Finally, a place for movie buffs to share insights with fellow film fanatics! View a film at leisure in prep for this fun weekly meet-up or come with your repertoire of films past and get ready to delve deep into the hidden (and obvious) themes behind your favorites and explore some missed gems too.
Whether you are bursting to share your thoughts or just want to relax and listen in, you are going to look forward to this weekly “book club” for cinema lovers led by expert Jessica Wawra. New theme each week!
*No previous film studies experience is necessary.
Jessica Wawra holds a M.A. in Aesthetics & Politics from California Institute of the Arts. Her research and thesis focused on Phantasmagoria Nova: Meta Friction, Upheaval, and Apocalypse in/of Post-Millennial Cinematic Horror. In addition, she held a graduate research & teaching assistantship and completed her program as a Lillian Disney Scholar. Wawra was granted a curatorial/critical studies residency at Hauser & Wirth, Los Angeles in 2019 (“Extensions of Horror”) and continues to work on projects related to post-millennial phantasmagoric horror.
Throughout her career, Jessica has been drawn to the intersection of art and social justice. Her writing and research challenges social inequities and oppressive power structures, and investigates human interactions in the public sphere. Through critical explorations of art, community, and context, Jessica seeks ways to foster dynamic discourse and elevate underrepresented populations.
Outside scholarly endeavors, Jessica and her husband enjoy watching sci-fi/horror/fantasy shows and taking their dog, Selkie, on walks in the foothills.
All of our workshops are held over Zoom.
You will receive an email 30 minutes before the workshop begins with the link to join the Zoom meeting. We highly recommend you to create a Zoom account prior to class.
If you do not see the Zoom link in your inbox 30 minutes before the workshop, PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM / JUNK MAIL!
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