Class: Reception Studies

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May 23rd & 30th (Mondays) 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Instructor: John Trafton
Tuition: $20 ($30 for Film Forum members)

This four-week workshop will look at the interaction between audiences and film—how the context and conditions surrounding a film’s release influence the way a spectator views a film. Reception Studies departs from the traditional Film Studies argument that the film’s text is the site of meaning, instead focusing on how historical events, cultural influences, demographic shifts, and technological advances can shape audience reception. Participants in this workshop will gain a stronger understanding of what can be revealed through studying a film’s reception at a given historical moment and how studying film reception can strengthen their own skills as filmmaker, film writer, or a scholar of a related
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By: Northwest Film Forum

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