FILM3082History of Canadian Cinema (A) (Cross-Listed: CCS 3082 and MAAC 3082)3 ch (3C) (W)

Focuses on the first half-century of filmmaking in Canada and the nation's long struggle to develop and sustain a functioning film industry in the shadow of Hollywood. Readings and screenings trace the history of the movies in Canada from the silent era to the 1970s. Issues raised may include Canadian/American relations, national and regional identities, tensions between art and entertainment, media and cultural policy, representation of race, class, and gender, and relation of Canadian film to other media (TV, radio, video) and other arts (painting, music, literature) in Canada.

NOTE: Students can obtain credit for only one of CCS 3082, FILM 3082, WLCS 3082, and MAAC 3082.

Prerequisite: Open to students who have completed at least 45 ch, or with permission of the instructor.