DLCL Spring Film Series: Children of Paradise (1946) Marcel Carné

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

6:30 pm

260-113 Map

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DLCL Film Series

Marcel Carné’s hallmark depiction of the actors and street performers of nineteenth-century Paris is widely regarded as one of the greatest films of all time. Carné’s film may not address resistance directly, but its dedication to art, freedom, and beauty in the face of corruption, poverty, and tyranny remains an unforgettable cinematic masterpiece produced during the Nazi Occupation of France.

Discussion will focus on analyzing the structures, actors, and acts of resistance, rebellion, and revolt in international film. In particular we will look at who resists and why; how a rebel’s identity and social position affects his or her political engagement; and how different forms of resistance can create movements that evolve from grassroots, across governments, and around the globe. In our study of representations of resistance across different schools and cultures of cinema, film technologies, and cinematic history, we will also address the ways that film creates suspense and intrigue, represents cause and effect, and prompts questions of ethics.

These screenings are part of the DLCL Film Series DLCL 152A/354A, which undergraduates and undergraduates can take for one unit C/NC. Audience members are encouraged to participate in the discussions following the films. Please be aware that some films may include graphic or disturbing content: viewers are therefore advised to familiarize themselves with the films' content before viewing. May be repeated for credit.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
260-113 Map

Arts International Dance Humanities Drama Literary Film Screening 

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