Owl of Minerva film series
This semester’s film series is organized around the theme Crime and Punishment and explores the philosophical implications of capital punishment, genocide and justice, responsibility, premeditation and compulsion in the commission of crime, vengeance vs. justice, the prison-industrial complex in America, the war on drugs in America and its devastating consequences for the poor, and the apparent indifference of God in the face of murder and genocide. Films screened will include the following:
M (1931, Fritz Lang); A Clockwork Orange (1971, Stanley Kubrick); A Short Film about Killing (1988, Krzysztof Kieślowski ); Pierrepoint (2005, Adrian Shergold ); The Virgin Spring (1960, Ingmar Bergman); The Prison in Twelve Landscapes (2016, Brett Story ); The House I Live In (2012, Eugene Jarecki ); The Act of Killing (2012, Joshua Oppenheimer ); Minority Report (2002, Steven Spielberg ); Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989, Woody Allen), God on Trial (2008, Andy de Emmony).
Please contact Professor Carrie Swanson with any questions.