Scott Derrickson (dir of Exorcism of Emily Rose) teaching a horror film seminar at summer arts & faith workshop
Sorry for the long absence, and for only posting a press release, but I thought this one was worth mentioning. Regular updates will resume soon… I hope.
Scott Derrickson, the director of The Exorcism of Emily Rose and the upcoming Sinister, is teaching a horror film seminar, “Transcendent Darkness,” at the Glen Workshop this summer, a beloved Christian arts workshop hosted by IMAGE Journal. Scott is a connoisseur of the darker traditions of cinema and uniquely situated to speak to the significance of Christian relevance within them. His own spiritual journey—from fundamentalism through evangelicalism and beyond—has been accompanied by an artistic journey that he will share with the class. This seminar and its accompanying discussion will be unafraid to confront the grotesque in the context of grace, in the grand tradition of Flannery O’Connor. In the end, Derrickson believes, confronting the darkness in us is often not only a prelude to understanding grace, hope, and redemption, but can itself be an experience of the divine. The selection of films, from horror to film noir and more, will be a guided tour through the films that have provided the most transcendent experiences for Derrickson as a Christian and as a filmmaker. Films may include:Taxi Driver, Apocalypse Now, Blade Runner, The Exorcist, The Shining, Breaking the Waves, Seven, Out of the Past, Night of the Hunter, Rashomon, Cries and Whispers, Repulsion.Please visit the class page on the Glen Workshop website for more information at http://ow.ly/8Xm6m, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Anna Johnson at 206–281–2988.