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Centre for Screen Studies

The Centre for Screen Studies is a research centre within the Drama discipline area of the School of Arts, Histories and Cultures at the University of Manchester. Its interests range across a wide field from Hollywood, Bollywood and Nollywood to the history of social documentary. The Director is Alan Marcus, co-chair of the RAI Festival Committee.

Since 2002, the Centre for Screen Studies has collaborated with the Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology in the organisation of a series of Visual Dialogues, generally twice per semester, with leading documentary and feature film practitioners. Amongst those who have been interviewed are Michael Grigsby, Ricky Leacock, John Marshall, Leslie Woodhead, Adrian & David Malone, Paul Watson, Penny Woolcock, Tia Lessin and Carl Deal (producers of Fahrenheit 9/11), Kim Longinotto, Jane Treays, Hugh Brody and Michael Eaton. Most recently, Alan Marcus himself and Richard Werbner, Emeritus Professor of the Granada Centre have been the guests of the Visual Dialogues series.

For further details please visit the Centre for Screen Studies website


From the Making of an Englishman to the Last King of Scotland

Kevin MacDonald In Conversation

Opening Night - Wed 27 June

Castaways Projects

On Sunday 1st of July, the author Caryl Phillips will do a reading and take part in a lunchtime discussion with anthropologist Steven Feld and the artist Virginia Ryan, about their exhibition 'Castaways' which is being staged at the Whitworth art gallery. Read more

Film Festival Programme!

The Film Festival programme is now available online! Visit the programme page for details!

Beyond Text Conference

Conference Programme and Timetable Now Online! Visit the conference page for details!

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