Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave. (map)
The ways we obtain information, and the ways we are entertained, have changed radically over the past 100 years. From the printed page to the silver screen, from the 'talking box' to the world wide web, media has undergone a series of revolutions in presentation, in ethics, and in content. What is ‘the media,’ and how is it depicted in movies? How does the constantly changing media landscape affect not only those who consume media, but also those who create it? This series will examine several fiction and documentary films that shine a light on the evolutions and circumlocutions of our slippery media culture. In late 2007, filmmakers Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost sensed a story unfolding as they began to film the life of Ariel's brother, Nev. They had no idea that their project would lead to the most exhilarating and unsettling months of their lives. A reality thriller that is a shocking product of our times, "Catfish" is a riveting story of love, deception, and grace within a labyrinth of online intrigue. Directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman (2010). This series takes place Tuesday evenings for the screening, analysis, and lively discussion of great films with Colorado College professors Dylan Nelson and Clay Haskell.