Rock Valley College
Rockford, Illinois


Film Appreciation

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Intro to Film
(Adult) Examine the basic film techniques and basic methods of film analysis. The course places emphasis on understanding and appreciating film as a major art form. Topics in American and International cinema are explored through weekly screenings, readings, discussions, and lectures
DRM 803 BLL7        Fathead Films                    $50
3/26-4/23                 W 6:00-8:00 pm           5 Sessions
Bell School Rd. Ctr  3350 N. Bell School Rd.    Room 004

Film as Propaganda
(HS-Adult) We will look at how film has been used as a form of propaganda. Through our viewing of films from the 1940’s, 50’s, and 60’s, we will gain an understanding not only of filmmaking, but also how messages are transmitted. Various discussion topics include: war, political movements, drugs, and dangers to males and females. A definite must for film lovers!
DRM 803 BLL4       Reka Ehrentreu            $42
2/15-3/29                   Sa 12:30-2:00pm      6 Sessions
RVC Classroom II Bldg                                Room 124

Sitcom Families
(HS-Adult) We will look at the American family as portrayed in sitcoms. Shows range from the 1950’s to present. Each week, a different topic will be viewed and discussed (males as primary caregivers, blended families, and much more). We will be observing the changes in the American family–from “I Love Lucy” to “Malcom in the Middle”. A course for all those who love sitcoms!
DRM 803 BLL         Reka Ehrentreu              $42
2/15-3/29                  Sa 11:00am-12:30pm   6 Sessions
RVC Classroom Bldg ll                                   Room 126
NO CLASS 3/15 

Tv & Pop Culture
(Adult) Examine the basic history of Television and Pop Culture, with emphasis on understanding and appreciating television and pop culture as a major art form. Topics in American and Inter- national Television are explored through weekly screenings, readings, discussions, and lectures.
SOC 803 BLL          Fathead Films              $50
3/26-4/23                  W 8:00-10:00 pm      5 Sessions
Bell School Rd. Ctr  3350 N. Bell School Rd   Room 004


Rock Valley College Modern Languages Department invites you to join us for one, or more of the films to be presented this semester. Films in this series have been carefully selected by our faculty for their cultural, historical, political, and social content. Modern Languages faculty will lead an open discussion (in English) following each film screening. Questions regarding this foreign films Appreciation series should be directed to Ms. Ventimiglia (815) 921-3358 or Ms. Szterensus (815) 921-3337.

                DRM 805 RV                 Faculty                             $2
                1/17, 2/14, 3/21 4/11      F 6:00-9:00 pm        4 Sessions
                Woodward Technology Ctr                              Room 117

Conversaciones con Mamá JANUARY17 (Argentina)
Jaime has lost his job during the economic crisis in Argentina and has to provide for his family. He wants to sell the apartment he owns, that is where his mom lives, and have her move in with him. But she is not going to cooperate. Very funny, touching movie.

Violeta Went to Heaven FEBRUARY 14 (Chile)
Biographical drama that explores the life of celebrated Chilean artist and singer Violeta Parra, who transcended impoverished roots to become a national icon, and a vocal opponent of social injustice. Extremely powerful movie.

Bread and Roses MARCH 21 (EEUU)
Maya comes over the Mexican border without papers and makes her way to LA, where she gets a job as a janitor: a non-union janitorial service has the contract, the foul-mouthed supervisor can fire workers on a whim, and the service-workers’ union has assigned organizer Sam Shapiro to bring its “justice for janitors” campaign to the building. Inspired on a true story.

Innocent Voices APRIL 11 (El Salvador)
The civil war in El Salvador in the 1980s is seen through the eyes of 11-year old Chava, who is growing up in a small town where the fighting between rebels and government troops is a daily fact of life.