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FILM STUDIES CLASS • Background as Foreground: Landscape as Character in Three American Films
September 4 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
CT United States
With Dr. Mark Schenker, Dean of Academic Affairs, Yale College
Featured Film: Days of Heaven (1978) dir. Terence Malick; available from NETFLIX at DVD only, rental from Amazon Prime for $2.99
Mark J. Schenker of Yale College and Florence Griswold Museum’s successful “How to Read a Film” series returns to discuss three American films from different decades of the last 50 years with respect to the role that landscape plays in our movie-viewing experience when the background moves into the foreground. The series is being offered in conjunction with the Museum’s new exhibition “Fresh Fields: American Impressionist Landscapes from the Florence Griswold Museum.”
One of the most critically-acclaimed films of all time, Days of Heaven is a moving story about two men who love the same woman. Richard Gere, a fugitive from the slums of Chicago, finds himself pitted against a shy, rich Texan (Sam Shepard) for the love of Abby (Brooke Adams).–Amazon
The lecture will take place virtually via GoTo Webinar and a link to access the event will be sent when participants register. The event is free but registration is required via our website.