Film Punk: The French New Wave

Taught by filmmaker and author Daryle Conners, B.A. in Film from NYU/Center for Inter-critical Film Studies in Paris.

Tuesdays, March 1st through March 22nd
7- 8:30 p.m, with optional screenings from 8:30 - 10:00 p.m.

Four weeks, $95. Class size: 10-20 students.

Location: Class will be held in Wallingford. Address will be sent to each participant upon registration.

It's been 50 years since the directors of the French New Wave upended the world of cinema with their revolutionary approach to filmmaking. The French New Wave, or Le Nouvelle Vague, was started by some of Paris's most prestigious film critics, who decided to apply their theories in reality and make films themselves. Stylish, experimental, and daring, the French New Wave permanently changed the face of contemporary cinema, and many of its directors continue to innovate to this day.

Week 1: The Birth of the French New Wave and Cahiers du Cinema
Optional screening: Francois Truffaut’s 400 Blows

Week 2: The Cinematic Techniques of the French New Wave
Optional screening:  Jean-luc Godard’s Breathless

Week 3: The Left Bank Directors
Optional screening: Chris Marker’s La Jeté (short) and Alain Resnais’ Hiroshima Mon Amour.

Week 4:  Why the French New Wave Still Matters
Optional screening Claude Chabrol’s Le Boucher (The Butcher)

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