21st March 2001

 

EXPRESSIONIST FILM EXPLORED AT HULL SCREEN

 

Hull Screen opens its doors tomorrow (Thursday 22nd March) for two films in the season ‘From the Shadows - Expressionist Cinema in the Silent Era’, running in collaboration with the Hull School of Art and Design.

 

The season, which began in February, presents a rare opportunity to experience a broad range of films from a classic period which has inspired genres such as film noir.

 

‘Life and Death of a Hollywood Extra’ (1928, dir: Robert Florey) is a silent American film which presents a satire on the star system which dominated popular cinema in the 1920s. 

 

The second film ‘A Page of Madness’ (1926, dir: Teinosuke Kinugasa) is a film of dreams, fantasy and madness where an old man attempts to rescue his wife from an asylum. The film is expressed through the eyes of disturbed characters using collage and mobile cameras.

 

“Expressionist film uses a particular sense of visuality through the use of imaginative set and costume design, chiaroscuro lighting and stylised acting, commented Rob Gawthrop, head of Fine Art, at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside.

 

The screening begins at 7.30pm.  For more details about the season contact Hull Screen in Albion Street on 01482 327600.

 

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For more information contact: Caroline Hardiman, Press and Media Relations Assistant, University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

 

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