Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Irvine Auditorium. Amado Recital Hall
Peter Decherney, Professor of English and Cinema Studies
Karen Redrobe, Elliot and Roslyn Jaffe Endowed Professor in Film Studies and Chair of the Department of History of Art
Meta Mazaj, Senior Lecturer in Cinema Studies
Kathy DeMarco Van Cleve, Senior Lecturer in Cinema Studies
Members of the Cinema and Media Studies faculty discuss the movies, directors, and stars nominated for Oscars in 2017. What does this year’s slate of movies tell us? Who will win and why? Has Hollywood begun to address the criticisms of its lack of diversity that surrounded last year’s ceremony? Did the musical genre and Mel Gibson make permanent comebacks in 2016?
Penn Arts and Sciences' long-running Knowledge by the Slice series offers educational talks led by insightful faculty experts. Did we mention there's pizza? So come for the discussion and have a slice on us.