SAC 422 - Topics in Avant-Garde Film
Section: 001
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Screen Arts and Cultures (SAC)
Department: LSA Screen Arts & Cultures
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Lab Fee:
35.00
Advisory Prerequisites:
SAC 230 or 236.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

An introduction to films, creative practitioners, and aesthetic tendencies which have functioned in opposition to the narrative and commercial structures of Hollywood cinema from the silent period to the present. Diverse European, American, and Asian cinematic avant-gardes (German Expressionism, Surrealism, Soviet theorists of montage, the city symphony, the works of Maya Deren, the New American Cinema, structural films by Michael Snow and Hollis Frampton, the diary cinema movement, Andy Warhol, essay films by Chris Marker and Jean-Luc Godard, and recent explorations of gender, Yvonne Rainer, Bette Gordon, Sadie Benning) will be studied in relation to corresponding developments in 20th-century cultural history. Readings in aesthetic theory, film theory, and film history. Course requirements include a midterm examination and a final project.

SAC 230/236 is heavily recommended.

SAC 422 - Topics in Avant-Garde Film
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
45159
Open
8
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (LAB)
 
45160
Open
8
 
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W 7:00PM - 9:00PM
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