This January, learn all about movie history with Mark Cousin's epic series on the evolution of cinema.
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SBS Film

Filmmaker Mark Cousins celebrates the world of cinema in all its glory with The Story of Film, a 15-part series screening this January on SBS TWO. From its early days of the silent era, to the introduction of sound, widescreen photography and New Wave aesthetics, Cousins spotlights all the major steps in moviemaking history and speaks to numerous directors like Martin Scorsese, Abbas Kiarostami and Baz Lurhmann. Don't miss this epic journey through film history.

To get a taste of what to expect, read our interview with Cousins and learn how he achieved the groundbreaking series.

Screening details

Episode 1: January 8, 9:30pm
1895-1918: The World Discovers - A New Artform
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Episode 2: January 9, 9:30pm
1918-1928: The Triumph of American Film - and the First of Its Rebels
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Episode 3:
January 10, 9:30pm
1918-1932: The Great Rebel Filmmakers - Around the World
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Episode 4:
January 11, 9:30pm
The 1930s: The Great American Movie Genres - and the Brilliance of European Films
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Episode 5:
January 15, 9:30pm
1939-1952: The Devastation of War - and a New Movie Language
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Episode 6: January 16, 9:30pm
1953-1957: The Swollen Story - World Cinema Bursting at the Seams
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Episode 7: January 17, 9:30pm
1957-1964: The Shock of the New - Modern Filmmaking In Western Europe
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Episode 8:
January 18, 9:30pm
1965-1969: New Waves - Sweep Around the World
WATCH Episode 8 below or at SBS Documentary

Episode 9: January 22, 9:30pm
1967-1979: New American Cinema
WATCH Episode 9 below or at SBS Documentary

Episode 10: January 23, 9:30pm
1969-1979: Radical Directors in the '70s - Make State of the Nation Movies
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Episode 11: January 24, 9:30pm
1970s and Onwards: Innovation in Popular Culture - Around the World
WATCH Episode 11 below or at SBS Documentary

Episode 12: January 25, 9:30pm
The 1980s: Moviemaking and Protest - Around the World
WATCH Episode 12 below or at SBS Documentary

Episode 13: January 29, 9:30pm
1990-1998: The Last Days of Celluloid - Before the Coming of Digital
WATCH Episode 13 below or at SBS Documentary

Episode 14: January 30, 9:30pm
The 1990s: The First Days of Digital - Reality Losing Its Realness in America and Australia
WATCH Episode 13 below or at SBS Documentary

Episode 15: January 31, 9:30pm
2000 Onwards: Film Moves Full Circle - and the Future of Movies
WATCH Episode 15 below or at SBS Documentary