FREN 311 French Cinema

French film from its origins in1895 to the present. Early film, technology, and physiology: the Lumires, Marey, Melis; classic French cinema: Renoir, Gance. The French New Wave: Resnais, Truffaut, Godard, and others. Avant-garde, surrealist, and science fiction films; postmodernity, film and video; women filmmakers and feminist film theory. Attendance at screening is required. Taught in English; films in French with English subtitles.