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University Lecture: Film Professor Annette Insdorf, Oct. 26


WHAT : "Cinematic 'Overtures,' " a University Lecture by renowned Columbia Film Professor Annette Insdorf.

Insdorf will explore how the opening sequence of great films provides the visual and aural keys to unlock the rest of the cinematic text. Her close analysis includes clips from such motion pictures as The Conformist (Bernardo Bertolucci, Italy, 1971), The Tin Drum (Volker Schlondorff, Germany, 1979) and The Unbearable Lightness of Being (Philip Kaufman, U.S., 1988).

WHEN: 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 26

WHERE: Rotunda, Low Memorial Library

This event is free and open to the public. Seating is not reserved, and will be on a first-come, first served basis.


Annette Insdorf is director of Undergraduate Film Studies, and a professor in the Graduate Film Division of the School of the Arts, for which she was chair from l990 to 1995. She is the author of Double Lives, Second Chances: The Cinema of Krzysztof Kieslowski; Francois Truffaut, a study of the French director's work; and Indelible Shadows: Film and the Holocaust, whose third edition received the National Board of Review's William K. Everson Award in Film History in 2003. On television, Professor Insdorf is the host of Cannes Film Festival coverage for BRAVO and the Independent Film Channel.

Press interested in attending this event should contact the Office of Public Affairs at 212.854.5573.

Published: Oct 25, 2004
Last modified: Jan 10, 2005

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