Reel to Real: A Spielberg Canon – Student-curated Film Series presents JENNIFER’S BODY

Still from Jennifer's Body showing main character with lighter and phoneJENNIFER’S BODY (2009) will be screened on April 11th at 7pm, at the Angelika Theatre, Mockingbird Station, with FREE ADMISSION.  The satirical horror film directed by Karyn Kusama and written by Diablo Cody, will be the fourth film in the Student-Curated Film Series.

Student curator Mara Webb ’24 will introduce the film and welcome special guests in attendance from the Women in Film Dallas organization. Webb writes that “Jennifer’s Body, a film centered around female empowerment and horror, with Steven Spielberg’s work may seem like an unlikely pairing at first glance. However, there are intriguing connections to be drawn between the themes and approaches of these two distinct pieces of cinema: exploration of the supernatural, coming-of-age, and exploration of fear and humanity.”

SMU Film & Media Arts students Mara Webb and Isaac Ehrler are curating the series for spring 2024.

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Reel to Real:  A Spielberg Canon

Reel to Real: A  Spielberg  Canon is an exclusive film showcase dedicated to Steven Spielberg’s legacy. These screenings are classics that ignited the director’s passion for filmmaking to modern masterpieces that reflect his innovative approach and childhood roots as a boy scout. His versatile cinematic style weaves together emotion and entertainment, leaving a mark on the hearts of audiences worldwide as his visions turn from reel to real.

The series is sponsored through a collaboration with the G. William Jones Film & Video Collection, SMU Libraries and the Film and Media Arts Division of the Meadows School of the Arts.  Grant funding is provided by the Friends of the SMU Libraries.