Free Film Series: American Auteur—Noah Baumbach
April 22 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pmFree
AMERICAN AUTEUR SERIES:
Thursday, April 22 | 4PM
Howie Arkans Discusses the Work of NOAH BAUMBACH – THE SQUID AND THE WHALE and FRANCES HA
THE SQUID AND THE WHALE: Follows two young boys dealing with their parents’ divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980s.
Rent THE SQUID AND THE WHALE here (https://www.amazon.com/Squid-Whale-Jeff-Daniels/dp/B07L4R77TS/ref=sr_1_1?crid=27NJNHU2RS939&dchild=1&keywords=the+squid+and+the+whale&qid=1615501860&s=instant-video&sprefix=THE+SQUID%2Cinstant-video%2C160&sr=1-1)
FRANCES HA: A New York woman (who doesn’t really have an apartment) apprentices for a dance company (though she’s not really a dancer) and throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as the possibility of realizing them dwindles.
Rent FRANCES HA here (https://www.amazon.com/Frances-Ha-Greta-Gerwig/dp/B00FVYSZ20/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=FRANCES+HA&qid=1615502025&s=instant-video&sr=1-1)
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The concept of the auteur—of the filmmaker as an artist and author of his or her works—began in Paris in the late 50s to 60s, where filmmakers and critics reacted to the industrialized of filmmaking in the United States and Europe.
The French word auteur literally translates to the English, “author.” Within the context of cinema, the word auteur is used to describe a director who exerts a high level of control across all aspects of a film. Auteur directors generally have a distinctive style from film-to-film and often fill other roles besides directing including: writing, editing, and sometimes acting in their own films.
Howard Arkans BA, MD, Stanford Howie has had a keen interest in film since his grandmother took him to see THE JAZZ SINGER remake in 1952. He has taught Tuesday at the Movies for OLLI at BCC for the past 12 winters and has been a BIFF REEL Friend for years.
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