11:30 AM to 01:20 PM MTWR
Section Information for Summer 2014
This class considers movies as economic, aesthetic, and political texts, within historical contexts. We will look at a variety of generic and genre-bending films in order to discuss varieties of representation (as films speak to and for communities and individuals) as well as cinematic production and distribution (as films are deemed independent or mainstream, by whom and to whose benefit?). Classroom discussions will focus primarily on formal analyses and cultural frameworks. Workload includes essays, quizzes, and blackboard assignments. Films may include The Bling Ring, Chronicle, City of God, The interrupters, The Lego Movie, Omar, and Wadjda.