We're excited to present this ongoing program of classes for filmgoers and makers interested in broadening their knowledge of cinemas' 115-year history. Pre-registration is required.
See our past Required Viewing classes here.
SIX MONDAYS, JAN 27-MAR 3, 6:30-9:30PM
Instructor: Lyall Bush
Tuition: $150/members, $180/general
Max Attendance: 20
Hollywood films are created to be commercially successful first and artistically successful only after that, and because of this they often come to feel like pretty and artful vehicles of distraction.
Films made in other parts of the world, however (and in other parts of the U.S.), have more license to tell different stories in different styles, and in this class we will look at the way a handful of such films tell their stories and explore images, worlds, ideas and concerns that, in some cases, parallel writing, painting and other art movements of the past century.
To establish a vocabulary for the Hollywood style we will begin with Howard Hawks' Bringing Up Baby (1938), and from there we will examine films by masterful filmmakers from the west and east, including Zhang Yimou (House of the Flying Daggers), Michelangelo Antonioni (The Eclipse), Wim Wenders (Alice in the Cities), Jean-Luc Godard (A Woman is a Woman), Jacques Demy (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg) and, among other films, Fellini’s masterful 8½.
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
The pleasure of watching films outside the mainstream, and of seeing some of the most beautiful and provocative films ever made.
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