“If It Moves, It Can Move You”: Opposites in the Cinema
Taught by Ken Kimmelman
This series shows how the art of the cinema, in its technique and meaning, and in all its diversity—from slapstick to spectacle, cinema verité to the fantastic, tragedy to comedy—is a oneness of the permanent opposites in reality. We study how such opposites as rest and motion, light and dark, continuity and discontinuity, unity and variety—opposites we are trying to make sense of in our lives—are present in the motion picture, from The Great Train Robbery of 1903 to the latest cinematic achievement. Film excerpts are shown and discussed.
One Wednesday per month, 6 – 8 PM