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September 2018

Discussion: What is the future of horror as a genre?

September 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Portland Roasting Coffee, 815 SE Oak Street
Portland, OR 97214 us
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Discussion Facilitator: Kellye McBrideTeacher bio: http://peoplescolloquium.org/teacher-bios/ Syllabus:Building upon concepts like the uncanny, return of the repressed, art-horror, and the monster, how has contemporary horror subverted these tropes? This discussion will be less theory-based then it will be about applying theory to various films. Level 1: View one or more of the following films:Get Out by Jordan PeeleA Quiet Place by John KrasinskiCabin in the Woods by Drew GoddardThe Final Girls by Todd Strauss-Schulson Level 2: View a contemporary horror film…

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Lecture: Is the universe a desert? The failed search for extraterrestrial life

September 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Portland Roasting Coffee, 815 SE Oak Street
Portland, OR 97214 us
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Lecturer: Richard popeTeacher bio: http://peoplescolloquium.org/teacher-bios/ Description:When looking out at the the universe with its nebula, quasars, and countless galaxies, a startling yet troubling question arises. Is the universe a lifeless desert stretching forever? There is of course one exception, and that is planet earth, which in comparison to everything we can see through our telescopes, is like an oasis. But what chance does our oasis and the life being nurtured on its shoreline stand against such a vast cosmic indifference,…

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