Jørgen Leth: Documentary Masterclass


  • 4.30pm - 6.30pm

  • Edinburgh College of Art, Main Building, West Court
    74 Lauriston Place
    Edinburgh
    EH3 9DF

Jørgen Leth is a leading figure in experimental documentary film making. His most notable films include epic Sunday in Hell (1977), and surrealist short The Perfect Human (1967).

The masterclass is an opportunity to be inspired by a prolific filmmaker whose career spans six decades, and has seen him win a huge number of awards. He also shot Andy Warhol eating a hamburger in 66 Scenes from America (1981), one of the many iconic images of his prolific career.

On top of his huge contribution to cinema, Jørgen is equally well-regarded as a poet, and publications and recordings of his work have had a huge impact in Denmark and internationally. He has also achieved popularity as a commentator on the Tour de France. Jørgen’s life-long love of cycling and experimentation as a filmmaker came together to great acclaim in his 1977 classic A Sunday in Hell, which follows the Paris-Roubaix bike race.

The masterclass will be hosted by Dr Jonny Murray, Senior Lecturer in Film and Visual Culture.

This event, presented by the Scottish Documentary Institute, is free, but booking is required.

Scottish Documentary Institute is a research centre at Edinburgh College of Art. It provides an alternative model for creative documentary production by nurturing new talent, new forms, new screening contexts and new audiences for documentaries.