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.
Revisionist Western #1: DEAD MAN & THE WESTERN DREAM
w/ guest presentation “Poetry Written in Blood” by Dr. Greg Salyer on June 2, 2019
Revisionist Western #2: EASY RIDER & THE SEARCH FOR FREEDOM
w/ presentation by Devon Deimler, PhD on July 14, 2019 (50th Anniversary!)