The Modern School of Film’s founder, Robert Milazzo, leads an in-depth, active deconstruction and group-discussion.
This series was created with the cinephile in mind, to delve deeper in the art and craft of film. The active deconstruction format will allow for the instructor to stop the film at points and lead in depth discussions about the techniques being used in the film, as you watch it. Explore the depth and breadth of film as an art form and see films you love in a new way!
A young couple goes on a Midwest crime spree in Terrence Malick’s hypnotically assured debut feature, based on the 1950s Starkweather-Fugate murders. Fancying himself a rebel like James Dean, twentysomething Kit (Martin Sheen) takes off with teen baton-twirler Holly (Sissy Spacek) after shooting her father (Warren Oates) when he tries to split the pair up. Once bounty hunters discover their riverside hiding place, Kit and Holly head toward Saskatchewan, leaving dead bodies in their wake. As the law closes in, however, Holly gives herself up — but Kit doesn’t hold it against her, as he basks in his new status as a momentary folk hero. Singularly inarticulate with each other, Kit and Holly are more intrigued by mythic celebrity gestures, as Holly peruses her fan magazines and Kit commemorates key moments before orchestrating a properly dramatic capture for himself (complete with the right hat).
Gather at Pharmacy before the screening for a cold beverage and pre-show discussion! There’s a table on reserve at 5 pm and beers are chillin! Rob Millazzo will be there to get the informal discussions kicked off before moving it to The Cary.