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The group will view and critique six films directed by women from different generations and several countries. The films include Kelly Reichardt’s Certain Women (2016); Jane Campion’s The Piano 1993); Susanne Bier’s After the Wedding (2006); Gillian Armstrong’s My Brilliant Career (1979); Claire Denis’ White Material (2009), and Sarah Polley’s Away From Her (2006). The objective is for members to increase their understanding and appreciation of the collaborative art of filmmaking and to expand their knowledge of the work of these acclaimed women directors. Members will share their responses and insights into various aspects of the films, such as screenplay, direction, action, setting, performances, cinematography, themes and symbols, editing, and sound. The facilitators will provide a framework for appreciating each film and Individual members of the group may assume responsibility for leading the discussions.

When: Wednesdays
Time: 1:00 - 3:30 PM
Dates: Sept. 20, Oct. 4, Oct. 18, Nov. 1, Nov. 15, and Nov. 29
Where:  Facilitators' home
Facilitators: Robert M. Seiler and Tamara P. Seiler, Professors Emeriti, Dept. of Communication, Media and Film, University of Calgary
Minimum:  5

12 -- If the group gets to about 12 people regularly attending, we will likely establish a wait list and explore starting a second group


To register or get on the waiting list e mail: tseiler@ucalgary.ca.  Participants must indicate whether or not they will be attending each session, and those on the waiting list will be contacted whenever space is available. 

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