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Edgar Wright: From Cult Comedies to Peak Geek

Edgar Wright: From Cult Comedies to Peak Geek

Edgar Wright’s cinematic voice is unmistakable. Described as the “patron saint of fanboy culture” he quickly became one of the most iconic directors of the 00s through reference-heavy genre satires such as SHAUN OF THE DEAD and HOT FUZZ. His films create a signature mix of quirky humor and hyper-relatable vulnerability that take great joy in subverting the same established cinematic tropes that Wright unabashedly loves.

In this class, we’ll follow Edgar Wright’s journey from cult filmmaker to blockbuster director and explore the parallel journey “Nerd Culture'' has taken in concert with his filmmaking career, helping shepherd geek culture from the fringes of tv and film to front and center as mainstream pop culture.

7/11:  Spaced (key episodes 1999-2001)
7/18: Shaun of the Dead (2004, 97 min)
7/25: TBD
8/1: The Sparks Brothers (2021, 135 min)

This class will be taught by Dylan Reiff, a writer/performer who co-founded Kickstand Comedy and has worked with the Sundance Film Festival, Fantastic Fest, the Stanley Film Festival, and Overlook Film Festival.
Movies will be screened at the Movie Madness Miniplex, followed by an instructor-led discussion. Classes will begin on Thursday, July 11th, and be held each Thursday evening through August 1st at 6:30pm.
Class size will be limited to 18.
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