Director in Focus: Mark Cousins

Dir: Mark Cousins

In the Cinema

Treat yourself to a special cinema experience and enjoy documentaries on the big screen.

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Price: Peak: £9 (£7 concessions) | Off Peak: £5 | Q&A event price: £12.50 (£10 concessions)

This December join us for a special season spotlighting filmmaker, writer and producer Mark Cousins. Best known for his 15-hour 2011 documentary The Story of Film: An Odyssey, Cousins has made a varied collection of documentaries about the wonders of cinema, including Women Make Film (2018), The Story of Looking (2020) and many more.⁠

See his latest films on the big screen:

The Storms of Jeremy Thomas | From 6th Dec
In his thoughtful new documentary, the director Mark Cousins takes the legendary Oscar-winning producer Jeremy Thomas (The Last Emperor, The Dreamers) as his subject, accompanying Thomas on his annual road trip to the Cannes Film Festival. Over the course of their leisurely journey through the French countryside, the pair discuss the groundbreaking producer’s long-time collaborators, his preference for passionate cinema and much more.

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The Story of Film: A New Generation | From 17th Dec
Essential viewing for all film-lovers, Mark Cousins updates his monumental classic ‘The Story of Film’ to examine the most powerful moving images of the last decade. Spanning from 2010 to 2021, Cousins draws on a wealth of film clips to tell the evolving story of film in the digital age. Bringing his unmistakable and utterly unique sense of the landscape and language of film to bear, Cousins spins an epic and hopeful tale of cinematic innovation from around the globe as he helps to uncover new ways of seeing and being in our eclectic and voluminous digital age.

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Plus, there will be a selection of Mark Cousins-themed prizes up for grabs! (To be announced in the coming days).