Course Description

Instructor: Robin Bernat

Viva La Revolución: films addressing social, political and personal upheaval and transformation. For four weeks, we will watch and discuss films that address a movement or change.  Over the weekend prior to class meetings, participants will watch the suggested films. We will discuss that film in depth and explore elements of filmmaking like Point of View, Artistic presentation, compelling dialogue, film genres, and experimentation. Most importantly, we’ll be speaking about idea of revolution and transformation and how the medium of film functions as historical record, memoir, and an act of social justice.

All movies are available on Amazon Prime and YouTube. Most cost $3-$4 to rent if you are not have a subscription. Occasionally, there may be recommending reading, as well, that will be provided the week prior to the discussion.

Robin Bernat is an artist and writer, and, since 2010, the owner and curator of Poem 88 gallery in Atlanta, Georgia. Her work has been exhibited locally, regionally, and nationally and has been collected by many important institutions including The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Kemper Museum of Art, the Library of the Art Institute of Chicago, The High Museum of Art, MOCA-GA, and The Weatherspoon Museum. Working primarily in film and video, Bernat’s work explores the fleeting and the provisional. She is represented locally by Whitespace gallery.

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