of those in front of, and behind, the camera – as rare footage of a 1935 Raj picnic shows.

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70 years of Cambridge at the Oscars

24 Feb 2015

As Eddie Redmayne brings home an Academy Award for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in the film Theory of Everything we've started to check the shelves for other Oscars won by Cambridge Alumni.

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Curating Cambridge: Kettle's Yard autumn season

17 Sep 2014

This autumn Kettle’s Yard hosts four varied and inspiring exhibitions  - Nina Pope & Karen Guthrie take over the main gallery with the first major survey of their work, Issam Kourbaj installs his moving piece Unearthed (In Memoriam) in St Peter's Church next to Kettle's Yard, Gwen Raverat's wood engravings are on display in a room in the house, and for one week only an exhibition of photographs by Katherine Green and the North Cambridge Girls Group takes place in the Learning Studio.

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The forgotten and the buried

25 Feb 2014

A new film exploring a dark chapter of Norwegian Second World War history will be screened at Churchill College on Wednesday evening (6pm).

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