The Art of Silent Film | Newberry

The Art of Silent Film

Thursday, March 3, 2016
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Thursdays, March 3 - April 7

2:30 - 4:30 pm *PLEASE NOTE THE TIME SLOT HAS CHANGED FROM THAT IN THE PRINTED BROCHURE

Led by Steven Venturino
Online registration is closed. Please call (312) 255-3700.

Seminar Description

Silent movies are much more than simply “movies without sound.” Rather, they represent a distinct art form. This seminar invites you to watch and discuss 12 international masterpieces of the silent film era, including examples of comedy, drama, suspense, and expressionism. Through lively readings of early film criticism, we will develop new ways of seeing the moving image and appreciating how these silent movies stand as fully formed artistic achievements.

Steven Venturino, PhD, teaches at Loyola University Chicago and is the author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism.

Materials List

Required:

  • Rudolf Arnheim, Film as Art. Berkeley: U California P, 1957. ISBN: 978-0-520-24837-3

Readings for the First Session:

  • There are no required preparatory readings.

Cost and Registration Information

Early Registration Price (by February 6): $200.
Regular Price (after February 6): $220.

Online registration is closed. Please call (312) 255-3700 to register.

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about our registration procedures.