04:30 PM to 07:10 PM T
Exploratory Hall (formerly Science and Tech II) L003
Section Information for Spring 2016
This class considers movies as economic, aesthetic, and political texts, within historical and cultural contexts. We will look at a variety of generic and genre-bending films in order to discuss representation (communities, individuals, authorities, ambitions) as well as cinematic and digital production and distribution (are films deemed independent or mainstream, and how is such a distinction made, by whom, and to whose benefit?). Discussions will focus primarily on formal analyses and cultural frameworks. Films and television may include Amy, Creed, Dope, Empire, Gotham, Mustang, Straight Outta Compton, Tangerine, 10 Cloverfield Lane, and Wajda. Satisfies the core requirement for Arts.
Satisfies General Education requirement for Arts.