Eye Weekly film critic Adam Nayman has been teaching a series of film classes with the cheeky tag “in Nayman’s Terms.”
I was privileged to attend a couple of classes in the last series, on the concept of national cinema “New Waves” and am excited that he’s running another series, beginning March 21st. This time, he’s tackling controversial directors and will focus on a different one each week. All classes are held at the Miles Nadal JCC (750 Spadina Ave., at Bloor St.) and run from 7:00pm to approximately 9:00pm:
- Monday March 21: Paul Verhoeven
- Monday March 28: Roman Polanski
- Monday April 4: David Cronenberg
- Monday April 11: Catherine Breillat
In addition to his work for Eye Weekly, Adam is a regular contributor to Cinemascope, Cineaste, Reverse Shot, POV, Montage, LA Weekly, Film Comment, and The Village Voice. He’s also the best sort of critic, someone who is able to actually educate you about film without coming across as a pompous ass. The classes are an invigorating blend of low-key lecture and generous selections of clips.
You don’t need to pre-register or commit to the whole series. Classes are $12 each ($6 with student ID) and as a past attendee, I can bring someone along for free! Wanna be my +1? Just let me know!