Movie Madness University

Movie Madness University at the Miniplex, 4320 SE Belmont, offers both multi-week and single week options for “movie lovers to learn stuff” in May. 

For those who can only commit to a single class, there’s Mystical Sci-Fi Epic, plunging into the mysteries and wonders of one of the greatest sci-fi cult classics of the new millennium, Tuesday, May 17, 7 pm. Taught by Willamette Week film critic Bennett Campbell Ferbuson, the class looks at a centuries-spanning epic about a conquistador seeking a hidden tree, a scientist studying brain tumors and a grieving astronaut searching for solace in the embrace of a dying star.

Another single class option is Supernatural Cult Horror Tuesday, May 31, 7 pm. Lead instructor Kia Geraths will present a look behind the scenes at the making of the 1981 cult classic supernatural horror film that spawned a franchise and launched a chin from Sam Raimi.

For those interested in multi-week classes there’s The Maxtrix: Trans-lated Wednesdays, May 4-25, 7 pm, a deep dive into all things trans in the four films of The Matrix led by Max Swanson, and a Ground Kontrol-sponsored class, Based on the Hit Game… Thursdays, May 5-26, 7 pm, taught by Dylan Reiff.

More information and registration for all MMU classes at

Movie Madness University

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