Cinema Culture

‘But why, oh why, must such praise be sung in cinema?’: The Sunday Evening War Time Meetings, 1939 – 1944

Throughout the years of the Second World War, the tight bonds between two of St Andrews prominent institutions, cinema and church, surfaced strongly.

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An Education on Eisenstein

An Education on Eisenstein

Utilising the academic setting and mode of address, St Andrews Film Society made a significant attempt to edify their members with the work of Eisenstein in February 1953 when they invited “personal friend and biography author” Miss Marie Seton to present a special lecture.

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‘Religion and Life’ Week held at the New Picture House

In November 1945, clergymen, educators and University students gather at the NPH as part of 'Religion and Life' week.

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Establishment of the Department of Film Studies

The University of St Andrews establishes a Department of Film Studies

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The BFI Summer School comes to St Andrews

The BFI Summer School comes to St Andrews

The University hosts the BFI Summer School from 19th August to 2nd September.

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The Dundee and St Andrews Film Society

The Dundee and St Andrews Film Society

Founded in October 1935 with an initial intake of 250 members, the Dundee and St. Andrews Film Society would quickly establish itself as one of the foremost film societies in Scotland.

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