American Film in The Global Psyche
Each week for 3 weeks we'll view and discuss a "Great American Film." The film will be accompanied by a 20 minute lecture from the instructor placing the film in its global context. The influence of cinema on the global psyche, is attributable to the film as a universal form of communication. The visual narrative as a linear structure was pioneered in the early 20th century and has been in continuous development since then. View global examples of cinema, from the late silent period into the synthetic realities of the 21st Century through three films and analysis of their narratives.
10/11 Citizen Kane from 1940
10/18 2001 1968
10/25 Edward Scissorhands
This movie night series will counterpoint American films with cinema from around the world and offer some cartoons and movie shorts that help contextualize the historical period of the main film being shown that evening. Ages 18 and over, course price includes all three film nights and lectures, with opportunity for discussion.