Film Studies, in collaboration with the Arts and Humanities Research Institute, is ending this semester on a high note with a Q&A with the independent filmmaker Simon Rumley. The event will take place on Friday the 29th of March from 6pm until 8pm in the Darcy Thompson Lecture Theatre.
Simon is the best kept secret in contemporary British cinema. As Total Film put it: “Ben Wheatley, Joanna Hogg, Jonathan Glazer, Peter Strickland, Clio Barnard, Chris Nolan…There have been a lot of column inches dedicated to the most talented British directors who have emerged this century. But one of the best, and certainly most distinctive, is Simon Rumley”.
Simon is a director, screenwriter and sometimes producer who works on genuinely independent films on both sides of the Atlantic. Simon’s films exist in a fascinating space between art cinema and classical genre filmmaking and the industry publication Screen Daily called him ‘the most interesting, unconventional British filmmaker of the moment’ (and you won’t catch me arguing).
The Q&A will involve a discussion of some of Simon’s films (with some clips), you can ask then ask him about the pleasures and pains of working in the film industry.
It promises to be a very interesting event and no serious film student/enthusiast should miss it. All welcome.