American Neorealism: Film’s Favorite New Genre

Defining the emerging genre which has been carved out by a group of filmmakers including Derek Cianfrance, Jeff Nichols, and Sean Baker – American Neorealism. While the term “neorealism” has historically been associated with Italian cinema of the 1940s and 1950s, these contemporary American filmmakers have embraced a similar aesthetic and approach to storytelling.

This genre emphasizes the depiction of everyday life and the struggles of working-class people, often exploring themes of family, poverty, and the American Dream. The films are often shot on location, using natural lighting and non-professional actors to create a sense of authenticity and realism.

By talking about these films in depth, I hope to shed light on the growing style and its impact on contemporary cinema.

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DAGA – Good Man
BeeSaa – Swing
Mike Patton – The Snow Angel (remix)

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99 Homes
American Honey
Before Sunset
Bicycle Thieves
Blue Valentine
Boyz n The Hood
Dazed n Confused
Good Time
Hell or High Water
Jeff, Who Lives at Home
Killer of Sheep
Leave No Trace
Menace II Society
Rome, Open City
Shotgun Stories
Take Shelter
The Florida Project
The Place Beyond the Pines
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