This page lists visiting instructors and artists, as well as descriptions of new classes. This page is updated every semester. See the current class list for full schedule of courses.
Film 3043-Topics in Film Studies: Lives of 007
Summer 2017, Term A: MWF 1:00pm– 05:00pm - Professor Acevedo-Munoz
By far the most successful brand name in film history, the “James Bond 007” movies created by Harry Saltzman & Albert R. Broccoli, can be considered an essential example on the reliability of formula and the adaptability of generic forms. The brand offers a case study in the cultural politics of Western cinemas in general and genre in particular, and the cinema’s relation to historical and social contexts. Emphasis will be given to the films’ treatment, and re-invention of issues such as the Cold War, the sexual revolution, gender politics, feminism, racism, and technological developments.
FILM 2004 - CU Film Studies Seminar: The Telluride Film Festival
Fall 2017 - F 12:30-4:50 PM - Professor Robinson
Offers students a unique first-hand understanding of the significance of the film festival circuit in the context of global film culture and scholarship. Students will attend Telluride Film Festival screenings, discussions and Q&A sessions. After the festival, weekly screenings of select films from the previous year's festival offer insight into the festival's influence on box-office and the industry's award season.
FILM 3041 - Environmental Cinema
Spring 2017 - Professor Espelie
Interrogates how fiction and nonfiction filmmakers, writers, cinematographers, and moving-image editors have been creatively responded to discoveries made in the field of environmental science. Using books by Rachel Carson and Scott MacDonald as a framework, we will examine a broad spectrum of filmmakers (e.g. Wed Anderson, Todd Haynes, Jennifer Baichwal, Bruce Conner, Percy Smith).