FILM BC3702 Women Filmmakers. 4 points.
Women ﬁlmmakers have made major contributions to ﬁlm. Exemplifying distinctive styles and audiovisual language experimentation, these powerful and inﬂuential women include Agnès Varda, Euzhan Palcy, Chantal Akerman, Mira Nair, Sally Potter, Lina Wertmueller, Claire Denis, Elaine May, Kathryn Bigelow, Jane Campion, and more recently Susanne Bier, Lone Scherﬁg, Lynne Ramsay, Ava DuVernay, Lutecia Martel and Maren Ade. They all have contributed to the evolution of cinematic language through a substantial body of work and intelligent articulation of the ﬁlmmaking process. Combining screenings and readings, the course will study each of these ﬁlmmakers’ distinctive styles and narrative experiments and will critically assess the ways they pushed the medium as well as recurring themes in their body of work and how they translated into audiovisual language. Special attention will be given to how ﬁlm movements such as Nouvelle Vague, Dogme 95, New Argentinian Cinema and the Berlin School liberated these ﬁlmmakers and to how it confronted their mainstream categorization and allowed for some substantial and artistically groundbreaking work.
Spring 2019: FILM BC3702
|Course Number||Section/Call Number||Times/Location||Instructor||Points||Enrollment|
|FILM 3702||001/04897||W 10:10am - 1:55pm
404 Barnard Hall
|Breixo Viejo Vinas||4||21/20|