Academics from Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Sheffield have joined forces to present a summer season of online film talks to keep Sheffield’s film community connected.
The talks aim to engage with audiences who miss listening, learning, and talking about film while the city’s independent cinema the Showroom is closed.
The Showroom Summer Season launched at the beginning of July and has seen a different speaker’s circle the cinematic globe by delving into a distinct area of cinema with a unique 45-minute talk and discussion.
The talks are free and take place on Zoom every Wednesday at 7pm. Each session operates on a ‘Donate As You Feel’ access with all money raised going towards the Showroom Cinema – a registered charity. So far, the talks have received a large amount of support, with nearly 150 people registering for the first event.
The sessions visit France on 5 August as Dr. Chris Hall offers insights into Georges Perec’s Un Homme Qui Dort. A black and white Parisian film that traces the descent of one man from mere boredom through alienation into terror.
And on 12 August, Dr. Sheldon Hall will explore the Gaumont Cinema in Sheffield, which was once the largest first-run cinema in the city.
Tickets are free and available through Showroom Workstation’s Eventbrite page along with links and information on how to watch the films being discussed.