If you like Filmbar’s “Film School” screenings, then join us for Filmbar’s newest film series, “Spielberg Film School”!
“Raiders of the Lost Ark” (1981) – Steven Spielberg’s game-changing retro adventure classic that introduced the world to one of cinema’s greatest heroes, archeologist treasure hunter, Indiana Jones!
Want to learn how to analyze a film? Ever wondered about the history and stories behind Spielberg’s thrill-a-minute adventure, Raiders of the Lost Ark? Join us for “FilmBar Film School” where ASU film professor Joe Fortunato will screen, discuss, and provide “live commentary” on this first ever collaboration between film giants Steven Spielberg and George Lucas. We’ll discuss why Indiana Jones is often cited as one of the most beloved screen heroes 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 brought classic 1930s adventure serials back to life!
(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!)