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The Square Screen: A Reflection on Unhip Cinema of the 1960s

Date:  Wednesday 17th August, 2016
Time:  5.30 – 7pm
Location: Cinema 327, Robert Webster Building, UNSW Kensington Campus

The Cinematic Thinking Network in conjunction with Arts and Media at UNSW is pleased to present a lecture by Dana Polan.

Illustrated with a variety of clips, this seminar will discuss how mainstream films of the American Sixties complicate easy divisions of the period into establishment cinema and a hip, cutting-edge alternative.

Dana Polan is a Professor of Cinema Studies at NYU and author of 8 books in film and media studies, including Power and Paranoia: History, Narrative, and the American Cinema, 1940-1950; Scenes of Instruction: The Beginnings of the U.S. Study of Film, 1915-1935; and Julia Child’s ‘The French Chef’.

The Cinematic Thinking Network has 100 members from around the globe and hosts a yearly workshop on film-philosophy as well as occasional one-off symposia and guest lectures. Further information, including instructions on how to become a member, can be obtained at http://cinematicthinkingnetwork.org or by contacting Lisa Trahair (l.trahair@unsw.edu.au)

Finding us
Robert Webster Building is located mid-way off the UNSW main walkway. Map Ref G14. Cinema 327 is located on the third floor.


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