This week we discuss making cell phone films in the first part of class. In the second section, we talk about URBAN SELF-PORTRAIT films from Alvarez’s book Documenting Cityscapes.
We focused on the three types of Urban Self-Portraits he discusses:
- Self Portrait as Socio-Political Documentary
- Self Portrait as Essay Film
- Self Portrait as Self-Fiction
In discussing these three areas, we focused on films from each of these areas. Links to films we discussed are below.
Roger & Me, Michael Moore
Of Time and the City, Terence Davies
“We love the place we hate/ then hate the place we love. / We leave the place we love / then spend a lifetime trying to regain it.”
My Winnipeg, Guy Maddin