Course Description

Instructor: Robin Bernat

More Viva La Revolución: films addressing social, political and personal upheaval. For four weeks, we will watch and discuss films that address a movement of change. Over the weekend prior to class meetings, participants will watch the suggested film. 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.


Please note the order of these Movies might change:


1. The Passion of Joan of Arc, 1928, Carl Thoedore Dreyer and Gandhi, 1982, Richard Attenborough

2. Reds, 1996, Warren Beatty and The Motorcycle Diaries, 2004, Walter Salles

3. Rome Open City, 1946, Roberto Rossellini and Malcolm X, 1992, Spike Lee

4. Julia, 1977, Fred Zinneman and Diving Bell and the Butterfly, 2007, Julian Schnabel


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