When we study film, we often speak of directors as the author of the work, or the auteur. Auteur theory states that a director's oeuvre contains identifiable elements of personal style that distinguish that filmmaker's work from that of others.
This spring, we will explore the work of two auteurs, each integral to the history of film. We will begin with two films by French New Wave filmmaker Alain Resnais and end with two by American early independent cinema director John Cassavetes. We will explore the similarities between these filmmaker's works and discuss how they have left their mark on film history.
These screenings will be at 2pm on Sundays in the SOPAC Loft on the following dates:
FEB 5 Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959, Resnais)
APR 9 My American Uncle (1980, Resnais)
MAY 21 Faces (1968, Cassavetes)
JUN 25 A Woman Under the Influence (1974, Cassavetes)