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Spring 2011
Jan 19,2018
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One of the most relevant developments in American culture of the last two decades is the emergence of independent cinema as a viable alternative to Hollywood. Cinema is one of the dominant art forms of the 20th Century but its influences in our society can't be fully understood until we consider the complex, dissonant and diverse voices coming from the independent film movement. This course examines the socio-economic, political and artistic forces that led to the rise of American independent cinema and the artistic and political impact of independent movies in depicting the cinema of the "other America." This course on critical issues in American independent cinema will analyze contemporary independent movies as a form of counter-cultural expression and multi-diverse production with the goal of proficiency in understanding and analyzing the manner in which visual language, genre forms, narrative structures, and modes of production generate meaning(s) to diverse contemporary audiences. Satisfies CA upper level core.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online Course, Screening, Seminar

Contemporary Arts Department

Course Attributes:
MJ-AMER-Amer Artistic Express, MJ-AMER-Advanced Cat Elective, CA-School Core-300 Level, GE-INTERCULT NORTH AMERICA, WRITING INTENSIVE

Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
May not be enrolled as the following Classifications:     

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