In this series of seminars students will become familiar with how to understand and read the visual language of cinema and will become more acquainted with some of the greatest filmmakers who have ever lived. Pre-registration is required.
See our past Required Viewing classes here.
New Take: A Survey of Visionary New Films
MARCH 25 - APRIL 29, TUESDAYS, 6:30-8:30PM
Instructor: Jay Kuehner
Tuition: $180 ($150 for Film Forum members)
Since 2000, films around the world have been among the most exciting anywhere. Playful experiments in form, story and genre, they have remapped the boundaries of film, and new waves have come up from unexpected places like Romania and Portugal, Argentina and Thailand. And daring new work from young mavericks such as Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Lucrecia Martel, Miguel Gomes, Christian Mungiu, Carlos Reygadas and Yorgos Lanthimos have won prestigious awards at competitive festivals. Cinema is in decline? Hardly!
This survey will take explore key voices and movements that are shaping the future of film. From documentary/fiction hybrids such as Our Beloved Month of August (Miguel Gomes), Alamar (Pedro Gonzales Rubio), and Agrarian Utopia (Uruphong Raksasad), to distinctly feminine visions of The Holy Girl (Lucrecia Martel), The Arbor (Clio Barnard), and Everyone Else (Maren Ade), to formally rigorous tour de forces like In the City of Sylvia (Jose Luis Guerin), Syndromes and a Century (Apichatpong Weerasethakul), Sweetgrass (Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Ilisa Barbash), 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days (Christian Mungiu), and Dogtooth (Yorgos Lanthimos) – this immersive tour will engage students with greater understanding of film's capacity to reflect the imaginary and all-too-real worlds we live in today.
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
Students will hone their understanding film through an immersive, guided tour of new independent world cinema that is redefining what we mean by film-as-art.
Jay Kuehner has written about film for many publications, including Cinemascope, Indiewire and Senses of Cinema. He is currently researching material for a documentary film.