THE MIND BENDERS – THE FILMS OF BASIL DEARDEN
Although hardly a household name, director and producer Basil Dearden made some of British cinema’s most extraordinary films in the 1940s, 50s and 60s. Best known for powerful social dramas tackling previously taboo subjects such as racism, religious fundamentalism, juvenile delinquency and homosexuality, he also directed some much-loved comedies, most notably The League of Gentlemen. This new course will explore the whole of Dearden’s long career to reveal one of the most significant talents in the history of British film.
NB There will be an ESSENTIAL preparatory IT session on 23 April at 6.30pm. Details of how to access this will be sent to you by email prior to this date.
Course Code: 03 355 Thursday 6.30/9.00 Starts 30 April – 5 weeks Fee: £40/£35