Between Reality and Magic: A Century of Cinema, Part 2

Cinema's first century is a vast, wondrous universe where art, media technology, and political economy variously intertwine. This course charts a path through this universe by casting a spotlight on exemplary constellations: films that captured our imagination, significant artists, groundbreaking movements, transnational synergies. Part 2 surveys postwar film history until the end of the twentieth century. We examine the worldwide emergence and energy of new cinemas during the epochal changes brought about by sexual and cultural revolutions, postcolonialism, and multiculturalism. Against the background of a shifting world order and technological transformations affecting how films are made, distributed, and viewed, we shall explore the vexed question of art cinema's implicit opposition to the ethos of fast consumption, asking ourselves: whither cinema after its hundredth anniversary?

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 15

Prerequisites: CAMS 101, CAMS 201, or permission of the instructor. Required for all students majoring in Cinema and Media Studies.

Instructor: Viano

Distribution Requirements: ARS - Visual Arts, Music, Theater, Film and Video

Typical Periods Offered: Fall

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Fall