Radical Theater to Theatrical Cinema: Ritwik Ghatak’s Experiment in Autobiography

When 10 Oct 2019
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Where Columbia University Low Memorial Library Trustee
535 West 116th Street
New York, NY 10027
United States

“Sites of Cinema” takes a new approach to the question of cinema at the moment when cinema is said to be in decline, even in some accounts said to be facing its “death.” Alternative to André Bazin’s question “What is Cinema?” “Sites of Cinema” will ask “Where is Cinema?” Where has it been seen to be and where will it be spaced in the future—as theoretical construct, national culture, material object, artistic work, social practice and space of exhibition. Cinema has moved and is still moving—from theatrical stages to museum walls, in and on buildings as well as within historical nations and regions of the world. “Sites of Cinema” signals our interest in site-specific cinemas plural but also cinema as a total apparatus—the “cinema of the mind” for the mass audience.

Presentations will be performed by speaker Moinak Biswas, ICLS Visiting Scholar and Professor at the Department  of Film Studies Jadavpur University. Response by Debashree Mukherjee,  Assistant Professor of Modern South Asian Studies, Columbia University.

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