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Mise-en-scène of Film Pedagogy

Before we get started with class... A Land Acknowledgement is a respect paid toward the true caretakers and protectors of the lands in...

Week Two (Coming-Of-Age)

During the second week of our film class we will explore the ideas and culture behind the Coming-of-Age film and a bit of formal...

Week Three (Catharsis)

This week we explore the ideas behind CATHARSIS.  The entire film industry hinges all their bets on this idea behind catharsis and our...

Week Four (Structures)

This week we explore and discuss narrative and structure.  It's important to understand that films are written in a certain way- not...

Week Five (Documentary)

During this week we will discuss and explore documentary in film.  You may find it surprising how much more you understood of this film...

Week Six (Kurosawa and Movement)

Moving along, this week we look at Samurai Film and Akira Kurosawa's influence on American film and Westerns. While I get a bit...

Week Seven (French Mods)

This week we will be discussing ideas brought about by the French Mods (sometimes called The New Turks) and the French New Wave Film. ...