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The History of Cinema

A Journey Through the Reels

October 1 @ 7:45 pm 10:00 pm

Session led by Paul Dryland

Exploring the History of Cinema

Delve into the fascinating history of cinema at our special club night, dedicated to uncovering the origins, key moments, and technological revolutions that have shaped the world of film as we know it.

Join us for an enlightening evening where the past and future of cinema collide.

History of Cinema

Why Attend?

  • Uncover the Origins: Discover how the history of cinema began with simple motion devices and evolved into the complex art form it is today. From the magic of the Lumière brothers’ first public film screening to the birth of blockbuster culture, embark on a journey through the pivotal moments that defined cinematic history.
  • Key Moments in Cinema: Explore the milestones that have significantly impacted the film industry. Delve into the groundbreaking films, the emergence of global cinema movements, and the iconic figures who have left an indelible mark on the art of filmmaking.
  • Technological Evolution: Witness how technological advancements have continuously transformed storytelling techniques, from silent films to talkies, from black and white to colour, and from analogue to digital. Understand how each leap has expanded the horizons of what’s possible in cinema.
  • Futuristic Glimpse: Peek into how current and emerging technologies like VR, AR, and AI are set to redefine our cinematic experiences, pushing the boundaries of creativity and immersive storytelling.

Interactive Sessions:

Engage with fellow cinephiles in discussions about how cinema has influenced societal trends, cultural movements, and even the way we perceive the world around us. Share your thoughts on what the future holds for cinema and how it continues to inspire, entertain, and provoke thought.

Who Should Join?

This club night is perfect for anyone with a passion for the history of cinema, from those just starting their cinematic journey to seasoned aficionados. If you’ve ever marvelled at a film’s ability to transport you to another time and place, wondered about the origins of your favourite cinematic techniques, or been curious about what the future holds for film, this evening is for you.

Don’t Miss This Cinematic Time Travel!

Prepare to be captivated by the stories, innovations, and visionary individuals who have made cinema the mesmerising art form it is today. Whether you’re a film student, a budding filmmaker, or simply a lover of cinema, this night promises to enrich your understanding and appreciation of film. If this interests you you might also want to check out all of our other events.

Join us for an unforgettable exploration of cinema’s past, present, and future. Let’s celebrate the magic of movies together!

£5 for members £8 for non-members

John Dodds

Sutton FilmMakers Club – Parochial Rooms

42 The Broadway
Cheam, Surrey SM3 8BL United Kingdom
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Member Benefits

Development of skills

Help and support members

Interesting workshops

Networking with other members

Community Services

Helping not-for-profit organisations

Helping new filmmakers

Offering advice on filmmaking to local businesses and organisations

Contact us here

Sutton Filmmakers
Parochial Rooms,
42 The Broadway,
Cheam, Surrey,
SM3 8BL,
United Kingdom