Home, Religion and Work

Week Eight: Women Make Film Episode 8

Tuesday, October 20
Night Eight: Home, Religion and Work
Two Airings on TCM: 8:00 PM and 10:45 PM

Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema Episode 8 begins with chapter 20 examining the ways home has been portrayed in cinema. Home appears as an ideal, as a fresh start, as consolation in film. Religion – with all its intensity, diversity, complexity, hypocrisy and absurdity – is the subject of chapter 21. And lastly, chapter 22 explores the role of work in our lives as necessity, purpose, meditation, competition, exploitation, and joy.

Complementary Film Schedule
Airing on TCM, times given in Eastern Time

9:15 PM – Tomka and His Friends (1977) directed by Xhanfise Keko

12:00 AM – Stop-Loss (2008) directed by Kimberly Peirce

2:15 AM – Madeinusa (2006) directed by Claudia Llosa

4:00 AM – Corpo Celeste (2011) directed by Alice Rohrwacher

5:45 AM – The Birth, the Life and the Death of Christ (1906) directed by Alice Guy-Blaché

6:30 AM – Araya (1959) directed by Margot Benacerraf

8:15 AM – Children of a Lesser God (1986) directed by Randa Haines

Academy Assignment

For individual pondering and sharing via the site comments. Watch one of this week’s films taking into consideration the Women Make Film chapter content on home, religion and work. Questions to consider, based on the film you watched:

  • How was home – past, present or future – central to the story?
  • How did religion add complexity to the film or influence its characters?
  • What relationship did the main characters have to work?
  • Bonus: How did the Women Make Film home, religion and work chapter material influence how you watched this film?

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