Film

Battleship Potemkin

Providing a unique insight into films not available elsewhere in Plymouth or the South West, the Jill Craigie Cinema explores hidden gems of past cinema, critical documentaries and daring cult films that will inspire, scare and surprise.

Many films are accompanied by talks from film directors, film makers and critics who provide a fascinating insight into the changing culture of moving image.

The Jill Craigie Cinema is located on the ground floor of the Roland Levinsky Building, Drake Circus campus.

Still from Diviner by Frances Scott, winner of the 2017 Film Commission Prize. Archive footage courtesy of the South West Film and Television Archive.

Peninsula Arts 'Revolutions' Season: The Silent Revolution

One of the most famous silent films ever made, Battleship Potemkin, headlines the film programme this season. Depicting the 1905 Soviet Revolution, it is in itself a revolutionary piece of film, not only through its journey from Soviet propaganda and censorship, but also through the radical film techniques used by Sergei Eisenstein that have become synonymous with Soviet film-making or Kinema.