Thursday 7th October 8pm
MARK COUSINS introduces THE FIRST MOVIE, and is interviewed by Mark Cosgrove of the Watershed.
Breaking news – The First Movie won the Prix Italia in Turin this weekend.
In 2009 Mark Cousins took a mobile children’s cinema to Northern Iraq. In the village of Goptapa, he screened a selection of classic international children’s films to local children who were experiencing their first ever taste of cinema. The children were then given video cameras and asked to make their own films telling their own stories… Mark Cousins is possibly the most passionate and engaged British film critic of our generation. Tonight we’re very proud to welcome him to the Cube to introduce and answer questions about his inspiring documentary that touches on global and personal politics, film history, the art of memory capture and the universal ability for projected stories to move the human spirit.