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Runtime:90 minutes
Year Released:Various


FilmScene is proud to continue our series FilmScene 101, which presents year-round 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.

This course meets ONCE for 90 minutes on Thursday, March 25 at 7pm CST. Registered students will be provided with Zoom details. FilmScene does not provide access to the films that will be discussed, please see below for access options!

$5 for FilmScene Members / $10 for non-Members - click on the 7:00 button above to register!

While the sci-fi genre is filled with fierce female characters (Ellen Ripley, Leia Organa, Sarah Conner, Uhura), traditionally women have not had the opportunity to tell sci-fi stories. But when female filmmakers imagine a world outside of this world, they create entirely different views of the future - utopias and dystopias with depth, complex relationships between humans and machines, and a sensibility unique to the genre. This FilmScene 101 "mini" will explore four science fiction films directed by women and their impact on the industry and audiences.

DEEP IMPACT (1998, dir. Mimi Leder) - available to watch on Amazon Prime, Google Play and Starz
FAST COLOR (2019, dir. Julia Hart) - available to watch on Amazon Prime, Hulu and AppleTV
HIGH LIFE (2019, dir. Claire Denis) - available to watch on Amazon Prime, Kanopy, AppleTV
STRANGE DAYS (1995, dir. Kathryn Bigelow) - check your local library for availability

Course instructor: Hannah Bonner
Hannah Bonner's poetry has appeared in Asheville Poetry Review, PromptPress, Schlag, So to Speak, The North Carolina Literary Review, The Pinch Journal, The Vassar Review, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, and Two Peach. Her essays have been published in Bright Wall/Dark Room, Bustle, The Little Patuxent Review, and VIDA: Women in the Literary Arts. She has published academic articles on HBO's Girls, social media, performance art, and archives for scholarly publications such as Routledge and South Central Review, among others. She holds a BA in English and Creative Writing from UNC-Chapel Hill and a MA in Film Studies from the University of Iowa.

Presented as part of Science on Screen® - An initiative of the COOLIDGE CORNER THEATRE, with major support from the ALFRED P. SLOAN FOUNDATION.