foreign films seminar
Selected Foreign Films: Modern Latin American Cinema & The British New Wave
With the recent explosive success of Alejandro Iñárritu's Birdman and The Revenent (not to mention Gravity, Pan's Labrynth, and Brazil's City of God) recent Latin American cinema has given us some of the most profound, intelligent and beautifully energetic films this century -- and they're just getting started.
What makes Latin American storytellers so unique? How does coming from a developing country often give an artist a stronger voice? And what does magic realism have to do with it all? The first half of this seminar will take an in-depth look at the films of auteurs such as Guillermo del Toro, Iñárritu, Alfonso Cuaron, Fernando Mirelles and more. We will touch on topics such as great Latin American writers like Gabriel Garcia Marques and Jorge Luis Borges, and how they have influenced a new generation of storytellers who are now taking the world by storm.
The second half of this four hour seminar will take an in-depth look at the filmmakers of the British New Wave, who helped bring about the modern age of cinema. Filmmakers like Richard Lester, John Boorman, Lindsay Anderson, Ken Russell and more gave us surrealistic, highly energetic, often hand-held, black and white films that re-wrote the rules of cinema and helped influence artists as diverse as The Beatles, Stanley Kubrick and Steven Soderbergh. Their radical ideas in camera technique, editing and story changed a generation.
A list of films to watch before the class will be provided. Come prepared to challenge and be challenged as Paul Schattel explores these separate but strangely sympathetic movements in cinema. Class will cost $50 and take place Sunday July 10th, 2016, from 1 pm - 5 pm. Please submit the following registration form and payment early to reserve your spot.