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.