Oct. 2–Nov. 6
10 a.m.–12 p.m.
Filmmakers in other countries have wider latitude to explore contemporary issues and to reevaluate historical events. Watch a new or recent one-hour film in each class, then discuss various aspects of filmmaking such as the filmmaker’s point of view, the effects of the camera’s presence, the balance between intellect and emotion, and artistic aspirations. Gain a richer understanding of how documentaries are constructed for maximum impact.
Michael Fox has written about film for SF Weekly, SF360.org, and KQED.org, among other outlets. He curates and hosts the Friday night CinemaLit series at the Mechanics’ Institute and teaches at the San Francisco Art Institute, OLLI @Berkeley, and San Francisco State University. He is a member of the San Francisco Film Critics Circle.