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Filmbar Film School Is Back!

“Taxi Driver” – Martin Scorsese’s 1976 Classic About the Lonely Underbelly of Society”

Want to learn how to analyze a film? Ever wondered about the history and stories behind on one of the most influential films of the “New Hollywood” of the 1970s, Taxi Driver? Join us for “FilmBar Film School” where ASU film professor Joe Fortunato will screen, discuss, and provide “live commentary” on the 1976 classic Taxi Driver, directed by Martin Scorsese featuring Robert De Niro in one of his most memorable roles of all time!

The evening will start with a brief discussion about the background and making of the film. Enjoy your favorite beverage from the bar! Then we will screen the film in FilmBar’s beautiful and comfortable screening room. Think of it as a “living room book club” for film fans! During the film, live commentary will be provided, giving you insights into the filmmaking process and some guidance on how to “read” a film creatively.

After the film, we can discuss what we’ve learned and debate if it lives up to its reputation as a film classic. Come see the film that put “You Talkin’ To Me?” and on the cultural map!

(NOTE: While no “homework” or prior knowledge of film or this movie is required, if you’ve never seen the picture, some people might want to watch it for the first time before coming to the event without the interruptions of live commentary to “experience” the film as it was intended. That is a personal choice, of course, and not a requirement to attend!)

Monday 7, August