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Mon. 19th Feb 2024
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Screen Britain

Screen Britain

Starts: 6 p.m.
Talk / Seminar   £6.13

To celebrate the release of Screen Britain, Film East is hosting a unique film criticism event at Norwich’s SOUNDYARD. The event will be presented by the book’s editor, Shelby Cooke, and will include a visual reading from the anthology on Charlotte Wells’ Oscar-nominated film Aftersun, followed by an episode screening of the BBC hit This County. The event will take place on Monday 19 February at 18:00, with tickets costing £5 for general admission or £2.50 for students. The event will take place at 132 Magdalen St in Norwich (NR3 1JD).

Combining the diverse voices of fifteen critics, filmmakers and creatives, Film East's fourth film criticism anthology, Screen Britain, journeys through historical and contemporary British visual media to explore national identity through the cinematic lens. This book’s twenty original articles — written in a relaxed style to entertain all types of film fans — analyse over thirty-five UK-made films and television programmes, including classics like Doctor Who and James Bond, as well as modern masterpieces like The Souvenir and Aftersun. Also included in this anthology is a curated collection of sixteen films and TV shows that take readers on a road trip around the UK, focusing on works shot or set in regions throughout England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland that are less represented on screen.

Shelby Cooke will be reading her article from the book, titled ‘Recorded Memories: Reliving the Past in Charlotte Wells’ Aftersun,’ accompanied by clips from the film to provide context. It is recommended to watch the film in advance of the event. Following the reading, Film East will screen an episode from the BBC Three TV show, This County — one of the works from Screen Britain’s curated collection. They will show episode six, ‘GNVQ,’ from the show’s first season to audiences.

Event attendees are invited to preorder their copy of Screen Britain for pick up at the event. Use code 'Aftersun' at checkout to avoid shipping fees. Alternatively, attendees will have the opportunity to purchase a copy of the book following the talk.