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Course Description

Exploring Cinema is an appreciation of film through the examination of diverse genres and themes. Each week, a complete film will be screened, followed by a class discussion. This semester, the course will explore the following topics: Movies About Television—Films that shed light on the way television manipulates public perceptions and impacts contemporary society (Quiz Show, The Truman Show, Pleasantville). Hot Spots—A mix of documentary and fiction films examining wars, rebellions, and resistance movements from Vietnam to the Balkans (Last Days in Vietnam, The Tillman Story, Before the Rain, The Battle of Algiers). Dysfunctional Families—Many directors, from independent filmmakers to the Coen Brothers, have chronicled struggles within families, especially those with single mothers (Fish Tank, The Florida Project, A Serious Man). Facilitated Discussion Viewing Videos 
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