Films that you can choose for Presentation

The below list of films are among the choices that you can do your final presentation on. If you have come across another film in your readings that you would like to present on please speak to Prof. Dojs about it. Some of these films are available on netflix, others can be found on other websites. If there is a film that you really want to focus on but have a hard time obtaining a viewing copy please let Prof. Dojs know.

A few rules:
– Obviously a film can only have one presenter.
– I would like to make sure that we have several different films focused on. You might be asked to choose another to allow for more diversity.

Comment below to claim the film that you would like to present on.

The films:

Berlin: Symphony of a Great City (1927) Ruttmann
Coal Face (1935) Cavalcanti
The Four Hundred Million (1938) Ivens
The City (1939) Steiner and Van Dyke
The Land (1941) Flaherty
Listen to Britain (1942) Jennings
A Diary for Timothy (1945) Jennings
Why We Fight Series:
– The Battle of Britain (1943)
– Divide and Conquer (1943)
– The Nazis Strike (1943)
– The Battle of China (1944)
– The Battle of Russia (1944)
– War Comes to America (1945)
The Days Before Christmas (1958) Koenig
Experimental Films of Arthur Lipsett
Momma Don’t Allow (1955) Reisz and Richardson
We are the Lambeth Boys (1959) Reisz
Chronicle of a Summer (1961) (Rouch)
The Chair (1962) Drew Associates
Happy Mother’s Day (1963) Leacock and Chopra
Stravinsky (1965) Koenig and Kroitor
Monterey Pop (1968) Pennebaker)
High School (1969) Wiseman
Gimme Shelter (1970) Maysles brothers and Zwerin
Woodstock (1970) Wadleigh
Waiting for Fidel (1974) Rubbo
Hearts and Minds (1974) Davis and Schneider
The World at War (1975) Isaacs
Grey Gardens (1975) Maysles Brother
The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter (1980) Field
Soldier Girls (1980) Broomfield and Churchil
The Times of Harvey Milk (1984) Epstein and Schmiechen
Tongues United (1988) Riggs
A Brief History of Time (1992) Morris
The War Room (1993) Pennebaker, Hegedus, and Cutler
Crumb (1995) Zwigoff
When We Were Kings (1996) Gast
Paradise Lost (1 any of the series) Berlinger and Sinofsky (or others in the series)
Waco: The Rules of Engagement (1997) Gifford and Gazeccki
One Day in September (1999) MacDonald
Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer (2003) Bloomfield
Capturing the Friedmans (2003) Jarecki
When We Were Kings (2005) Gast
The Fog of War (2002) Morris
Bus 174 (2002) Padiha and Lacerda
Spellbound (2002) Blitz
Bowling for Columbine (2003) Moore
Born into Brothels (2004) Kauffman and Briski
Super Size Me (2004) Spurlock
Murderball (2005) Rubin and Shapiro
49 Up (The ‘Up’ Series) (2005) Apted
Grizzly Man (2005) Herzog
An Inconvenient Truth (2006) Guggenheim
Jesus Camp (2006) Ewing and Grady
The Bridge (2006) Steel
Shut Up and Sing (2006) – Kopple and Peck
When the Levees Broke (2006) Mini-series
Encounters at the End of the World (2007) Herzog
Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008)
The Cove (2009) Psihoyos
Man on Wire (2008) Marsh
Waiting for Superman (2010) Guggenheim
Catfish (2010) Joost and Schulman
Gasland (2010) Fox
Tabloid (2011) Morris
Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2011) Herzog

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  1. Grizzly Man (2005) Herzog, please

  2. Catfish (2010) Joost and Schulman

  3. Crumb (1995) Zwigoff

  4. When We Were Kings (1996) Gast

  5. High School (1968) Frederick Wiseman

    • Wiseman distributes all of his own films – so you will not be able to find this film to rent, you’ll need to buy it or borrow it from someone – I don’t have it. It is an interesting film though!

  6. Waiting for Superman (2010)

  7. A Brief History of Time (1992) Morris
    Got to love Stephen Hawking

  8. Zac

     /  April 3, 2012

    Cave of Forgotten Dreams

    • I like this film, but since we already have one film by Werner Herzog selected (Grizzly Man) I would prefer that you choose another film to examine – unless you have a huge desire to do research on this film!

  9. Super Size Me (2004) Spurlock

  10. Born into Brothels. I watched this several years ago and found it interesting. I would like to take this opportunity to examine it more closely.

  11. #SuperSizeMe (2004) Spurlock

  12. Bowling for columbine


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