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In accordance with the recent mandate from Oregon Governor Kate Brown, masks are required during Open-Air Cinema at OMSI. Masks continue to be required for all staff and visitors at the Portland Art Museum, including Venice VR Expanded.

September 25, 2021 – October 9, 2021

Saturdays | 11:30am - 12:30pm | 3 Sessions

Instructor: Amir George

This course will analyze references and influences in cinema and hip-hop music. Exploring the relationships of film directors and rap artists. Films and music will be studied and observed in their historical, social, and cultural context, with a particular focus on the aesthetics of storytelling techniques and visual language.

THIS CLASS WILL BE RE-SCHEDULED FOR WINTER OR SPRING 2022 (sorry for any inconvenience)

Tuition: $150
Ages: 18 and up
Instructor: Amir George

Amir George is an award winning filmmaker based in Chicago. George is a film programmer at True/False Film Fest and Chicago International Film Festival. George is the co-founder of the touring film series Black Radical Imagination. As an artist, George creates spiritual stories, juxtaposing sound and image into an experience of non-linear perception. George’s films have screened at institutions and film festivals including Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, Anthology Film Archives, Glasgow School of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Trinidad and Tobago International Film Festival, BlackStar Film Festival, and Camden International Film Festival, among others.

$150

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