Part of being a literate adult in our society is being literate in our canon of cinematographic literature – that is, films or movies. While no one will ever fully agree on a definitive list of crucial films, there are many movies that are widely considered to be a part of our common experience as a culture. Often, these movies are overlooked by young contemporary viewers because they were made many years ago – and after all, there are always more great movies to watch coming out every month!
The Popcorn Point project for seniors is designed to expose students to films that they may not have otherwise sought out and to promote their cultural literacy before leaving high school. The list is diverse and includes selections from various time periods, about various subject matters, and at varying levels of maturity/ratings. Students are expected to make wise, deliberate decisions about the movies they choose to watch, in respect to their personal needs and values. ASK FOR HELP if you’re not sure which movies to choose/not choose!
If you are unable to acquire and view movies outside of school, you will need to make arrangements to watch movies after school in my room. I will bring in a movie from the list and show it after school every two weeks to accommodate students who might not otherwise have access to these films. See me for exact “show times.”
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The below attachments include the assignment/instruction sheet (which lists the requirements for Popcorn Point Responses) and the current list of approved films for this project.