Global City Symphony

Influenced by the modernist and avant garde movements at the turn of the 20th Century, artists began to embrace a new form of expression – the documentary film – to capture the ultimate human achievement: the modern city. Films that emerged from this artistic style captured both individual cities (such as Walter Ruttman’s Berlin: Symphony […]

Flat Hat News: City Symphony Documentaries

This year, W&M professor Tim Barnard and filmmaker-in-residence Jes Therkelsen are team-teaching a documentary production course in conjunction with the festival. Students in the class will produce two documentary productions inspired by the city symphony, a genre of film that originated with 1920’s avant-garde filmmakers. One project, a W&M Global Summer City Symphony, will compile […]