The Crowd (King Vidor, 1928)

Cinema and Modernity

A symposium featuring Francesco Casetti, Ben Singer, Miriam Hansen, Tom Gunning & others
Monday, February 6, 2006 (All day) to Wednesday, February 8, 2006 (All day)
This symposium deals with the varied relations between film, modernism as an art movement, and modernity as a social fact. Schedule of Events: Sunday, February 5 at 7 pm Screening of The Crowd (King Vidor, 1928) with live piano accompaniment provided by David Drazin. Introduction by Tom Gunning. Monday, February 6 starting at 10:30 am 10:30 am to 1:00 pm - Opening remarks by Tom Gunning (University of Chicago), followed by presentation by Francesco Casetti (University Cattolica of Milan), author of Inside the Gaze: The Fiction Film and its Spectator and Theories of Cinema, 1945-1995 Respondents: Miriam Hansen (University of Chicago) and Ben Singer (University of Wisconsin-Madison)