Book Reading – Professor Jason Wood, Manchester Metropolitan University

2nd Mar 2016, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Creative Edge


New British Cinema: A Resurgence of Independent Cinema?

Jason Wood is the Artistic Director for Film at HOME, Manchester’s new centre for international contemporary arts, theatre and film, and also Visiting Professor at the Manchester School of Art.

Jason will introduce and discuss his recently published book, New British Cinema – From Submarine to 12 Years A Slave published by Faber in November 2015 and co written with Ian Haydn Smith. The book argues that there is a resurgence of British film making currently under way, bolstered by the arrival of a new wave of independent cinema. Wood’s industry roles in distribution, sales, Festivals and exhibition at Picturehouse and Curzon Cinemas give his insights a fresh authenticity and a rounded perspective.

New British Cinema singles out 2009 as a pivotal year, when an unusual number of important British films debuted in cinemas and at Festivals. A single most heartening argument in the book is the prevalence of female directors within this new wave of UK independent cinema.


  • 5.45pm – Registration and Refreshments
  • 6.30pm – Lecture
  • 7.30pm – Reception and Networking

Further information is available here

Presented by the Institute for Creative Enterprise

This event is part of a wider programme of events taking place at Edge Hill over the coming months as part of the Festival of Ideas 2016, a diverse range of events exploring culture, health and society. The main theme is Imagining Better – envisioning ways for communities, arts and healthcare to develop and flourish, even in times of austerity and inequality.

Details of all events can be found here