Dinosaurs, Sharks and Sex: Film Courses at Hackney Picturehouse

FROM JAWS TO PROMETHEUS - The Rise and Rise of the Modern Movie Blockbuster

Every Monday for 6 weeks, 7.00 - 9.00, Monday 11 June - Monday 16 July

Using extracts and full-length screenings of some of the most popular and successful movies of the past four decades, film tutor Steve Pinhay leads this six-week course examining the ways in which the business, language and landscape of cinema have been changed forever by the emphasis on blockbuster releases. 

£70 / £65 concessions / £60 Members (including tickets to two feature films as part of the course)


Saturday 23 June, 10.30 - 6.00

Enter the world of dinosaurs on screen with palaeontologist Dr Dave Hone to explore the science and the special effects. Covering an introduction to palaeontology, early developments in dinosaur science, dinosaurs in popular culture, B-movies, stop-motion animation, CGI, and new research and discoveries in palaeontology, this course will be truly dino-tastic!  As well as clips and discussion, there will be a screening of the fabulous monster movie KING KONG (1933), and for anyone who wants a thrill to round off the day, an evening screening of JURASSIC PARK. 

£45 / £40 concessions / £35 Members, including the screening of KING KONG at 1.00. 

JURASSIC PARK (at 6.00) will be £5 for anyone on the course (usual prices £10 / £9 / £8).

LET'S TALK ABOUT SEX (ON SCREEN) - British Board of Film Classification

Thursday 28 June, 7.00 - 9.00

A revealing look at how we treat sex and sex references, and how it has changed over time from the early days of cinema to the Hays code to the present day, led by a BBFC examiner.

£10 / £9 concessions / £8 Members

Tickets are on sale now and there are very limited places, so book now to avoid disappointment!

For more information please contact the Picturehouse Education Team:

Leah Byrne at [email protected] / 07918 745 267

Elinor Walpole at [email protected] / 07967 047 401

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