Contemporary Cinema and the International Film Festival Circuit
The course explores the cinematographic, industrial, and ideological conditions of recent filmmaking, with an emphasis on postsocialist ideology and form, new forms of realism, transnational trends, the role of international film festivals, and the revision of cinematic traditions.
During weeks 1-8, class will meet for four meetings every week-two for screenings and two for lectures. The last two weeks are devoted to watching films at the Seattle International Film Festival.
This is a core course in the film studies track. Students are expected to be familiar with basic terms in film history and criticism.