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February 22, 2013

I’ve been honoured to periodically provide enrichment courses for sixth-formers at a local school — writing to digital media to film appreciation. The last course at an all-girls school was a four-part module reading films.  Even given limited time, constraints of film ratings, and in light of whole university programmes devoted to Film Studies, I was still dizzied by my options. Should I show “Melancholia”, a beautiful but apocalyptic sci-fi film about the end of the world? How about “Of Gods and Men”, a spiritually transcendent film about courage and faith in a group of French Cisterian Trappist monks? Terrence…

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