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City, Essay, Film

City, Essay, Film is a series of discussions and screenings hosted by UCL Urban Laboratory to examine the concept and practice of the ‘urban essay film’.

Bringing together filmmakers, researchers, and critics, this one-day symposium will consider the interstices of literary, cinematic and urban culture through the lenses of pioneering film essayists and a new generation of artists producing experimental documentary works as polemic and critique on the city.

A programme will be released in May on the UCL Urban Laboratory website.

City, Essay, Film will continue throughout June and July with a series of screenings at Bertha DocHouse, Curzon Bloomsbury. A launch evening will take place on Thursday 6 June. Tickets for these screenings will be made available separately.

This event is curated by David Anderson and Jordan Rowe, and is financially supported by the UCL Faculty of Arts & Humanities.

07 June 2019

10:30 -17:30

Admission: FREE

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Image: 'The Solitary Life of Cranes' (dir. Eva Weber, 2008)


University College London

Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre Wilkins Building (South Junction) Gower Street WC1E 6BT


Enter through UCL's main quad and enter doors to the far right of the portico to reach a stairwell. The lecture theatre is on the second floor

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