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Monday, 8 April 2019, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Museum of London

London Belongs to Us: Street-Life and New Wave British Cinema of the 1960s

Professor Ian Christie FBA

Location shooting was a feature of ‘new wave’ film around the world in the 1960s. In Britain, it meant that British filmmakers broke out of the studio to find new subjects among the young, fashionable and disadvantaged, seen in their natural habitats – not only in the North and Midlands, but in unfamiliar parts of London.

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Professor Christie is former Visiting Professor in the History of Film and Media at Gresham College. He is a renowned British film scholar and currently Professor of Film and Media History at Birkbeck, University of London and a Fellow of the British Academy. 

He has researched and published on many aspects of film history, including Eisenstein and Russian cinema, Powell and Pressburger, Gilliam and Scorsese, and is a regular broadcaster on cinema. 

He has also worked on many exhibitions, including Spellbound (Hayward, 1996), Modernism (V&A, 2006) and Revolution: Russian Art 1917-32 (Royal Academy, 2017). 

His exhibition, Animatograph!, will be at London Metropolitan Archives during September-October 2019, and his monograph Robert Paul and the Origins of British Cinema (Chicago University Press) will appear later this year. 

Professor Christie's lecture series are as follows:

2020/21 Exploding the Film Canon

2019/20 The Worlds of Powell and Pressburger

2018/19 Screening London

2017/18 Living Through a Media Revolution

All lectures by the Visiting Professor in the History of Film and Media can be accessed here.

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