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The Story of Film: A New Generation

  Mark Cousins

  United Kingdom     166 minutes


In this inspiring survey of cinematic innovation, British cineaste Mark Cousins follows up his 2011 influential work The Story of Film: An Odyssey with this expansive and illuminating journey across world cinema in the new millennium. Using a wide range of contemporary films—including Joker, Black Panther, Parasite, Cemetery of Splendor and lesser-known works from across Asia and the Middle East—Cousins sharply explores recurring themes and emerging motifs: the evolution of film language, technology’s role in moviemaking, shifting identities, the streaming revolution, and above all, the abiding joy and wonder of cinema.


Screenings & Events

In-Theater Screening

Sun, Oct 24 @ 12:45pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 4

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Documentary Sponsor

Logo: WTTW (2019)

Documentary Patron

Cynthia Stone Raskin