What exactly does the designation indie mean when both filmmakers who disseminate their work online and specialized divisions within Hollywood studios claim this term as their own? In this course we will trace the development of the independent cinema from the late 1960s when first-time directors challenged Hollywood norms to create the New American Cinema, through its heyday the 1990s, into the present era-where many argue it has become thoroughly institutionalized. In examining the enormously flexible characterization independent we will draw on of a variety of code systems (cultural, artistic, narrative, cinematic, and intertextual) to analyze the work of such directors as George Romero, Julie Dash, Todd Haynes, Mira Nair, Jim Jarmusch, Spike Lee, and Kelly Reichardt. Counts for: Film Studies, AMS.
Location & Meeting Time
Karp Hall-001+ T/TH 01:55PM-03:40PM LEC