FILMSCENE 101: NEO-NOIR

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Showings

Virtual Screening Room Tue, Nov 2 7:00 PM
Series Info
Series:Education
Film Info
Rating:R
Runtime:60 minutes
Director:Various
Year Released:1971-2014
Production Country:USA

Description

FilmScene is proud to continue our 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.

This course will take place virtually over Zoom (link provided). Films will be watched by registrants outside of course meetings. FilmScene does not provide access to the films, but please see below for access options! All films are available with subscriptions through various streaming platforms or available for $2.99-$4.99 for streaming rental.

$15 for FilmScene Members / $20 for non-Members - click on the 7:00 button above to register!

Many of us are familiar with the tropes and motifs of 1940s noir: the shadows and shadowy characters, the femme fatales, the canted angles, the mysteries, and the murder. In the 1970s, neo-noir emerged as a spin-off genre with similar narratives, but formal and stylistic changes. As the ratings system adapted in the 1960s to European film's influence on American audience's proclivity for sex and violence, neo-noir became more explicit, riskier, and inverted traditional gendered norms. This class will explore three neo-noir films that encapsulate these narrative and formal changes including Alan J. Pakula's Klute (1971) starring Jane Fonda, Jane Campion's In the Cut (2003) starring Meg Ryan, and Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice (2014) starring Joaquin Phoenix.

Tuesday, November 2: Klute (1971) dir. Alan J. Pakula - available on Criterion Channel, Amazon, iTunes and Google Play
Tuesday, November 9: In the Cut (2003) dir. Jane Campion - available on Criterion Channel, Netflix, Amazon, iTunes and Google Play
Tuesday, November 16: Inherent Vice (2014) dir. Paul Thomas Anderson - available on Kanopy, Amazon, iTunes and Google Play

Course meets for three consecutive weeks on Tuesday evenings from 7-8pm via Zoom. Registered students will be provided with Zoom details.

Students must be 18+

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 holds a BA in English and Creative Writing from UNC-Chapel Hill, an MA in Film Studies from the University of Iowa, and is currently getting her MFA in creative nonfiction from the University of Iowa.