Surrealism in Cinema

Schools of Public Engagement: Media

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Surrealism in Cinema
Spring 2024
Taught By: Rebecca Alvin
Section: A

CRN: 3645

Credits: 3

The surrealist movement in art reached its peak during the early years of filmmaking. Surrealists like Salvador Dali and Germaine Dulac saw cinema as an excellent means of exposing a mass audience to their ideas. The films that resulted from this movement are still striking today for their complexity, atypical humor, and attack on the senses. Several recent filmmakers also bring surrealist sensibilities to their work. This course looks at the work of surrealist filmmakers past and present, including Luis Buñuel, David Lynch, Germaine Dulac, and Alexandro Jodorowsky. Students are required to view films on video outside of class; the instructor will help students locate hard-to-find films.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Media (MED)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: Online - Asynchronous

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 4:08am EDT 6/17/2024

Meeting Info:
Building: Online Course
Room: 999
Date Range: 1/22/2024 - 5/15/2024