2018 - Summer

Film Journalism (Session 1)

Course Number: SS1: JOUR-UA 202.001

Day & Time: T/R - 5:45-8:45 pm

Location: 20 Cooper Square

Instructor: Craigh Barboza

Albert Course Number: 3072

This course is designed for students with a serious interest in writing about movies for print and digital media. Students practice various forms of film journalism while developing a critical understanding of the art form through close readings of works by Brooks Barnes, Stephanie Zacharek, Roger Ebert, Pauline Kael, Molly Haskell, Joseph Gelmis, James Baldwin, Peter Biskind and Francois Truffaut. Planned class trips include a film festival and press event. In addition to discussing individual auteurs and film movements, we will cover the essential skills of journalism, with guest speakers offering guidance on specific topics like gathering and checking information and interviewing techniques. Classwork will include writing exercises, workshops and screenings. By the end of the course, students will have raised their cinema I.Q. and written a movie review, profile, box-office report and other assignments.