Film

The Unknown Knowns by Dom Moore

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, filmmakers 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, of the University of Plymouth campus.

Explorations season at The Arts Institute

This season we have shaped our programme around the theme of Explorations, an apt subject given that Plymouth is Britain's Ocean City, where many an epic journey first began. With such a rich history and expertise at our fingertips, we have looked at notions of exploration from many different angles. 

From explorations of creativity within music, looking specifically at pivotal works from the late 19th and early 20th centuries with the acclaimed Dante Quartet and Dr Robert Taub, to quieter more personal journeys that change the way we observe the world in which we live, as seen through the eye of Plymouth-based Curator, Vickie Fear, in The Unknown Knowns exhibition.

The thirst for knowledge and understanding often provide the first impetus for exploring, and whether groundbreaking or taking baby steps, exploration is without a doubt an essential part of being human. 

Photo credit: #JeSuis by Sean Goldthrope

Celluloid Psychology Series 

Cinema is inextricably intertwined with psychology. Every film ultimately emerges from the mind of one human with the intention of making an impact on the mind of another. 
Dr Alastair Smith - School of Psychology

The Celluloid Psychology series is an ongoing series of screenings exploring the mind and brain in cinema. Each of the carefully selected films are curated and introduced by a specialist in human behaviour, who will discuss how their area of expertise can shed unexpected light on the psychological questions explored in the film.

Find out more about the Celluloid Psychology series.