STORY SUMMIT FILM APPRECIATION SERIES
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
This series is designed to look at film as an art form and to help elevate the experience of the viewing process. There is so much to be learned from studying a few of the masterworks of the 20th century.
In this first series, we will be looking at three world films from international “auteurs”: Jules
and Jim from France, La Strada from Italy, and Persona from Sweden.
The live discussions of the films will be held once a week on Thursday through the Story
Summit Live Channel. Everyone who participates in the film discussions will be expected to
view the film prior to the virtual discussion.
David Paul Kirkpatrick, former President of Paramount Pictures, will facilitate and host the
discussions. He will also be showing selected clips from the film to illustrate various topics. But it is an open discussion, so please be ready to contribute to the discussion.
SCHEDULE OF DISCUSSIONS
THURSDAY MAY 7th
Jules and Jim
Francois Truffaut’s haunting French New Wave portrayal of Bohemians lost in romantic ideals.
THURSDAY MAY 14th
Frederico Fellini’s early work on the masculine-feminine dynamic that led the way in the Italian Neorealism Movement and is still
THURSDAY MAY 21st
Ingmar Bergman’s observation on identity in the middle of an actress’s mental collapse.
The discussions are scheduled for these times in the various time zones:
4pm Pacific, 5pm Mountain, 6pm Central, 7pm Eastern
Where to find the films:
All three films are available to rent or view through the internet. Please watch the films prior to the discussions.
If you are a Criterion member, you can watch through their streaming service that includes over 1,000 film classics. There is a free trial for 14 days and you can sign up for one month at $10.99 and watch all three films there.
Netflix only has the movies available through DVD.
Please click on the invite button and be invited to each session. We will be sending a prompt on each discussion on the Monday before the Thursday discussion to also remind you to be sure to screen the picture.