September 01, 2018

Varndean College Film students attend a talk by world renowned film critic David Thomson


World renowned film critic David Thomson, made a rare UK personal appearance at the Depot Cinema, Lewes, on 10 March, sharing his insights in conversation with Depot Young Programmers. Three of these programmers were Varndean students: Edie Dams, Carlos Almonacid and Phoebe Ralph, who are participants in this programme.

Described by John Banville as 'the greatest living writer on the movies', Thomson has written about film for publications such as The Guardian, The Independent, The New York Times and Sight & Sound. He is the author of more than 30 books on film, including The Moment of Psycho: How Alfred Hitchcock Taught America to Love Murder and The Whole Equation: A History of Hollywood.

In this rare opportunity, David (now resident in San Francisco) explored with the students the unique experience of watching film using examples from knowledge of Hollywood cinema and answering questions in a Q&A.

Latest News

Card image cap
Varndean College students graduate as Newly Qualified Teachers

Huge congratulations to ex-Varndean College Early Years students, Libby Heffernan, Emily Davis and Kate Smith who have successfully…

Card image cap
Sam Paterson Award 2021

This year's recipient of the Sam Paterson Award goes to Year 2 Performing Arts student, Sami Al-kizwini. Now in its eighth year, the Sam…

Card image cap
Varndean A Level Chemistry Students win awards in RSC Chemistry Olympiad

A strong team of Year Two Chemistry students once again took part in the Royal Society of Chemistry's (RSC) annual Chemistry Olympiad and…