Facet Film School’s new six-week session of evening classes begins tonight with “The ‘Religious’ Films of Luis Bunuel,” taught by Zoran Samardzija of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Scheduled for screening and discussion on Monday nights through August 25 are Susana (1951), Nazarin (1959), Viridiana (1961), Simon of the Desert (1965), The Milky Way (1969), and Tristana (1970).

Beginning Tuesday, novelist Aimee Laberge will lecture on the regional cinema of Quebec, screening Claude Jutra’s Mon Oncle Antoine (1971), Michel Brault’s Les Ordres (1974), Ted Kotcheff’s The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1974), Denys Arcand’s The Decline of the American Empire (1986), Jean-Claude Lauzon’s Leolo (1992), and Phillippe Falardeau’s Congorama (2006).

Charles Burnett and Haile Gerima are the focus of Brandon Linden‘s Wednesday-night course, “The LA Rebellion,” which will include Killer of Sheep (1977), Bush Mama (1972), Ashes and Embers (1982), My Brother’s Wedding (1983), To Sleep With Anger (1990), and Sankofa (1993).

Adam Jones of DePaul University will teach a David Mamet survey on Thursdays, screening House of Games (1987), Things Change (1988), Homicide (1991), Oleanna (1994), The Spanish Prisoner (1997), The Winslow Boy (1999), and Catastrophe (2000), Mamet’s little-seen short adapted from the Samuel Beckett play.

Classes are $125, $80 for Facets members. To enroll call 773-281-9075 or click here