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The Story of Looking (cert 15)

The Story of Looking

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As he prepares for surgery to restore his vision, Mark Cousins explores the role that visual experience plays in our individual and collective lives. In a deeply personal meditation on the power of looking in his own life, he guides us through the riches of the visible world, a kaleidoscope of extraordinary imagery across cultures and eras.

At a time when we are more assailed by images than ever, he reveals how looking makes us who we are, lying at the heart of the human experience, empathy, discovery and thought. He shares the pleasure and pain of seeing the world, in all its complexity and contradiction, with eyes wide open.

As the Covid-19 pandemic brings another dramatic shift of perspective, he reaches out to the other lookers for their vision from lockdown, and travels to the future to consider how his looking life will continue to develop until the very end.

"An eye operation sets the veteran cinephile out on a delicate and fascinating exploration of what it means to look at movies – and the world” ★★★★★ - The Guardian

Director : Mark Cousins

Running time : 90 minutes

(Cert 15)

Trailer : Click Here

Venue

Quarterhouse
Mill Bay,
Folkestone,
Kent,
CT20 1BN

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£5.00
£4.00 Member/Concession

Book this event online or email the box office at boxoffice@creativefolkestone.org.uk

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