Looking through the Lens: A Study of our World through Film

Looking through the Lens: A Study of our World through Film

$54.00Price

Bring your popcorn as we sit down to take a closer look at the odds and ends of film! For this section, we will be taking a look at the film industry as it began and progressed through the mid-century. The class will explore various theoretical, historical, and critical approaches to cinema as an art form and a medium. Our film studies will help us look at film through a theoretical and critical lens. What did we like? What did we not? Asking questions is essential. Students will learn about the film industry, the history of film, the different genres in film, the lessons learned through film, and analyse each film in the broader context of society. Starting off with the original Charlie Chaplin film, “The Kid,” we will then watch a musical, a Jimmy Stewart classic, a Hitchcock mystery, and end with one of the biggest movies ever produced. Don’t forget the snacks!
 

The Kid (1921)

Available on Amazon Prime Video for free

 

Singin' in the Rain (1952)

Available on Amazon Prime Video for $3.99

 

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) 

Available on Amazon Prime Video for $2.99

 

To Catch a Thief (1955)

Available on Amazon Prime Video for free

 

Ben-Hur (1959)

Available on Amazon Prime Video for $3.99

 

  • Minimum recommended age: 13
  • Instructor: Mr. Daniel Goldblum
  • Tuesdays, 12:45-1:45 PM ET
  • 4 classes
  • January 4, 11, 18, 25