1) enlightenment and excellence of taste acquired by intellectual and aesthetic training
2) the integrated pattern of human knowledge, belief, and behavior that depends upon the capacity for learning and transmitting knowledge to succeeding generations
~from the Merriam-Webster Dictionary
Is it possible to transcend societal constructions of culture, communication, and existence? I hope so.
I'm really excited for the next few blog posts! One of my dream jobs is to work as a freelance film festival curator. Instead of waiting for the opportunity to come my way, why not seize the moment now?! I've decided to curate lists of films based on similar themes and topics, creating mini film festivals for people to enjoy at home with friends. The only thing that I ask is that you rent or purchase these films rather than download them for free online. As an artist, I respect the craft and the effort (both time, personal, and financial resources) that goes into producing these films. To be fair, I will predominately recommend independent films rather than projects with large budgets and large recoups via the box office.
The themes I'm exploring includes:
Romantic Comedies that challenge the typical tropes of the genre
Fictional portrayals of important political figures and social movements
I will also recommend articles and books that you and your friends can read as educational enrichment, points of engagement beyond spectating, similar to offerings of in-person film festivals.
If you have topics that you'd like to recommend, please feel free to post a comment or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks and I look forward to sharing these films with you!