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Film Screenings

Purple Rain

Thursday 10 March 2011


(US, 1984) Director Albert Magnoli, cert 15, 111 min

With introductory talk by Dr Tim Hughes

Films on Hendrix

Thursday 17 March 2011


(US, 1986) Directors: Chris Hegedus and D A Pennebaker, cert E, 50 mins

Jimi Hendrix Live at Woodstock
(US, 1999) Directors: Chris Hegedus and Erez Laufer, cert E, 57 mins

With introductory talk by Dr Tim Hughes

Standing In The Shadows of Motown

Tuesday 22 March 2011


The best-kept secret in the history of pop music

(US 2002) Director: Paul Justman, 116 min PG

JVC Sound and Vision Competition Screenings

Tuesday 10 May 2011


This event will feature short listed entries to the JVC Sound and Vision collaborative film competition as well as a selection of recent short productions by Film and Media Studies undergraduates.


Tuesday 18 October 2011


A tale of modern day outlaws by Emily James


Friday 16 December 2011

19.30 to 19.30 (MATINEE CANCELLED)

Please join us for an extra special Christmas Show to celebrate the new School of Arts, featuring students from Dance, Film, Theatre, Music and Sound Recording, and the Guildford School of Acting.

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Wednesday 18 January 2012


A lovingly crafted and startlingly inventive piece of animation.

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Tuesday 14 February 2012


This season Film studies present a series of recent animation features that demonstrate animation certainly isn't just for kids! This spring season runs alongside the new animation modules being taught on the Film studies degree programme. 

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Wednesday 7 March 2012


This season Film studies present a series of recent animation features that demonstrate animation certainly isn't just for kids! This spring season runs alongside the new animation modules being taught on the Film studies degree programme. 

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Sound and Vision Student Film Screenings

Thursday 10 May 2012


A selection of recent short films by Film and Media Studies undergraduates.

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The Adventures of Prince Achmed (PG)

Wednesday 10 October 2012


NOTE: This will no longer be Snow White as advertised as The Disney Co have just placed a moratorium on public showings of the film, so we have sourced an even earlier animation to start our mini-series.

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Who Framed Roger Rabbit (PG)

Wednesday 14 November 2012


Note: This will not be Toy Story as advertised due to the license being unavailable.

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A Scanner Darkly (15)

Wednesday 12 December 2012


Animation innovation doesn’t just take place at studios, as demonstrated by the work of independent animator Bob Sabiston.

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Ray (15)

Friday 18 January 2013


Taylor Hackford’s 2004 Oscar- and BAFTA-winning film Ray tells the story of music legend Ray Charles, who broke down countless social and musical barriers through his musical brilliance and his refusal to accept the limitations and categorizations imposed upon him by others.

Down From The Mountain (PG)

Wednesday 13 February 2013


"Down from the Mountain" is an award-winning film from Nick Doob, Chris Hegedus, and the legendary D.A. Pennebaker ("Don't Look Back", "Monterey Pop") about the music and musicians that appeared on the soundtrack of the Coen brothers' 1999 film "O Brother Where Art Thou?"

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Tom Dowd and the Language of Music (E)

Thursday 14 March 2013


In any recording, the most overlooked contributor is the recording engineer, the person responsible for capturing the sound of the performers. "Tom Dowd and the Language of Music" tells the astonishing story of arguably the most successful recording engineer in history.

It Might Get Loud (PG)

Tuesday 19 March 2013


For this intriguing documentary, Oscar-winning director Davis Guggenheim ("An Inconvenient Truth") brings together superstar rock guitarists from three successive eras—Jack White (The White Stripes and The Raconteurs), The Edge (U2), and Surrey native Jimmy Page (The Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin)—for a high-level summit on music, life, and the love shared by all three artists: the guitar.  The result is a unique combination of biography, conversation, and high-level jam session with three distinctive but kindred artists.


Wednesday 5 March 2014


BAFTA winner Peter Capaldi portrays Leonardo Da Vinci in an abstract and timeless setting, narrating passages from his journals and capturing the essence of the human being behind the genius.

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Gravity (12A)

Thursday 15 May 2014

7.30pm pre-screening talk; 8.45pm film screening to Please check the website for details about exact timings

This Oscar and BAFTA award winning film will be screened on a big screen with a pre-screening talk by Oscar winner and Surrey Alumnus, Chris Benstead, who will discuss his work in the industry and on the film as well as what it's like to win an Oscar! A breathtaking and beautiful film, if you didn't get a chance to see it in cinemas, now is your time! And if you did, well come again!

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Les Miserables (12A)

Thursday 29 May 2014

6.30pm pre-screening talk; 7.30pm film screening

The epic novel that inspired the hit West End musical and subsequently multiple productions of it around the world was turned into a cinematic version starring Hollywood favourites, Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe and Helena Bonham-Carter and also include stellar performances from some of Britain's best-loved West End actors, including Samantha Barks, Killian Donnelly and over 20 GSA graduates.

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Vocal Projections: Documentary and the Voice

Friday 19 September 2014

9am - 6.45pm

A one-day event exploring the connections among the voice, the body and the visual image in documentary film and media. The day will include screenings and presentations from UK and international academics and filmmakers and keynote presentations from Dr. Patrick Sjöberg (Karlstadt University, Sweden) and Lawrence Andrews - OwnerBuilt (University of California, Santa Cruz).

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SOA Presents - Prof Phil Powrie

Wednesday 8 October 2014


Professor Phil Powrie, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences, at the University of Surrey, presents his inaugural talk on the French Musical: Swing and Big Bands in the Cinema of the 40s and 50s.

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LA Confidential (18)

Thursday 9 October 2014

Pre-screening talk, 18:30 to Film Screening 19:30
Speaker: Peter Honess

Classed as being the finest mystery thriller for a decade, LA Confidential is a punchy cocktail of gangland violence, police brutality, racism and sex scandal cover ups set in 1950s Los Angeles. Jack Vincennes is a celebrity cop who becomes involved in a murder investigation which links him to cases investigated by fellow detectives Ed Exley and Bud White. All three are led into a dangerous spiral of murder, corruption and intrigue. Starring Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, Kim Basinger and Danny DeVito. 

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