Free Winter Film Course

The Melbourne skies have darkened and the temperature’s dropped, which is the perfect time for the MFU to launch our winter film course. ‘An Introduction to the Politics of Representation and Aesthetics in Cinema’ will take place on Tuesday evenings from next Tuesday 14 June at Long Play (318 St Georges Rd, North Fitzroy). Each session will run from approx. 6.30-8.30pm, and will involve the screening of a film or clips from films, a short lecture by academics, critics or filmmakers, and an open discussion. Topics range from images of war and post-9/11 representations of screen violence, to portrayals of mental illness, the politics of apocalyptic -zombie horror films and Indian documentaries.

When: Tuesdays From 14th of June – 12th of July 2011 6.30 – 8:00pm
Venue: Long Play 318 St Georges Road North Fitzroy 3068
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week 1

14th of June 2011

Images of War: Aesthetics, Simulation and Fascism
(Mr. Tyson Namow, La Trobe University)
Lessons of Darkness: A Requiem for An Uninhabitable Planet 1992 (Dir. Werner Herzog)

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week 2

21st of June 2011

Post-911 and Representations of Screen Violence
(Dr. Gabrielle Murray)
Taxi to the Dark Side 2007 (Dir. Alex Gibney)

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week 3

28th of June 2011

‘Voice’ and Politics in Indian Documentary Film
(Ms. Shweta Kishore, Documentary Filmmaker)

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week 4

5th of July 2011

Cinema and the Power of Empathy: Portrayals of Mental Illness in Recent Australian Films
(Dr. Fincina Hopgood, University of Melbourne)
Clips will be shown from films such as Shine(1996), Cosi (1996) and The Black Balloon (2008)

week 5

12th of July 2011

The Politics of Apocalyptic-Zombie Horror Films
(Dr. Saige Walton, University of Melbourne)
Night of the Living Dead 1968 (Dir. George A. Romero)

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