Visual Literacy

Visual Literacy

Throughout the year, the Academy hosts nearly 1000 middle and high school students from the Los Angeles Unified School District who participate in a unique visual literacy program.  These events include feature-film screenings, group discussions, film analyses, and filmmaker visits.

Utilizing common core principles, the program is designed to help students become aware of media messages encountered daily, improve analytical skills to evaluate those messages, and encourage provocative and thoughtful interaction with the media.

Past films used in discussion:

 
A BETTER LIFE (2011)
ACROSS THE UNIVERSE (2007)
AKEELAH AND THE BEE 2006)
THE BLIND SIDE (2009)
BRING IT ON (2000)
COACH CARTER (2005)
CRASH (2004)
CRAZY/BEAUTIFUL (2001)
FREEDOM WRITERS (2007)
FRUITVALE STATION (2013)
GIRLFIGHT (2000)
HOLLYWOOD CHINESE (2007)
JUNO (2007)
LOVE & BASKETBALL (2000)
MEAN GIRLS (2004)
NAPOLEON DYNAMITE (2004)
REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES (2002)
REMEMBER THE TITANS (2000)
RENT (2005)
ROLE MODELS (2008)
THE SPECTACULAR NOW (2013)
STAND AND DELIVER (1988)
THIRTEEN (2003)
WHIP IT (2009)