This Spring, the Coolidge Corner Theatre offers a class about the French New Wave, a cinematic movement that redefined the film-making industry. Entitled French Connections: The New Wave, the class aims at giving an in-depth presentation of this major movement that every cinema lover should know.

Presentation:

More than half a century after its heyday, the French New Wave remains the most influential film movement in the history of cinema. French Connections: The New Wave looks back to a selection of  innovative and engaging movies made within or directly drawing on the movement. Highlighting both their distinctive style and their political resonances, it considers their achievement, legacy and ongoing relevance.

The class revolves around five films, each being the subject of one session.
The films presented are: The 400 Blows by François Truffaut (1959), Breathless by Jean-Luc Godard (1960), Cleo from 5 to 7 by Agnès Varda (1962), Le Rayon Vert by Eric Rohmer (1986), and Love Songs by Christophe Honoré (2007).

About the Instructor

Mary  HarrodMary Harrod is Assistant Professor in French Studies at the University of Warwick, UK, and Visiting Scholar in Comparative Media Studies and Writing at MIT. She holds a MA in Modern Languages from the University of Oxford and a PhD in Film Studies from King's college London. She is the author of numerous journal articles and book chapters on European and Hollywood cinema, as well as two books: the co-edited collection The Europeanness of European Cinema (2015) and the monograph From France with Love: Gender and Identity in French Romantic Comedy (currently nominated for the British Academy of Film, Television and Screen Studies Best Monograph prize for 2017).


To learn more and register, click here.
Members: $120
Non-members: $150
Coolidge Corner Theatre 290 Harvard St., Brookline, MA

French New Wave Class at the Coolidge Corner Theatre

When
Tuesday at 6:45pm May 30 - June 27 (5 sessions)
Where
Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard St., Brookline, MA

This Spring, the Coolidge Corner Theatre offers a class about the French New Wave, a cinematic movement that redefined the film-making industry. Entitled French Connections: The New Wave, the class aims at giving an in-depth presentation of this major movement that every cinema lover should know.

Presentation:

More than half a century after its heyday, the French New Wave remains the most influential film movement in the history of cinema. French Connections: The New Wave looks back to a selection of  innovative and engaging movies made within or directly drawing on the movement. Highlighting both their distinctive style and their political resonances, it considers their achievement, legacy and ongoing relevance.

The class revolves around five films, each being the subject of one session.
The films presented are: The 400 Blows by François Truffaut (1959), Breathless by Jean-Luc Godard (1960), Cleo from 5 to 7 by Agnès Varda (1962), Le Rayon Vert by Eric Rohmer (1986), and Love Songs by Christophe Honoré (2007).

About the Instructor

Mary  HarrodMary Harrod is Assistant Professor in French Studies at the University of Warwick, UK, and Visiting Scholar in Comparative Media Studies and Writing at MIT. She holds a MA in Modern Languages from the University of Oxford and a PhD in Film Studies from King's college London. She is the author of numerous journal articles and book chapters on European and Hollywood cinema, as well as two books: the co-edited collection The Europeanness of European Cinema (2015) and the monograph From France with Love: Gender and Identity in French Romantic Comedy (currently nominated for the British Academy of Film, Television and Screen Studies Best Monograph prize for 2017).


To learn more and register, click here.
Members: $120
Non-members: $150
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