Mark cousins

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Join filmmaker, author and critic Mark Cousins at the Crucible Theatre for his talk 30 Images in the Dark, as part of Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018

We have work lives and love lives, but we also have looking lives” - join us for an intimate evening with Mark Cousins as he assesses not only how we look at film, but how we can look at the world differently through the image world of a filmmaker.

Mark’s lecture 30 Images in the Dark will explore the aesthetics, politics, emotion and wonder of ‘looking’. Using 30 key cultural images, Mark will examine how our ‘looking selves’ develop over the course of a lifetime, the ways that ‘looking’ has changed through the centuries and explore how our social and cultural surroundings shape what we see.

Alongside Mark’s expanded lecture, we’re pleased to reveal a further early programme highlight similarly questioning the power observation and filtered visions have upon our individual worldview. Doc/Fest is proud to announce the inclusion of the UK premiere of RaMell Ross’ Hale County, This Morning, This Evening, winner of the Special Jury Award for Creative Vision at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. RaMell’s composed impression of daily life in the American South, seeks to represent ‘visual justice’ for a historically misrepresented and underrepresented black experience.


An evening with Mark Cousins: 30 Images in the Dark

18:30 – 19:45 on Sunday 10 June at the Crucible Studio.

Tickets now on sale, at £13 (£11 concession). Click here to buy your ticket.

Free with a Festival Pass (subject to availability). Click here to buy your Festival Pass.

Tickets for Hale County This Morning This Evening will be available in May for individual purchase, or included with a Festival Pass or Doc/Lovers wristband (subject to availability). Click here to buy your Festival Pass.