Director's Cut - Mark Cousins: Telling the Story of Film
An 'in-conversation' discussion with Mark Cousins an award-winning filmmaker, author, and curator.
Join us for this special Director's Cut event where Mark Cousins will share the story of his passion for film and how it has informed his extraordinary career.
Born in Northern Ireland and based in Edinburgh, Cousins has collaborated with Tilda Swinton, Jarvis Cocker, and Irvine Welsh and led film festivals and organized screening series throughout the UK and around the world. He is a filmmaker of amazing versatility, having, in the last few years alone, directed 'A Story of Children and Film', the cinematic city-symphony, 'I am Belfast', and, most recently, collaborated with the band Mogwai for 'Atomic', an essay-film marking the seventieth anniversary of the dropping of the first atomic bomb.
Mark is probably best known for the epic 'The Story of Film', a book and fifteen-part documentary re-telling the history of over a century’s worth of cinema and featuring conversations between Cousins and such film luminaries as Stanley Donen, Bernardo Bertolucci, and Lars von Trier.
The event will be followed by refreshments in the James MacKay Hall in the Kings College Conference Centre.