Cinema is our primary agent of myth, bringing timeless human stories to life via the art of moving pictures. Mythic films depict our universal search for awakening, belonging, and meaning, while offering wisdom from culture, philosophy, psychology, and folk tradition.
Watch and discuss four modern movie masterworks through a mythic lens. Observe how mythic motifs appear across four very different genres. Learn how movies communicate deeper dimensions of meaning through symbol and metaphor.
Cultivate film literacy with other movie lovers engaged in a genuine cinema learning adventure. Explore the endlessly fascinating world of film studies with a passionate, seasoned, entertaining film scholar. Serious fun for all levels of curiosity!
The BIG LEBOWSKI : Holy Fools in a Postmodern, Los Angeles, Noir Wonderland
PHOENIX : Postwar Identity Loss, The Longing to Forget, The Call to Remember
The THREE BURIALS of MELQUIADES ESTRADA : Emptiness, Initiation, Awakening, Atonement
The TRIP to BOUNTIFUL : Final Pilgrimage, The Home of Hope and Belonging