Ken Kimmelman, Emmy award-winning filmmaker and Aesthetic Realism consultant, says about this upcoming class in his course “If It Moves It Can Move You”: Opposites in the Cinema:
Some of the most loved films in the world are about animals–dogs, horses, pigs, bears, even whales. People have been stirred by the way animals have shown faithfulness, gratitude, and courage. To see an orphan bear cub seeking a new mother, or a dog saving a man’s life at the risk of his own, has moved audiences to tears.
Some of the films I’ll be discussing in this class are: The Bear; Duma; Born Free; Hachi; A Dog of Flanders.