Film, Prophecy and Culture
Instructors: Brian J. Walsh and Sherry Coman
Humans are story-telling animals. We find our identity, memory, vision and our meaning through the narratives of our lives. While the church has been a foundational story telling institution, it has clearly been eclipsed in the last half century by various forms of mass media, and most notably through cinema.
In this course we will use the Toronto International Film Festival as our classroom. Engaging in a two-way dialogue between film and Christian theology, students will develop a biblically theological understanding of contemporary film. We will explore the prophetic, pastoral, liturgical and theological contribution that contemporary cinema can make to Christian reflection and praxis in a late modern socio-historical context.
Format: This course will meet on Tuesday, September 4 (7.00pm), Sunday September 9 (7.00pm), and throughout TIFF where we will see a minimum of five films together and continue with four more seminars in September and October
Note: Students will be responsible for the cost of their own tickets for the Toronto International Film Festival.
Registration Deadline: June 30, 2012
For full description of this course consult the TST website or contact Prof. Walsh: (email@example.com)