REL 360 Movie Night: Killer of Sheep

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Rel 360–our one credit hour course–is presenting its last movie of the semester, concluding the series on Democracy, Race, and Religion by showing the 1977 film Killer of Sheep. Selected by the National Society of Film Critics as one of the “100 Essential Films” of all time, Killer of Sheep focuses on the life of Stan, a dreamer trapped in the mind-numbing job of working at a slaughterhouse in L.A. The film shows bleak moments of happiness in Stan’s life, such as enjoying the warmth of coffee in the morning or  experiencing the simple joy of holding his daughter. The film offers no solutions for his problems, it only presents life as it is.

The screening is open to everyone!

(Even if you’re not in the class!)

WHAT? REL 360 is a one-credit course designed to show four films throughout the semester that will provoke discussion about what exactly takes place when the humanities and popular culture collide.

WHEN? Thursday, April 21st @ 6:00 pm

WHERE? 203 Garland Hall

WHY? To provide intriguing topics of conversation for your future endeavors! The film looks at life without the sugar-coated lens we’ve come to expect from recent movies, and provokes intrigue on the theme of Democracy, Race, and Religion.

WHAT ELSE? Anyone can attend! If you decide you like the class, you can email Professor Bagger (mcbagger@ua.edu) for more information on the course, or visit the REL website.

Hope to see you there!

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