BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival: Sound of Cinema: French Cinema

LIVE from Radio 3's Pop Up Studio in Sage Gateshead Foyer

Sage Gateshead Concourse

Matthew Sweet presents a live edition of BBC Radio 3’s film music programme. Newcastle University boasts a distinctive International Film Research Centre, and its founding director Guy Austin, an authority on French Cinema, traces a musical time line through Gallic film from the pioneering Lumière Brothers, Georges Méliès and the Pathé Brothers up to the present day. The programme presents a series of clips and soundtracks outlining the riches of a film culture from the country where cinema was born.

Matthew Sweet is the author of Shepperton Babylon: The Lost Worlds of British Cinema – a history of the British film business from the silent days and has presented TV and radio programmes exploring film.

Part of BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival 2017

Part of What's On in March and April

Gateshead International Jazz Festival, BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival and Folkworks Pass It On Festival take place on the south bank of the Tyne this Spring alongside Sage Gateshead’s usual programme of eclectic and high quality artists.

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