Early cinema in Scotland

The project investigates the distinctive development of distribution and exhibition from travelling shows to large fixed-site cinemas in urban, rural and small-town Scotland, as well as the production of local topicals and the factors which seem to have inhibited the development of a sustainable feature film production capacity.

Provincialising Bollywood

Among the many histories that can possibly be written of Indian cinemas, one would be around the axes of family audience. In mainstream cinema addressing bourgeois urban audiences traditionally addressing the family as the smallest unit of spectatorship, cinema was already situating itself in contrast with the public life in Indian cities where the place […]