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Coursera and the Reel Deal Mind Join Again on September 2 for: Scandinavian Film and Television!

Coursera and the Reel Deal Mind Join Again on September 2 for: Scandinavian Film and Television!

August 12, 2014 No Comments

    Does your Bergman filmography feel Im-Personna?   Do you wonder if there is more “at stake” to Carl Th. Dryer’s Joan of Arc? Feeling “A Separation” from Aki Kaurismaki? Does Lars Von Trier leave you Melancholic? Coursera is offering another blockbuster film course, this time a five week odyssey through “Scandinavian Film and […]

Reel Deal Mind and Coursera Are a Perfect Match: Marriage and the Movies Was a Gem)

Reel Deal Mind and Coursera Are a Perfect Match: Marriage and the Movies Was a Gem)

April 15, 2014 No Comments

If you joined the Reel Deal Mind for the wonderful opportunity to participate in Coursera’s 5 week course “Marriage and the Movies,” you are probably basking in the joy of completing the final exam online and saddened by the end of the movies chosen to screen for the class. If you are not yet familiar […]

The Philosopher’s POV: Lars Von Trier’s Nymphomaniac 1 and 2

The Philosopher’s POV: Lars Von Trier’s Nymphomaniac 1 and 2

February 14, 2014 No Comments

Professor Bruce Russell is a prolific writer on the philosophical nature of film.  His interests in epistemology, ethics and the problem of evil are central to the work he does as a philosopher.  His newest subject is Lars Von Trier’s controversial two part saga:  Nymphomania (part one and two).  The films have been applauded and […]

The Philosopher’s POV: Talk to Her

The Philosopher’s POV: Talk to Her

January 7, 2014 No Comments

Professor Bruce Russell  lead the pre-screening discussion for  Pedro Almodovar’s masterpiece “Talk to Her” on Friday, January 10 at 9pm. Professor Russell has allowed us to make his paper “Almodovar on Love” available.  Almodovar’s unique and innovative views on the nature of love and relationships has never been more poignant.  The paper is posted below […]

The Maple Theater Presents SECRET CINEMA: Thursday, January 16 at 7:30pm

December 28, 2013 No Comments

Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The Maple Theater continues  with another installment of the wildly successful Secret Cinema on Thursday, January 16 at 7:30.  Mark your calendars  for an opportunity to experience Early Cinema on the first Thursday of the month (the last film screened was Chaplin’s gem “City Lights”!!!) and CLASSIC Cinema on the third Thursday […]

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Secret Cinema and the Reel Deal Present: Being John Malkovich

Secret Cinema and the Reel Deal Present: Being John Malkovich

November 30, 2013 1 Comment

Those who attended the Maple Theater’s Secret Cinema on Thursday, November 21 had a wacky Reel-Deal led trip through the portal leading right into the mind of John Malkovich. “Being John Malkovich” was the film that those who attended had the opportunity to experience on the big screen.  Spike Jonze’s  1999 classic is a film […]

The Philosopher’s POV MUST SEE MOVIE OF THE WEEK: INEQUALITY FOR ALL

November 4, 2013 1 Comment

Professor Bruce Russell has written a riveting review of a MUST SEE FILM.  It’s stay at local theaters was very brief( of course), but the film will be available on Netflix this month.  He has called it the “must see movie of the year”! Inequality for All is a documentary directed by first-time documentarian Jake […]

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The Reel Deal Mind Presents: Professor Tom Wartenberg and Michael Haneke’s Amour

The Reel Deal Mind Presents: Professor Tom Wartenberg and Michael Haneke’s Amour

September 16, 2013 No Comments

The Reel Deal Mind Film Series begins its 2013 film series on Sunday, September 22 at 1pm with a discussion of Michael Haneke’s riveting masterpiece “Amour” with a special presentation by distinguished philosopher Professor Tom Wartenberg. Tom Wartenberg has written extensively on the subject of film and philosophy.  He  has graciously agreed to discuss “Amour” […]

It’s Here: Reel Deal Mind Goes to the Toronto Film Festival: September 5-8

It’s Here: Reel Deal Mind Goes to the Toronto Film Festival: September 5-8

June 24, 2013 No Comments

Lights!  Cameras!  Action!!!!! Join us now at the Toronto Film Festival for an opportunity to think, feel and express the joy of film.  We will board the train in a few hours and arrive in  a city transformed by thousands of cinephiles sharing the gift of film.  Hundreds of films will light up a variety […]

The Reel Deal Film Series: Beasts of the Southern Wild(post your thoughts)

The Reel Deal Film Series: Beasts of the Southern Wild(post your thoughts)

February 19, 2013 No Comments

Beasts of the Southern Wild was the focus of the Reel Deal Film Series on Sunday, March,3. Diane Geiger, in the director’s chair, pointed out thematic similarites between this film and “Spirit of the Beehive” emphasizing the technical differences between the two films,which both addressed the impact of trauma on a young child.  How does […]

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Coursera and the Reel Deal Mind Join Again on September 2 for: Scandinavian Film and Television!

    Does your Bergman filmography feel Im-Personna?   Do you wonder if there is more “at stake” to...

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