• Watching the Classics

    - Doha Film Institute

    Watching the Classics – ‘Making Movies Modern’ A monthly lecture series with Professor Richard Peña Doha Film Institute is delighted to present ‘Watching the Classics’, an online programme where filmmakers and cinephiles can deepen their knowledge of film history. Presented by renowned scholar Richard Peña—Professor of Film Studies at Columbia University and Director Emeritus of the New York Film Festival—this series of lectures/discussions each focuses on an undisputed world cinema classic. The first session takes place on 27 February 2023 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (Doha Time). ‘Making Movies Modern’ - Session 1 ‘The Exterminating Angel’ Director: Luis Buñuel Mexico / 1962 A group of sophisticated, wealthy Mexicans gather for a post-concert dinner, but then discover they just can’t seem to leave. A key figure of the 1920s surrealist cinema, Luis Buñuel maintained his loyalty to the movement as he moved to Mexico and commercial cinema—a crucial link between the early modernist cinema of the 1920s and its 1960s evolution. Language: English Lecture Fee - 70 QAR Qatar Museum’s Culture Pass Discount (20%) – 56 QAR Eligibility This programme is open to applicants over the age of 18. The sessions are best suited for those with some knowledge of filmmaking and who wish to expand their understanding of film history. Registration Process: • To register and secure your place, purchase a ticket online to this event by clicking HERE. • Your registration will be confirmed once your payment is processed. • You will receive all necessary webinar links via email reminders before the sessions.

    Richard Peña / USA, Qatar / Web Series