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Storytelling on the Screen: The Elements of Cinematic Style
We know the stories that unfold on film can move, thrill, and transport us. How do directors orchestrate the complex mix of words, sounds, and images to tell them? In this 4-session courseJack Jorgens, professor emeritus in the department of literature at American University, analyzes scenes from some of the screen’s best works to define how cinematic expression works. This session analyzes films such as Amadeus and The Imitation Game.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 12:00 PM
Storytelling on the Screen: The Elements of Cinematic Style
We know the stories that unfold on film can move, thrill, and transport us. How do directors orchestrate the complex mix of words, sounds, and images to tell them? In this 4-session courseJack Jorgens, professor emeritus in the department of literature at American University, analyzes scenes from some of the screen’s best works to define how cinematic expression works. This session analyzes films and shows such as Downton Abbey and Citizen Kane.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 12:00 PM
The Enduring Magnificent Seven
The latest version of The Magnificent Seven, starring Chris Pratt and Denzel Washington, is set for a September release. It’s a remake of the 1960 film of the same name.  Find out why this timeless story has endured across the decades, various media, and languages and cultures.
Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 10:00 AM
Storytelling on the Screen: The Elements of Cinematic Style
We know the stories that unfold on film can move, thrill, and transport us. How do directors orchestrate the complex mix of words, sounds, and images to tell them? In this 4-session courseJack Jorgens, professor emeritus in the department of literature at American University, analyzes scenes from some of the screen’s best works to define how cinematic expression works. This session analyzes films such as Modern Times and Mr. Hulot's Holiday.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 12:00 PM
Storytelling on the Screen: The Elements of Cinematic Style
We know the stories that unfold on film can move, thrill, and transport us. How do directors orchestrate the complex mix of words, sounds, and images to tell them? In this 4-session courseJack Jorgens, professor emeritus in the department of literature at American University, analyzes scenes from some of the screen’s best works to define how cinematic expression works. This session analyzes films such as Throne of Blood and Macbeth.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 12:00 PM
A Taste of Japan
Join Rudy Maxa, host of Rudy Maxa’s World on public television, and local restaurateur Daisuke Utagawa (Daikaya, Bantam King) for a preview of their upcoming series Taste of Japan, which follows their search for the ingredients, the people, and the traditions behind the country’s exquisite cuisine.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 6:45 PM