10:30am to 3pm, 16 January 2023, BFI Southbank

The aim of this study day is to consider three critical perspectives and associated theorists: constructing / performing gender (hooks, Van Zoonen and Butler); semiotics (Barthes); and postmodernism (Lyotard and Baudrillard). Theory will be applied and examined as students consider examples from popular entertainment such as Everything Everywhere All At Once (2022).

Key ideas from critical perspectives will be identified and explored as well as the effect of these on text and audience. Activities will supply students with a range of resources and examples for use in their exam preparation and also explain how theories can provide an insight into how many contemporary issues are portrayed in the media, and how these can divide audiences.

In the afternoon we will be joined by a guest speaker for an insightful interview and Q&A

Booking information

  • £12.50 per student. Accompanying teachers / adults are charged £1 per 5 students – otherwise student rate applies.
  • To book call 020 7815 1329 and pay using a credit/debit card or download, print and return the booking form with cheque or card details.
  • Schools which have over 20% of students receiving free school meals should ask about a discount when booking.
  • Please book by 12pm the day before the event.
  • We cannot reserve seats, send invoices or accept BACS payments.
  • For any queries, please email schools@bfi.org.uk.