Join us this quarter for our exploration of the theme "Bad Education," which will look at the representation of school, schooling, indoctrination, and rebellion in international film. Through this quarter's films we hope to explore the myriad meanings of "education" and its effects on behaviour. We will look at the history of what and how we learn, and the consequences of what is eaten, absorned or rejected. To approach this theme we will examine a variety of film genres including art house, satire, and the Hollywood coming-of-age story, in order to compare the representation of learning environments across schools of cinema, different film technologies, and film history. Please be aware that some films may include graphic or disturbing content. Viewers are advised to familiarize themselves with the films' content before viewing.
All films will be shown on WEDNESDAY evenings from 6:30pm - 9:00pm in room 320-105.
There will be a general introduction to each film, and each screening will be followed by an opportunity for discussion.
Admission is free and open to the public and audience members are encouraged to participate in the discussions following the films. Please also note that grades for this course are entirely dependent on attendance, which is taken at the end of each screening. Enrolled students MUST attend AT LEAST SEVEN screenings in order to obtain credit. May be repeat for credit.
January 11: Rushmore, Wes Anderson (1998)
January 18: Skirt Day, Jean-Paul Lillienfeld (2008).
January 25: The 400 Blows, François Truffaut (1959).
February 1: A Clockwork Orange, Stanley Kubrick (1971).
February 8: Being There, Hal Ashby (1979)
February 15: The Club, Pablo Larraín (2015)
February 22: Sansho the Bailiff, Kenji Mizoguchi (1954)
March 1: The White Ribbon, Michael Haneke (2009)
March 8: Black Bread, Agustí Villaronga (2010)
March 15: Election, Alexander Payne (1999)