SAC 366 - Topics in Film, Television and Popular Culture
Section: 005 Documentary Cinema
Term: FA 2013
Subject: Screen Arts and Cultures (SAC)
Department: LSA Screen Arts & Cultures
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Lab Fee:
35.00
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

This course is an introduction to and historical overview of documentary cinema. We will examine the traditions, practices, and aesthetic choices that inform and constitute documentary filmmaking. In addition, we will address the documentary’s particular relationship to and investment in public, social and political issues, alongside the ethical questions that this mode of production raises. The course will engage with a variety of films from different countries and periods, and may include Nanook of the North (Robert Flaherty, 1922), Las Hurdes (Luis Buñuel, 1933), Song of Ceylon (Basil Wright, 1934), Night Mail (Basil Wright and Harry Watt, 1936), The Spanish Earth (Joris Ivens, 1937), Blood of the Beasts (Georges Franju, 1949), Night and Fog (Alain Resnais, 1955), Jaguar (Jean Rouch, 1955), Happy Mother’s Day (Richard Leacock, 1963), The Cool World (Shirley Clarke, 1964), Titicut Follies (Fredrick Wiseman, 1967), Gimme Shelter (Albert and David Maysles, 1970), Grin Without a Cat (Chris Marker,1977), Who Killed Vincent Chin? (Christine Choy and Renee Tajima-Peña, 1987), The Thin Blue Line (Errol Morris, 1988), Roger and Me (Michael Moore, 1989), The Gleaners and I (Agnés Varda, 2000), Grizzly Man (Werner Herzog, 2005), and My Winnipeg (Guy Maddin, 2007).

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SAC 366 - Topics in Film, Television and Popular Culture
Schedule Listing
003 (LEC)
P
25004
Closed
Wolv. Access
 
-
MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
004 (LAB)
 
25142
Open
Wolv. Access
 
-
Tu 6:00PM - 9:00PM
005 (LEC)
P
27665
Open
7
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
006 (LAB)
 
27667
Open
7
 
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W 4:00PM - 6:00PM
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