Film Series + Festivals

Summer Film School

Film Series + Festivals

Summer Film School

Summer Film School is a great way to learn how to recognize and analyze the unique conventions movies use to have flat, giant images on a wall make us laugh, weep, and cheer.

Broken into four classes, Summer Film School this year is going to focus on the world of tomorrow. We’re going to be asking and answering how films, throughout various points in history, have imagined and created ideas and physical pictures of the future.

To do that, we’re going to unpack the settings, tone, dialogue, plots, and themes of four films dotted throughout the 20th Century: Metropolis (1927), The 10th Victim (1965), Back to the Future: Part II (1989), and The Matrix (1999).

Lectures will run about 30 minutes on each subject before screening each classic film. After the film, there will be a discussion of how the film spoke to its present by depicting the future and what we can learn from it today.

The Matrix (1999)

At its core, The Matrix is the story of Neo (Keanu Reeves), who red pills his way into realizing the world as he knows it is a simulation.

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