Search Results

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