MMU Crash Course: Jane Campion

Series: Movie Madness University

Thursdays in April at 7:00pm at the Movie Madness Miniplex. $30 ($25 for members) for the four-class series.

MMU Crash Courses offer a low-intensity way to explore a filmmaker or genre, in a friendly environment shared with fellow film lovers. Compared to our MMU seminars, these Crash Courses offer a more casual approach. There’s no formal lecture or discussion, but films are curated and presented by staff experts. You’ll also receive some “homework,” suggested reading and other films to find related to the topic (all optional, of course!).

Our April Crash Course focuses on visionary writer/director Jane Campion, a master storyteller whose latest film, THE POWER OF THE DOG, is nominated for 12 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Director. In this course, we'll examine four of Campion's feature films. While disparate in genre and tone, these films showcase Campion’s willingness to deeply invest in the psychology of her characters, with an eye for both the uncanny and the tender. Three early short films will also be screened.

This course is curated by Hollywood Theatre Membership & Grants Manager Destynee Norwood. For a full lineup of films being screened in this course, email with “class titles” in the subject line. Note that we will not be showing Campion’s Palme d’Or-winning 1993 film THE PIANO as part of this series; it is playing at the Hollywood on March 28.