Disclaimer, the Smoke Screen editor has been known to teach the odd film theory and history series at Hackney Picturehouse. The HPH isn't just a cinema, it has space for an education centre on the 1st floor, where there are always multi-week film courses running.
Coming up is a particularly intriguing-sounding course, taught by John Digance; FROM BERLIN TO HOLLYWOOD - starting Tue 13 Oct.
The series explores that group of young film makers, including Billy Wilder, Fred Zinneman, Robert Siodmak and Edgar Ulmer who fled the Nazis in the 1930s to establish careers in the US and elsewere, together with other émigrés from Europe. They brought ideas and styles which would fundamentally change and enrich Hollywood production. Billy Wilder alone directed Double Indemnity, Sunset Boulevard and Some Like it Hot.
This course will take place over six two and a half hour sessions, and include introductions, screenings and discussion. BUY TICKETS FOR FULL COURSE.