Ped Mall -The Screening Room Mon, Oct 28, 2019 6:00 PM
Series Info
Film Info
Year Released:2019


FilmScene is proud to introduce our new series FilmScene 101, which presents year-round, multi-week cinema seminars taught by some of the best and brightest film-focused minds in our community. Courses focus on genres, filmmakers, eras or movements and provide participants an opportunity for deeper engagement with the moving image. Course tuition includes film screenings and seminars, bottomless popcorn and the freedom to geek out.

$50 for FilmScene Members / $60 for non-Members

You can't always believe what you see...or can you? FilmScene's 4-week course Fact or Fiction will challenge the conventional differences between fiction and documentary cinema by exploring the grey area between them. Is fiction always false? Is documentary always true? From mockumentaries to biopics, this series of films and discussions will consider how narrative films sometimes speak the gospel truth and how documentaries often stray from object reality.

Course instructors: University of Iowa professors Corey Creekmur (Cinematic Arts) and Kembrew McLeod (Communication Studies).

Monday, October 28: THIS IS SPINAL TAP (1984; Dir. Rob Reiner / USA)
Monday, November 4: STORIES WE TELL (2012; Dir. Sarah Polley / Canada)
Monday, November 11: SYMBIOPSYCHOTAXIPLASM (1968; Dir. William Greaves / USA)
Monday, November 18: I'M NOT THERE (2007; Dir. Todd Haynes / USA)

Course meets for four consecutive weeks on Monday evenings from 6-9pm at FilmScene's Ped Mall location
Students must be 18+, outside food is allowed and bottomless popcorn is provided with tuition.