CSP 23 NEOREALIST CINEMA: From Rome to Watts to Tehran

In this course, we will explore neorealism as a stylistic and humanistic alternative to traditional Hollywood filmmaking, studying the pioneering work of Vittorio De Sica (Bicycle Thieves) in relation to more recent directors Charles Burnett (Killer of Sheep), John Cassavetes (Opening Night), and Abbas Kiarostami (Close-Up). Our goal will be to broaden our knowledge of how these artists' vision, values, and understanding of life and people work together to open us to new ways of seeing and being in the world.


4 units


Open only to first year frosh