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From Heartthrob to Movie Star - Virtual Class

November 4, 2021

Classes

Instructor Faridah Gbadamosi dissects how the female gaze has been a career-maker for many actors and how the recent lack of movie stars is in part due to a misunderstanding of the value of content made specifically with the female gaze in mind.

Virtual Ticket

CLASS SPECIFICS

Thursday, November 4, 2021
7:00–9:00pm PT
$25 Sustainer | $15 Regular | $10 SIFF Member
Presented via Zoom Webinar. Zoom class details will be emailed to ticket purchasers shortly before the scheduled event.

CLASS DESCRIPTION

Is the time of the movie star over? Has the industry shifted in such a way that they no longer exist? But are there really no more movie stars or has Hollywood fumbled with understanding the power of the female gaze? Would Leo be Leo without Titanic? Would Denzel be Denzel without "St. Elsewhere?" This course will dissect how the female gaze has been a career-maker for many actors and how the recent lack of movie stars is in part due to a misunderstanding of the value of romcoms, rom-drams, soaps, and other content made specifically with the female gaze in mind. 

CLASS WORKLOAD

Registrants are not required to have watched any media in advance of the class. We will present film content within the class time.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Faridah Gbadamosi is a pop culture-obsessed lover of film working towards making the space more inclusive. In particular, her interests are in changing the space of tastemakers, rethinking the models for curation and exhibition. She has worked in a variety of roles at different film festivals and other film organizations including the California Film Institute, Athena Film Festival, True/False Film Fest, Tribeca, SIFF, and many more. In addition to her programming roles, she is also Director of Distribution at Open Your Eyes and Think MF, the distribution wing of David Magdael & Associates, a consultant on different film projects, and a freelance culture critic.