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The Story of Looking (15) (AD)

Mark Cousins with his arm across his face in a still from The Story of Looking

A personal journey through the sights of his life, filmmaker Mark Cousins aims to record his own history of seeing before a major event, and so explores the meaning of images. 

With a predisposition to macular degeneration and a cataract making itself known, Cousins must undergo surgery to repair and save his sight. Lying in bed, with his phone – and in the end, us – for company, Cousins reflects on the key images of his life, from the poignant (a man lingering on a rooftop) to the pedestrian (seven minutes of someone else looking at their phone.) 

Exploring nuances in colour and light, moral and immoral gazes and more, it’s a thoughtful, intimate and charming ramble through one man’s history of images that might just resonate with a few more of us. 

Tagged with: Cinema New releases

UK 2021 Dir Mark Cousins 90 min

Please note, the screening at 5.50pm on Tue 21 Sep is a Captioned Screening

There is audio description available for this title. We provide audio description using the Dolby Screentalk system. The film soundtrack comes through the speakers in the usual way and a recorded narrator explains what is happening on screen through personal headphones. Please ask a member of staff for a set of headphones.

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