Scarecrow Academy: The Art in Sci-Fi begins March 5. New installments every Saturday at 2:00pm.
Scarecrow Academy presents an in-depth look at how some of the greatest directors in cinema tackled science fiction. The Art in Sci-Fi: Science Fiction and the Director is a ten-week online discussion series in which we’ll analyze directing methods in detail, and define what makes great style in this rich, complex genre.
Discussions are led by National Society of Film Critics member Robert Horton, author of the Seasoned Ticket column at the Scarecrow blog and Scarecrow’s “Historian-Programmer in Residence.” The Zoom sessions are free and open to all; there’s no homework, but we ask that you register online in advance. We’ll be meeting on Saturdays at 2 p.m., beginning March 5, 2022.
The Art in Sci-Fi schedule:
Children of Men (Alfonso Cuarón, 2006). Mankind can no longer reproduce in a dystopian future, so the lone pregnant woman on Earth must be protected at all costs—a suspense scenario given thrilling life by Cuarón’s stylish long-take approach.
Under the Skin (Jonathan Glazer, 2013). Scarlett Johansson plays an alien visitor who lures men to their doom, a terrifying enigma played out against ordinary locations in present-day Scotland.