new space to engage with issues in contemporary moving image culture
In a time when
much UK public funding is spent on creating a sustainable film industry
rather than film culture, discussion of film is often limited to reviews
of new releases and the support of the commercial sector. It seems in
Britain today we've lost the facility of talking about film as an artform.
at The Cinema of Ideas, we want to change this by providing an open space
for the discussion of contemporary British film culture. This is a vital
space to reflect on cinema's heritage, and explore how cinema both reflects
and shapes the culture and time in which we live. We aim to engage with
how current cross-art platforms inform new developments in practice.
The Cinema of Ideas is be a regular physical and cultural space encouraging
debate through the exchange of ideas in an open forum. Public events are
free, open to all and will be made available to download as podcasts for
those who cannot physically
To read more about the history and thinking behind The Cinema of Ideas
article from Vertigo magazine.