Pursuit of the Real

  • November 03, 2014
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Aurora Cultural Centre

Dr. Gillian Helfield

Dr. Helfield, Lecturer in Cinema and Media Studies, Department of Film, Faculty of Fine Arts, York University

Pursuit of the Real
Since the invention of motion pictures in the 1890's, the attempt to capture reality on-screen has been a foremost aim of film and 
television directors throughout the world. This lecture will examine and discuss numerous and various theories, movements, aesthetics, and film and TV genres that have sought to represent "reality", or tried to explain our perceptions of it. We will also explore how, over time, our understanding and grasp of that so-called reality has been shaped and adapted by the surrounding cultural and political context.

This event is part of the Fall 2014 Speaker series.  To hear this speaker, please register for the Fall 2014 Speaker series.

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