People on Sunday

We’re back after Easter with a new film screening. This time Laurence Carr (Centre for World Cinemas and Digital Cultures, University of Leeds) will present People on Sunday (Germany, 1930) – a collaboration between future star filmmakers Robert Siodmak, Edgar G. Ulmer, Billy Wilder and Fred Zinneman. The screening will take place at 5:00-8:00 pm, on Wednesday the 25th of April, at Botany House, University of Leeds (13-15 Beech Grove Terrace, LS2 9JS).

Film synopsis

People on Sunday is an effervescent, sunlit silent film about a handful of city dwellers enjoying a weekend outing. Following the lives of this group of residents, the film offers a rare glimpse of Weimar-era Berlin. For its unique hybrid of documentary and fictional storytelling, People on Sunday was both an experiment and a mainstream hit that would influence generations of film artists around the world.

– taken from The Criterion Collection website

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Photos from our Film Aesthetics workshop

Thank you to everyone who attended our last event of the (academic) year, Film Aesthetics: Bowie, Berkeley, Beckett.

Below you can find a few photos from the event:

We’d also like to thank all of those who participated in the film club over the last six months – it wouldn’t have existed without you!

We’ll be back in September with a very special screening to kick off the next academic year. Watch this space!

Film Aesthetics Workshop: Bowie, Berkeley, Beckett

Since it is our last event of the year, we’ve decided to do something special.

Join us in the LHRI from 5pm on the 21st of June for a screening of Samuel Beckett’s Film (1965) and a workshop on David Bowie, Bishop Berkely, Buster Keaton and, of course, Samuel Beckett.



Speakers will include Diane Morgan (Lecturer, School of Fine Art, History and Cultural Studies), Jivitesh Vashist (PhD researcher, School of English) and Laurence Carr (PGR, Centre for World Cinemas and Digital Cultures).

The event will be followed by a wine reception.

Workshop programme:

5pm Arrival and introductory comments

5:15pm Jivitesh Vashisht, Beckett, Berkeley and the Silent Film

5:30pm Screening of Samuel Beckett’s Film (Alan Schneider, 1965)

6pm Diane Morgan, Mortality, Materiality and Modernist
Aesthetics: Beckett, Tarr and Bowie

6:20pm Laurence Carr, Buster Keaton’s Silent Film Career: An
Examination of the role of sound in Film (1965)

6:35pm Roundtable and discussion

7pm Wine reception

This event is funded by the Centre for World Cinemas and Digital Cultures and the AHRC OWRI fund.

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