2021 – Summer

Film Journalism (Session 1)

Course Number: SS1: JOUR-UA 202

Day & Time: Tue/Thu - 4:00-7:00pm

Location: Online

Instructor: Craigh Barboza

Albert Course Number: TBD

This intensive 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 screenings and close readings of works by Brooks Barnes, Stephanie Zacharek, Pauline Kael, Molly Haskell, Francois Truffaut and Wesley Morris. Planned class trips include a covering major film festival and personalized tour and Q&A with the staff of Film at Lincoln Center, home to Film Comment magazine and the New York Film Festival. In addition to discussing individual films and film movements, the class will cover the essential skills of journalism, with guest speakers offering guidance on specific topics like reporting and interviewing techniques. Classwork will include writing exercises, presentations and workshops. By the end of the course, students will have raised their cinema I.Q. and completed several publishable articles.