We decided to watch a film of our own choice during the month. During our scheduled Film as Literature class time, we will write up some thoughts about the film and share this with the rest of the class. This worked well for our April 8 time. There was a wide range of films watched and it was interesting to read about these. I would be interested in watching some if I can source them, and I am sure other member of the class would also be interested in following up on some of them. Films watched included Brassed Off, Arthur Newman, Bran Nue Dae, The Physician, The Stranger (a Netflix series), the new Phryne Fisher movie, Lion, and Shaun the Sheep. In general, the class members enjoyed the process and are interested in continuing until we can resume our usual class sessions.
About Film as Literature
Do you enjoy watching films? Do you find discussing films adds to your enjoyment? We certainly do. Do you find that you can better understand a movie by hearing and sharing thoughts about the film? In our Film as Literature class we review a film we have watched, discussing the film as we would a book. In 2019 we all watched a selected film screening at BPACC and then discussed the film at our regular class. Due to the closure of BPACC during 2020, we each chose a different film, depending on what we could access (DVD, iView, SBS World Movies, Netflix, etc). We then shared a review with the rest of the class (refer * below). This approach resulted in a wide range of films and interests covered. We will continue this approach for 2021 until we are able to access films at BPACC, either meeting in person to discuss the films watched or sharing our thoughts via email.
Convenor and Contact Details
Joy Shirley 0417065351
1.30 - 3pm
" 2020 - New Normal?"
* During Covid, we shared reviews of films watched during the month via email, with our monthly newsletter report reflecting the wide range of films reviewed. We are including ratings with our reviews.
We welcome anyone who wishes to join us. Contributions are due by the second Monday of the month - email email@example.com
2019 - "Normal" Hopefully in 2021 we will be able to return to our usual format in which we meet together each month to discuss a film we have watched, discussing the film as we would a book.
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