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Anatomy of Cinema: How Movies Move Us

Anatomy of Cinema: How Movies Move Us

When we watch a film, the experience washes over us. We pay attention to the story and recognize its effect, but we may not notice the techniques that move us—the underlying anatomy that makes up every film. In a series of four two-hour sessions, Vanderbilt faculty members in cinema and media arts lead interactive discussions on film technique and the aesthetic experience of the moving image.

Peripheral Visions: HAGAZUSSA

Peripheral Visions: HAGAZUSSA

In a remote Alpine village in the 15th century, the orphan Albrun grows up to become a marked woman. The scapegoat of ancient superstitions and monstrous misogyny, this self-styled witch begins to assert her otherworldly birthright.

Seminar: The Sensual, the Monstrous, and the Everyday in the Cinema of Claire Denis

Seminar: The Sensual, the Monstrous, and the Everyday in the Cinema of Claire Denis

In this seminar, we consider clips from Denis’ prolific body of work to see how she captures haptic moments of tenderness and terror, and lyrical scenes of love, loss and pain—and how she refuses to conform to expected conventions in storytelling, cinematography and pacing. Presented by Amy Bertram, Lecturer in Motion Pictures at Belmont University.

Rental Screening: MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL

Rental Screening: MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL

This special screening of MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL is the third annual Fisk & Film Event. The event features a food & wine cocktail reception and a Q&A hosted by Vicki Yates of News Channel 5 with musician Rod McGaha. All proceeds benefit the Fisk University Scholarship Fund.

Rental Event: Dreamer Boy

Rental Event: Dreamer Boy

Dreamer Boy is the musical project of Zach Taylor, based out of Nashville, Tennessee. Zach and roommate/producer Bobby Knepper, met while attending Belmont University and collaborated on their debut project Love, Nostalgia, which was released in November of 2018.

Rental Screening: WRESTLE

Rental Screening: WRESTLE

HOOP DREAMS goes to the mat in this intimate, coming-of-age documentary about four members of a high-school wrestling team at Huntsville’s J.O. Johnson High School, a longstanding entry on Alabama’s list of failing schools.

SET IT OFF

SET IT OFF

We’re back at it again with another pizza and a movie 90’s blassic! F. Gary Gray’s (the director of Friday) SET IT OFF breaks the mold of traditional heist films by having four strong female protagonists with an unbreakable bond.

An Evening with Joe Bob Briggs

An Evening with Joe Bob Briggs "How Rednecks Saved Hollywood"

Spend a hilarious, eye-popping, fast-and-furious two hours with the legendary Joe Bob Briggs, America’s foremost drive-in movie critic, as he uses over 200 clips and stills to review the history of rednecks in America as told through the classics of both exploitation and mainstream movies.

RiffTrax Live: THE GIANT SPIDER INVASION

RiffTrax Live: THE GIANT SPIDER INVASION

There’s a monster in Wisconsin, and it’s going to slowly, VERY slowly, strike TERROR INTO YOUR HEART! Sure your grandma could outrun it, but TERROR is more fun! When a fiery meteor lands in the woods, strange things begin to happen in this small Wisconsin town — even weirder than usual, and that’s a pretty high bar! Live from the Belcourt Theatre!

 

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