Values in Current Release Oscar Preview


This course is for those who love good films. We work on a selection of the most interesting films nominated for the Oscars each year, both American and international. We debate how each film has affected your personal perception of the plot and the story, developing a cinematic vocabulary and the ability to explore them through critical analysis. The class engages participants in discussion about: the director’s view point, cinematography, analysis of main characters, and story development. Each week two films are presented  and participants are encouraged to previously watch the selected films in order to fully participate in class.

Films Selected in 2014

  • Gravity
  • Prince Avalanche
  • Blue Jasmine
  • August: Osage County
  • American Hustle
  • The Wolf of Wall Street
  • Philomena
  • 12 Years of Slave
  • Nebraska
  • La grande bellezza (The Great Beauty)

Films Selected in 2015

  • Boyhood
  • Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • Relatos Salvajes (Wild Tales)
  • Whiplash
  • The Imitation Game
  • Leviathan
  • Finding Vivian Maier
  • Ida
  • Deux jours, une nuit

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