FMS 1310 Introduction to Film Studies | Film Citation


For this assignment you will screen a coming of age film (listed below, all free on Kanopy) Citation/Research:
No citations or research required for this assignment. Feel free to read some about the films, to help you make your choice and to give you some background on the film, but do not rely on or use secondary sources otherwise; write in your own voice at all times.
You needn’t answer all the below questions; they are meant to give you direction.
  1. Consider how it conveys adolescence, coming of age, and the liminal space between childhood and adulthood.
  2. Consider what coming of age means and looks like in your film.
  3. How are the characters caught between childhood and adulthood, and how does that play out?
  4. Which contexts, whether national or social, provide a kind of framework for the film and its depiction of adolescence?
  5. What messages and/or conclusions may be drawn from the movie’s depiction of youth and coming of age?

Movie List:

Choose One From Among This List:
  1. Crazed Fruit (Kô Nakahira, 1956, Japan)

  2. Totally F***Ed Up (Gregg Araki, 2005, US)

  3. Ava (Sadaf Foroughi, 2017, Canada)

  4. American Honey (Andrea Arnold, 2016, US/UK)

  5. Retablo (Alvaro Delgado Aparicio, 2018, Peru)

  6. High School: Documenting A Philadelphia High School (Frederick Wiseman, 1968, US)

Another coming of age movie of your choice. Kanopy, for instance, has dozens more, including Whale Rider, Eighth Grade, Donnie Darko, and dozens more.

Read less

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *