Cinemyth Film Series

A monthly screening series curated for and at the Philosophical Research Society in Los Angeles

The Cinemyth Film Series is a monthly screening event exploring the role of myth in independent and cult cinema, as well as less-exposed mythic aspects of popular films. We’ll see how each film engages ancient or prevailing cultural mythologies and even creates new myths in its own right. Each screening is a curated event featuring a select film and a short presentation by a mythologist or mythically-inclined cinephile, followed by open discussion with the audience. Myth is genre and genre will be our guide—screenings are curated by Devon Deimler into 3-part series according to a specific sub-genre.

 
 
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Revisionist Western #1: DEAD MAN & THE WESTERN DREAM

w/ guest presentation “Poetry Written in Blood” by Dr. Greg Salyer on June 2, 2019

Original event description on Atlas Obscura


Revisionist Western #2: EASY RIDER & THE SEARCH FOR FREEDOM

w/ presentation by Devon Deimler, PhD on July 14, 2019 (50th Anniversary!)

Original event description on Atlas Obscura

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Revisionist Western #3: UNFORGIVEN & THE MYTH OF THE MAN WITH NO NAME

w/ guest presentation by Aaron Kemp, PhD on August 11, 2019

Original event description on Atlas Obscura