Coffeehouse: 3 Reasons Why “Art Cinema” Is Worth Studying

What do you think of when I say “international art cinema”? If you’re like me, you probably immediately think ‘French New Wave’ and long takes with monotonous voiceovers. In truth, art cinema of the international nature spanned a wide range of definitions. Basically, if they were international imports that played in New York art house theaters in the ’60s, they constitute as an art film.

The Cinema Coffeehouse: Introduction

This blog series is an amalgam of my two loves: cinema and coffee. You can rest assured that I will be overconsuming a broad assortment of caffeinated beverages throughout this series, as most of these blog posts will be written in coffee shops.
This series will focus on a few key topics:

Film history
The role of film criticism
International and “art” cinema
Other seemingly pretentious topics that, when tackled with a kind of coffeehouse casualness, turn out to be critical to our working understanding of film and influence how we write
This series will emphasize the screenwriter’s view on cinema. What does the auteur theory mean for screenwriters? What kind of role do we fit into as the contemporary landscape shifts?