WL ARTS C284
Documentary: Theories and Approaches
Description: Lecture, three hours. Designed for graduate students. Documentary practices--early actualities, city symphonies, observational cinema, avant garde, and self-reflexive films--to introduce complexity and creativity at heart of this form. Key theories and approaches of documentary film. Analysis of how performativity, subjectivity, and ideology percolate documentary aesthetics and inform cinematographic, audiographic, and editorial decisions. Concurrently scheduled with course C184. S/U or letter grading.