23 November 2017
£7 per person per film. Concessions £5
Doors open 18.30, programme begins 19.00

Awarded a Distinction for the Film Discovery Award and Commendation for the Best Film Programme at the Cinema For All 2017 Film Society of the Year Awards!

Join us for a season of powerful films exploring the challenges of the childhood experience, inspired by enduring themes of Michael Morpurgo’s writing. Followed by panel discussions with leading academics, film critics and health professionals.

Film Season

 

Spirit of the Beehive (1973) by Victor Erice
Thursday 23 November

“One of the most beautiful and arresting films ever made in Spain, or anywhere” The Guardian

In this bewitching portrait of a child’s inner life in post Civil War Spain, six-year-old Ana attends a traveling movie screening of Frankenstein and becomes obsessed by the memory of it.

The film screening will be followed by a panel discussion between the following academics and critics:
Helen Graham, author of The Spanish Civil War: A Very Short Introduction and Professor of Spanish History, Royal Holloway University of London
Isabel Paz, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
Sarah Wright, author of The Child in Spanish Cinema and Reader in Hispanic Studies, Royal Holloway University of London

Chaired by Dr Robin Basu Roy, Clinical Lecturer in Paediatrics, University of Oxford

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Tickets will be available on the door for tonight’s event.

 

This season’s previous screenings:

Ratcatcher (1999) by Lynne Ramsay
Thursday 28 September

“A must-see: a wonderful film from a brilliant director.” The Guardian

The debut film from the director of We Need To Talk About Kevin, Ratcatcher explores a young boy’s troubled childhood on a housing estate in Glasgow during the national garbage strike of the 1970s.

The film screening will be followed by a panel discussion between the following academics and critics:
Olu Alake, The End Child Poverty Coalition
Sandra Hebron, Head of Screen Arts at National Film and Television School and former Artistic Director of London Film Festival
Roslyn Law, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families

Chaired by Dr Robin Basu Roy, Clinical Lecturer in Paediatrics, University of Oxford

 

Whistle Down the Wind (1961) by Bryan Forbes
Thursday 26 October

“A small miracle of comedy and pathos…a sheer delight” The Telegraph

A portrait of childhood innocence where three Lancashire children find a murderer on the run in their barn and believe that he is Jesus Christ.

The film screening will be followed by a panel discussion between the following academics and critics:
Steve Baker, Association of Child Psychotherapists
Mark Glancy, Reader in Film History, Queen Mary University of London
Bonnie Evans, Wellcome Trust Postdoctoral Fellow, History Department, Queen Mary University of London

Chaired by Dr Robin Basu Roy, Clinical Lecturer in Paediatrics, University of Oxford