American Independent Cinema
Examination of the emergence, establishment, and transforma- tions of American indie film. Addresses main genres, key films and prominent directors by looking at the aesthetic characteristics of indie films, as well as the social and institutional contexts (primarily its relationship to Hollywood cinema) that led to the creation and important impact of this filmmaking practice. Topics include Midnight Movies of the 70s, New American Cinema, Trash Cinema, Art Cinema, Black Indie Cinema, New Queer Cinema, Generation X, Smart Cinema, Neo Noir, and the Pulp Fiction success story. One course.