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The Art of Film

Join us for our monthly film screening series featuring the best in internationally-renowned independent and arts-related movies- The Art of Film.

The Art of Film presents a forum for appreciating movies as an art form. With audience Q&A and talkback sessions with film directors and faculty from Florida Southern College following each screening, this unique Polk Museum series will entertain, engage, and educate audiences of all ages. 

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Chronicle of a Summer

Director: Jean Rouch

Chronicle of a Summer, Jean Rouch, 1961

Synopsis: Real-life individuals discuss topics on society, happiness in the working class among others and with those testimonies the filmmakers create fictional moments based on their interviews. Later on, the individuals discuss the images created.

Director Bio: Jean Rouch was a French filmmaker and anthropologist. He is considered to be one of the founders of cinéma-vérité in France, which shared the aesthetics of the direct cinema spearheaded by Richard Leacock, D.A. Pennebaker and Albert and David Maysles. Rouch's practice as a filmmaker, for over sixty years in Africa, was characterized by the idea of shared anthropology.

Doors open at 6:00 pm
Introduction and Screening at 6:30 pm

The Art of Film is free to attend. Cash bar available.

Organized by:
William Allen, Associate Professor of Digital Media, Florida Southern College
Matthew Herbertz, Assistant Professor of Communication, Florida Southern College

 

Registration not necessary but appreciated. Please complete this form to register.

Earlier Event: February 16
Docent-Led Tour
Later Event: February 18
After School Art