Avant-Garde Cinema

Sep 2008

I'd been waiting for a few semesters for the film department to offer this class again and it was definitely worth the wait. Professor Frankfurt is a well-prepared, knowledgeable, teacher who puts together a solid course. While his humor sometimes escapes the class, he does a good job at facilitating discussions - integrating student comments and questions in productive ways. The screenings were always quite good. There was a blogging assignment that was a bit ill-defined though it was nice to be forced to have to visit and write about places like Anthology Film Archive. Students had the choice of a final seminar paper or making their own experimental film. Overall, worthwhile taking this class.