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UT and Madstone Offer World Cinema Seminar

Published: January 20, 2004
The University of Tampa and Madstone Theaters will offer their first seminar course in world cinema beginning Tuesday, Jan. 27.

The 13-week course, taught by renowned cinematographer, UT professor and Tampa International Film Festival director Rob Tregenza, is open to the general public as an audited course. Meetings will be on Tuesday evenings from 6-8 p.m. Jan. 27-April 19, at Madstone Theaters Tampa, 1609 W. Swann Ave.


The course covers many of world cinema's undisputed masters, including French New Wave elder statesman Jean Luc Godard (Breathless, Contempt, and Sympathy for the Devil), Michael Haneke, Jacques Rivette (Va Savoir), and German filmmaker Werner Herzog (Fitzcarraldo), to name a few. Film prints for the course come from New Yorker Films, one of the world's leading international film distributors, as well as Cinema Parallel, a distribution company specializing in the works of Eastern European directors.


Tregenza will lead a discussion after every screening. Tregenza is a filmmaker and cinematographer who has produced, written and directed films that have screened at the Cannes, Sundance and Berlin Film Festivals. He also owns Cinema Parallel, which distributes the work of Godard, Jacques Rivette, Haneke, Bela Tarr and many others.

The cost of the course is $213 for 13 weeks of film screenings.


A partial list of the films the course will cover includes Robert Bresson’s Lancelot of the Lake, Rivette’s Celine and Julie, Herzog’s Aguire, Moshen Makhmalbaf’s Gabbeh, Yimou Zhang’s Story of Qui Jui, Shohei Imamura’s The Eel, Haneke’s The Seventh Continent, Godard’s Helas Pour Moi  and Breathless, and Latiatia Masson’s En Avoir Ou Pas.


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