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CMS 313 A: History Of Film: 1989-Present

Contemporary Cinema and the International Film Festival Circuit

Meeting Time: 
MW 12:30pm - 2:20pm
Location: 
CMU 120
SLN: 
12319
Instructor:
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Yomi Braester

Syllabus Description:

Contemporary Cinema and the International Film Festival Circuit

The course explores the cinematographic, industrial, and ideological conditions of filmmaking since the late 1980s, with an emphasis on postsocialist ideology and form, new forms of realism, transnational trends, the role of international film festivals, and the conscious revision of cinematic traditions.

During weeks 1-8, class will meet twice a week, 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.

 

Grading components:

weekly reading / viewing reports (9 out of 10) (9 X 6 = 54% of final grade)

Film festival viewing report (8% of final grade)

Film festival ethnographic report (6% of final grade)

Group festival programming: initial planning report (4% of final grade)

Group festival programming: final report (28% of final grade)

 

Catalog Description: 
Addresses the latest trends in international filmmaking typically with an emphasis on world cinema and issues of globalization and diaspora. Sometimes taught in conjunction with the Seattle International Film Festival.
Department Requirements Met: 
Cinema & Media Studies Core
GE Requirements Met: 
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
February 14, 2019 - 9:37am
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