Phenomenology of Film



Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sun, Jul 11 1:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Live lecture and discussion


The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to partner with Sedona Philosophy to present “Phenomenology of Film” discussion on Sunday, July 11 at 1 p.m.

Join us for the first of a two-part lecture series that will use film techniques to introduce key concepts from phenomenology — the study of human experience.

Participants will:
? Discover how film can be a powerful medium for presenting philosophical ideas.
? Slow down and study the cinematic experience more carefully with opportunities to discuss and respond to ideas presented on screen.
? Discuss key concepts of phenomenology that Maurice Merleau-Ponty presented to a film school in 1945.
? View examples of cinematic techniques filmmakers use to exploit features of human psychology, such as cognitive bias.
? Explore the implications of how film and other technologies have changed the way that we see.

The lecture and discussion will be led by Dr. Matthew Goodwin, co-founder of Sedona Philosophy, which offers guided hikes and retreats in Sedona and northern Arizona. Sedona Philosophy uses the amazing natural environment to unlock personal growth and insight through explorations of nature, culture and history. Matt taught philosophy at Northern Arizona University and Coconino Community College in Flagstaff, and is an Arizona Humanities Road Scholar. He specializes in environmental ethics, phenomenology, and philosophy of art.

The second of the two-part series, Film and Propaganda — which will be held on Aug. 8 — will build on the first, but each can be enjoyed separately.