Film Studies Presents: Napoléon (Gance, 1927)


Often considered to be one of the greatest films of all time, Film Studies is proud to present a full screening of Abel Gance’s Napoléon over two nights. Running to around 5 ½ hours this film was restored by film historian Kevin Brownlow and marks a major turning point in cinema. Projected on the big screen this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see this film as it should be seen.

Days: Part One: Tuesday 23rd January 2018; Part Two: Wednesday 24th January 2018  Time: 17:00

Venues: EEG087 (Tues) and EE1106 (Wed)


Things get scary at Splendid Cinema this Thursday evening …

27 April, 2017: under-the-shadow-2Under the Shadow (GB, QA, JO, Babak Anvari, 2016) 15 cert. 84 min.

BAFTA Award Winner 2017 – Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer!
I won’t say this supernatural thriller set in Tehran during the height of the Iran-Iraq war, where a mother and young daughter struggle to cope with the terror of almost nightly bombardments, while also haunted by a malevolent spirit, is the scariest film of the year, but, like The Babadook, it’s damn scary!

Here’s the trailer:

Worcester Arts Workshop, 21 Sansome Street, Worcester, WR1 1UH

Doors open at 19:15 for a 19:30 start

Tickets £5 on the door

Embrace of the Serpent at Splendid Cinema

OK, so this film is a bit of a hard sell; not because it is “difficult” or “politically provocative” but because it is a very quiet, and exceptionally beautiful, film. Those who attend will be well rewarded for the effort.

30 March, 2017: Embrace of the Serpent/El abrazo de la serpiente (CO, AR, VE, Ciro Guerra, 2015) 12 cert. 125 min.

Embrace of the Serpent

The story of the relationship between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and last survivor of his people, and two scientists who work together over the course of 40 years to search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant. A truly beautiful, moving and spiritually challenging film.

Here’s the trailer:

Worcester Arts Workshop, 21 Sansome Street, Worcester, WR1 1UH

Doors open at 19:15 for a 19:30 start

Tickets £5 on the door

Splendid Cinema goes for the spaghetti this Thursday. Spaghetti WESTERN, that is!


17 November: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (IT, Sergio Leone, 1966) 18 cert. 180 min

This Thursday, Splendid Cinema is super excited to present Sergio Leone’s masterpiece, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly as part of our “Cult Film Thursdays” series.And we’re presenting this classic in a restored HD print. It’s going to look gorgeous!

Starring Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef and Eli Wallach, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly tells the tale of three treasure hunters searching for a lost chest of gold, set against the back drop of the American Civil War. Ennio Morricone’s epic soundtrack is reason enough to see this classic as it was meant to be seen, on the big screen! So dust off your poncho and trot yourself down to Worcester Arts Workshop, this Thursday, 17 November.

Worcester Arts Workshop, 21 Sansome Street, Worcester, WR1 1UH

Doors open at 19:15 for a 19:30 start

Tickets £5 on the door

Worcester Week 1 Film Festival!!!

Today marks the start of our first ever Worcester Week and to celebrate that Film Studies is producing a film festival for everyone to join!


All films are FREE and screened in EE 1026. Come along and bring a friend. Schedule is below…


Cover of "Annie Hall"


Monday 21 October


12:00 – Annie Hall (Allen, 1977) 93 min


14:00 – Bad Education (Almodovar, 2004) 104 min


16:20 – Reservoir Dogs (Tarantino, 1992) 99 min


18:30 – Ichi the Killer (Miike, 2001) 129 min


Cover of "Ichi the Killer [Blu-ray]"


Tuesday 22 October


12:00 – Jurassic Park (Spielberg, 1993) 127  min


14:30 – Amadeus (Forman, 1984) 160 min


17:15 – Un chien Andalou (Bunuel & Dali, 1929) 16 min.


18:00 – The Godfather (Coppola, 1972) 175 min


Pierre Batcheff bicycling in nun's clothing.



Cover of "Easy Rider [Region 2]"




Wednesday 23 October


12:00 – Easy Rider (Hopper, 1969) 95 min


14:00 – Mulholland Drive (Lynch, 2001) 147 min


17:00 – The Holy Mountain (Jodorowsky, 1973) 114 min


1930 – Irreversible (Noe, 2002) 97 min


Thursday 24 October


12:00 – Dr. Strangelove, or how I stopped worrying and learn to love the bomb (Kubrick, 1964) 95 min


English: Peter Sellers as Dr. Strangelove from...


14:00 – La Strada (Fellini, 1954) 108 min


16:30 – Ghost in the Shell (Mamoru, 1995) 83 min


18:30 – Metropolis (Lang, 1927) 153 min




Monty Python's Life of Brian


Friday 25 October


12:00 – Monty Python’s Life of Brian (Jones, 1979) 94 min


14:00 – The Seventh Seal (Bergman, 1957) 96 min


16:00 – Brazil (Gilliam, 1985) 132 min


18:30 – Apocalypse Now (Coppola, 1979) 153 min


Admission is Free and all films screened in EE 1026.


And watch this space for Worcester Week 2 Film Festival: Shakespeare on Film!!!!