A season of films, talks and debates, exploring the ways in which cinema has engaged with the phenomenon of the modern city and the experience of urban life
In the 21st century, the city will triumph. Already 50% of the earth’s population lives in urban centres, and as rural workers flock to cities around the world, this is predicted to rise to over 75% by 2050. Urban growth has never been more explosive.

This season of films, talks and debates, which takes Constructing Worlds exhibition in the Art Gallery as its catalyst, explores the ways in which cinema has engaged with the phenomenon of the modern city and the experience of urban life. Film has celebrated the freedoms and energy of the city; it has also provided memorable images of urban decay and anxiety, and engaged with key debates around architecture, urban planning and globalization.

Beginning with the cycle of silent films in the 1920s known as City Symphonies, and extending to current-day representations of life in the over-saturated megalopolises of South America, Africa and China, City Visions offers a compelling worldwide exploration of the urban environment and experience on screen.

We are delighted to be working in partnership with Guardian Cities. Look out for the special Guardian Cities Surprise Screening on Saturday 27 September.










 


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Embassy of Brazil in London
Embassy of Brazil in London


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Guardian Cities
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