For this assignment you will watch a film in a local theater or film festival on its opening day/weekend and write a 900-word (min.) analysis paper about the experience.
Your analysis should focus on the film AND the public cinematic experience. Analyze the audience (who was there? how did they interact with the film, with the theater space, with each other?), the space (what was the building like? what neighborhood is it in?), the economics (how much was your ticket? were you encouraged to buy food/drinks, and if so, how?), and the collective film watching experience (did you react differently than if you had watched this film in your own home? did you go with anybody else? did the audience yell/cry/gasp/jump/walk out at particular moments?).
Additionally, your paper should include a brief history of the theater or film festival, and must incorporate a minimum of 2 articles from the course readings.