I want to watch more films… That’s where the idea for 52 Films really started - there has been a growing list of overlooked films that, year after year, I neglect to chip away at; like a New Years resolution that falls apart after a month.
I’m guilty of getting too wrapped up in my own work - feeling too busy to sit down and watch this film or that film - even though I know better; even though stepping away from my own work, which I am at times struggling with, and watching someone else’s work often jars something loose, often helps get past a problem I’ve been running circles with.
So, 52 Films is a few things -
It’s a way of staying motivated to watch more films; it’s a way to be inspired on a regular basis, and it’s a way to kickstart an open conversation around cinema and visual literacy.
I won’t be reviewing films, there’s people out there that do a far better job of that than I could ever do, and thats something I have little interest in. What I will be doing is sharing what stood out to me - I hope to simply put into words what I took away from these films, what I learned, what could be applied to today’s films regarding structure, technology, risk-taking, failure.
I’d love it if YOU were a part of this also.
- I’ll publish a calendar of films, 1 film for each week of the year.
- Films are watched on Wednesdays.
- I’ll have a post that goes up on Thursday that opens up the conversation around that film.
- That’s it.
Join in if you have something, small or large, to say. Or just follow along for the motivation of watching more films!