Chella Courington requests: > I am teaching a junior/senior film course in the spring on Issues of Race, > Class, Gender, and Sexual Orientation in Contemporary International Film. I > plan to show 6-8 films. So far, I have decided to show: _Once Were > Warriors_, _Duaghters of the Dust_, and _The Wedding Banquet_. Any ideas > for other films? I would very much appreciate your suggestions and advice. > Thanks, Chella Courington. Some suggestions: FAREWELL, MY CONCUBINE; Oshima's CRUEL STORY OF YOUTH; Imamura's INSECT WOMAN; Sembene's BLACK GIRL, Djibril Diop Mambety's HYENAS (an adaptation of Durenmatt's THE VISIT), Cheick Omar Sissoko's FINZAN, Gaston Kabore's ZAN BOKO, and--especially--Jean-Pierre Bekolo's QUARTIER MOZART. (Most of these are in California Newsreel's Library of African Cinema.) From a colonialist perspective, you might look at Claire Denis' CHOCOLAT. Depending on how you define "contemporary," some others that come to mind might include Bergman's PERSONA and THE SILENCE; a number of Fassbinder's films, such as ALI, FEAR EATS THE SOUL; Lina Wertmuller's earlier films, especially SWEPT AWAY . . . ; much of Godard's work, in one way or another; later Bunuel; Lindsay Anderson's IF . . . ; SECRETS AND LIES; TRAINSPOTTING; and Sally Potter's ORLANDO. There are also various recent independent America films, such as Sayles' LONE STAR and Kevin Smith's CHASING AMY; among many others. Have fun! Don Larsson ---------------------- Donald Larsson, Mankato State U (MN) [log in to unmask] ---- Screen-L is sponsored by the Telecommunication & Film Dept., the University of Alabama.