At this time when we can't travel, when we're contained in our homes due to the pandemic, we’re fortunate that we can turn to cinema to rediscover that we aren't wholly alone. But how does cinema have the power to transport us? Join filmmaker and writer Mark Cousins in a 40 day journey exploring how we think about our passion for cinema and aspects of moviemaking including style, ideas, emotions, practical things, and fun things. We'll explore the universal language of cinema, viewing works that cross artistic and cultural boundaries. What better way to spend this time indoors?

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Mark Cousins is an Irish-Scottish director and writer. His films – including THE FIRST MOVIE, THE STORY OF FILM: AN ODYSSEY, WHAT IS THIS FILM CALLED LOVE?, LIFE MAY BE, A STORY OF CHILDREN AND FILM, ATOMIC, STOCKHOLM MY LOVE and THE EYES OF ORSON WELLES – have premiered in Cannes, Berlin, Sundance, and Venice film festivals and have won the Prix Italia, a Peabody, the Stanley Kubrick Award and other prizes. He has filmed in Iraq, Sarajevo during the siege, Iran, across Asia and in America in Europe. He has honorary doctorates from the Universities of Edinburgh and Stirling. more...

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