Northwestern University

Fri 6:00 PM

Illuminating the Shadows: Film Criticism in Focus - Critics and Scholars

When: Friday, May 4, 2012
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM  

Where: Block Museum of Art, Mary and Leigh, 40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public

Cost: General public Free

Contact: Block Cinema Office   847.491.4000

Group: Block Cinema

Category: Fine Arts

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Please join us for a sequel to last year’s widely publicized conference on film criticism. This year’s panel will delve further into the relations between film criticism and academic film studies. Relations between these fields have ranged from intimate to estranged, from alliance to antagonism. Still, critics and scholars often speak to overlapping audiences, and in many cases work across both endeavors, whether by practicing both forms of writing, circulating esoteric ideas to a wider readership, or using criticism as an archive of aesthetic, cultural, and historical knowledge about the movies. Join us as we probe and debate these and other aspects of the complex symbiosis between criticism and scholarship. Panelists will include Adrian Martin, professor of film at Monash University, Australia; Girish Shambu, blogger and professor of Management at Canisius College; and other participants to be announced. The discussion will be moderated by film blogger and Northwestern professor Nick Davis. The 6pm panel will be followed by a free film screening at 8pm of Exposed (1983), selected for this occasion and introduced by Adrian Martin.

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