Every Thursday from May 23 through June 27 @ 6:30 pm — 9:30 pm
This workshop will focus on the development of screenplays that explore social themes — including racism, class inequalities, labor relations, religious discrimination, incarceration, environmental degradation, and gender and sexual bias — and the connection between these themes and individual psychologies, as well as community, kinship, and larger social and political relations.
We will study the craft of screenwriting through a diversity of approaches from Aristotle to Horton to McKee, and examine a number of important films (including CHINATOWN, NOTHING BUT A MAN, THE CONFORMIST) as we learn the elements of cinematic storytelling. Participants will develop either a short or a feature-length screenplay. Work will be shared during in-class critiques on a regular basis.
This course will be limited to 12 participants. The cost for six weekly sessions is $325.