American Independent Cinema

Course Number: 
DOCST 322S.01
Course Instructor: 
Markos Hadjioannou
Carr 106
Days and Times: 
TuTh 10:05 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.
Course Category: 
Special Topics
Course Type: 
LIT 318S.01
AMI 318S.01

Examination of the emergence, establishment, and transformations of American indie film. Addresses main genres, key films and prominent directors by looking at the aesthetic characteristics of indie films, as well as the social and institutional contexts (primarily its relationship to Hollywood cinema) that led to the creation and important impact of this filmmaking practice. Topics include Midnight Movies of the 70s, New American Cinema, Trash Cinema, Art Cinema, Black Indie Cinema, New Queer Cinema, Generation X, Smart Cinema, Neo Noir, and the Pulp Fiction success story.