Time: 7:00 PM
The Tuesday night film series “Space, Body, Sound” showcases five films, selected by film studies faculty from five departments, chosen to reflect some aspect of Northrop’s primary focus on the performing arts. Each film will be introduced and framed by the faculty person who selected it. Curated by Verena Mund.
April 8: The Blood of a Poet
(France 1930; Jean Cocteau); programmed by Christophe Wall-Romana (French & Italian)
April 15: Itam Hakim Hopiit
(US 1984; Victor Masayesva) documentary; programmed by Angelica Lawson (American Indian); course: AMIN 3304 Indigenous Filmmakers
April 22: Reality
(Italy 2012; Matteo Garrone); programmed by Laurie Ouellette (Communication Studies); course: COMM 3231 Reality TV: History, Culture, and Economics
Reality (Italy 2012), Matteo Garrone’s story about a man’s desire to make it big on TV, explores the blurring between reality and its simulations. Italian neorealism meets the spectacle of reality TV in a tale of a fishmonger who reluctantly auditions for Big Brother only to get wholly caught up in the performance of ordinary personhood and the fame that being on TV promises. Reality offers a thought-provoking account of authenticity and everyday life in an increasingly mediated world.
April 29: We Can’t Go Home Again
(US 1973; Nicholas Ray) experimental film; programmed Alice Lovejoy (Cultural Studies & Comparative Literature); course: MIMS 8003 Historiography of the Moving Image
May 6: The River
(Taiwan 1997; Tsai Ming-liang); programmed by Jason McGrath (Asian Languages and Literatures); course: ALL 3356 Chinese Film
More information: http://ias.umn.edu/2014/04/08/space-body-sound/
To request disability accommodations, please contact Cultural Studies & Comparative Literature, firstname.lastname@example.org, 612-624-8099