Art Film Reflections is based on the assumption that cinema has the power to enhance and transform our lives. It can transform our consciousness. It can free us from conventional ideas about the nature of reality and lead us to a more authentic existence. It can lead us to listen more to our unconscious and its expressions, to discover and integrate disowned parts of ourselves, and to pursue an ultimate wholeness and balance in our lives. That is, cinema can help us individuate.
The films most likely to prove transformative are the classic art films. Accordingly, this website aims to facilitate close viewing of some of these great films.
Further, the site aims at being an interactive site. I have posted some preliminary comments, but a great deal more can be said about each film. I hope that viewers will add their own comments that result from their reflective viewing.
As of September 14, 2014, summaries, analyses, and reflections on the following films have been posted on Art Film Reflections: