16. January 2018 - 10:00
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Curious Minds: Shadow States: Politics on Film | Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema | Tuesday, 16. January 2018

Film writer Geoff Pevere, who has been writing, teaching and broadcasting about movies, media and popular culture for more than 30 years, guides us through politics in film.

The birth of the movies coincided with one of the great periods of global upheaval and unrest. They were born in a heated political context, and they have carried the traces of that revolutionary impulse ever since. There’s something about the medium that conveys hopes, ideals, anger and insurgence like no other art form, and to this day there’s no clearer mirror into our collective political dreams, nightmares, fantasies and (yes, every now and then) reality. Starting at the turn of the 20th century and ending in the age of Trump, this course explores how movies have reflected—and instigated—political change, and the lessons they can teach us in this moment of political uncertainty and turmoil.

Tuesdays, January 16–February 27, 10:00 a.m. to noon
Please note there is no class on February 6

Single Class: $21 (Members: $17, $14, Free)
6-Week Course: $63 (Members: $54, $42, Free)

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