About this Event
Calling all campus cinephiles and mythology enthusiasts! Get ready to embark on a cinematic odyssey at our Classics B-Movie Festival, where the legends of Greek mythology come to life in all their B-movie glory. Join us as we dive into a whirlwind of camp and adventure, where gods, monsters, and mortals collide in the most unexpected ways! At the end of each film, there will be some light discussion of some of its themes and its cinematographic significance. Even if you’re new to Greek mythology, come join us—all are welcome!
Jason and the Argonauts (1963)
We’re kicking off this festival with the incomparable Jason and the Argonauts (1963)! Directed by Ray Harryhausen, this classic film brings the legendary quest for the Golden Fleece to life with phenomenal stop-motion animation. Follow Jason (and Medea!) and his crew as they face mythical creatures and epic challenges on their journey. It’s worth it just to see the iconic stop-motion skeletons.
Sponsored by the Department of Classics and the Bowdoin Film Society