Film and Film Making in Kentucky

One-day conference at UofL on October 4, 2013
When Oct 04, 2013
from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
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Film and film making in Kentucky will be the subject of an all-day conference at the University of Louisville on October 4th.  The conference is intended to clarify the current status of film making in Kentucky, articulate the need for film criticism and film studies, and provide an opportunity for the general public to learn more about the film industry.

Stephen Prince, author of the popular text, Movies and Meaning:  An Introduction to Film, will be the keynote speaker.  Prince is also the author of studies of violence in movies and monographs on the directors, Sam Peckinpah and Akira Kurasawa.

In addition there will be two panel discussions on film making in Kentucky:

  • the first will feature directors and producers of feature films shot in Kentucky, and
  • the second will present documentary film makers discussing their work.

There will also be discussions of the business of film as well as a panel discussion on teaching and writing about film.

The conference is a project of the Center for Arts and Culture Partnerships of the University of Louisville, which seeks to create learning opportunities for a wide public.  The expected audience will include faculty and students from area universities, but also movie fans, filmmakers, critics, and people interested in learning more about film as an art form.

Area university and school faculty and students attend free, but admission for others is $25, which includes the cost of a continental breakfast and lunch.
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