"Speaking about Godard" and "Antonioni's Look". Discussion on book releases

ms², Ogrodowa 19, cafe bar side entrance
30 November 2015, Monday at 18:00 hrs

Michelangelo Antonioni and Jean-Luc Godard – and some other directors – are considered the originators of modernism in film. Speaking of books, which critically redefine both Antonioni and Godard’s place in the history of cinema and the language of film analysis and reflection on the cinema, we will come back to the fundamental question about relations between cinema and modernity.

Can we still think of modernity and contemporary times with the help of cinema? Does this conceptual effort lie on the side of films and their directors or viewers and the ways of perceiving them?

Discussed publications: Kaja Silverman and Harun Farocki, Speaking about Godard, translated by Paulina Kwiatkowska, Warsaw 2014 and Antonioni’s Look, Paulina Kwiatkowska (ed.), Piotr Sadzik, Warsaw 2015 – MAMMAL Publishing House.

Guests: prof. Tomasz Majewski (Jagiellonian University), dr Mateusz Falkowski (Artes Liberales UW), dr Paulina Kwiatkowska(Institute of Polish Culture, University of Warsaw), dr Michał Pabiś-Orzeszyna (Institute of Contemporary Culture, University of Lodz), Jakub Majmurek ("Political Critique")

Admission free.

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