What is Canadian Cinema? with Michael Thoma, PhD

Come hear this engaging presentation from the chair of the School of Motion Picture Arts at the Nat and Flora Bosa Centre for Film and Animation at CapU!

In a word, Canadian Cinema is a paradox. It could be regarded as a national cinema, but without a national audience. It could also be defined as two cinemas, Englishlanguage and Quebec-based French-language. The industry itself could be divided into the service industry for Hollywood productions and the much-smaller Canadian independents, which also could be regarded as a highly commercial cinema versus a government-subsidized cultural expression. Let’s take a historical perspective and try to understand how we got here and what the future might hold.

About Michael Thoma:
Michael Thoma is the chair of the School of Motion Picture Arts at the Bosa Centre for Film and Animation at CapU. He holds a PhD in Philosophy of Media and Communications and teaches Canadian Cinema, World Cinema, and Visual Theory and Practice. He has worked in Vancouver, Los Angeles, London and Paris as a screenwriter, story editor, author, actor, and educator.

Presentation is FREE. Registration is not required, but seating is limited. More info available at capilanou.ca/universe.

Friday, February 14, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:45pm
What is Canadian Cinema? with Michael Thoma, PhD ended on Feb 14, 2020.
Location: 
Lynn Valley Library
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