Wednesday, October 25, 2006

THIRD WEEK: GLOBAL SATIRICAL CINEMA

This week we will read descriptions, mostly by amateurs, of world cinema with a satirical edge. Click on the titles below to read the descriptions:

International Gorillay, Pakistan, 1990.

Golden Chicken, Hong Kong, 2002.

Guimba the Tyrant, Mali, 1995.

Amar Akbar Anthony, India, 1977.

Visitor Q, Japan, 2001.

The assignment will be to imagine your own satirical film and write a one-page synopsis of it. Or, try to get inside one of the films above as much as you can and write a poem out of that experience. Watch the film if you can get a copy of it. Google the title and read more about it.

Since we will not be meeting on November 3, the assignment will be due in two weeks, on November 10.

I will likely be screening Guimba the Tyrant on Tuesday evening, November 7, beginning at 6:00 p.m. at my apartment in Brooklyn. That's purely optional, but if enough people want to, we'll hold a screening, and I'll see some of you there! (Directions will be given in the workshop, or e-mailed.)

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