SFS: A Story of Children and Film

Shipley Film Society

Bringing great cinema to our little corner of Yorkshire
A Story of Children and Film
Certificate: PG
Friday 9th December 2016, 7.30pm
Admission: £4.00 adults, £3 unwaged
A Story of Children and Film (Mark Cousins, UK, 2013)

Laura and Ben play in an Edinburgh room. At first they are shy, then they get stroppy, then show off, then tell stories, then wreck the toy that they're playing with.

While they stay in their room, A Story of Children and Film travels the world. It’s a journey through world cinema, in which we see how great films from 25 countries - classics and rarities - have depicted shyness, stropiness, storytelling, adventure, surrealism, doggedness and violence in childhood.

“Mark Cousins's personal cine-essay about children on film is entirely distinctive, sometimes eccentric, always brilliant: a mosaic of clips, images and moments chosen with flair and grace, both from familiar sources and from the neglected riches of cinema around the world.”
The Guardian

“Something about Mark Cousins's feyly magisterial presenting style fits the material like a glove in his new documentary - it may be the best thing he's ever done.”
Daily Telegragh

“At the very least, you'll walk away from A Story of Children and Film with an additional 50 or so movies to add to your watch list.”
The List

A bar will be open serving wines, beers, soft drinks and cake.

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