Passport to World Cinema Series: The Angels' Share
Mar 21 2013 7:30PM - 9:30PM
Presented by the School of Film and the Philadelphia Film Society(PFS), the "Passport to World Cinema" monthly film series features the past year's strongest cinema from around the globe. Each of the screenings – shown on 35mm film – will include a notable international film title from the recent film festival circuit and a post-screening talkback led by a local film connoisseur.
This month features "The Angels' Share," the crowd-pleasing new film from PFS alum Ken Loach ("Looking For Eric").
Professor Paul Swann writes about visual culture from a critical and historical perspective. His research interests include the international culture trade, and media and the city. His most recent published work addresses the culture industries and the post-industrial city. His articles have appeared in numerous journals and scholarly anthologies, including Studies in Visual Communication, Cinema Journal, Critical Communication Review, Historical Media Development, Velvet Light Trap and Journal of Film, Radio and Television. His most recent work is "From Workshop to Backlot: The Greater Philadelphia Film Office," published in Cinema and the City: Film and Urban Societies in Urban Context (2001). Professor Swann’s books include The British Documentary Film Movement, 1926-1946 and The Hollywood Feature Film in Postwar Britain. He has reviewed manuscripts for University of Minnesota Press, Cambridge University Press, Temple University Press, Vanderbilt University Press and Focal Press. He has consulted for the National Endowment on the Humanities and the United States Information Agency. His television credits include film research for Once in a Million Years (BBC-TV documentary) and Private Schultz (BBC-TV drama series). Film and Media Arts courses taught by Professor Swann include Introduction to Film and Video Analysis, Media & Culture, History of Narrative Film, Critical History of Documentary Film, Film Theory and Aesthetics, Critical and Interpretive Methods, Communication Aesthetics, Film History, and Postmodern Criticism. Professor Swann also offers courses in the American Studies and Intellectual Heritage programs and has taught at Temple University’s campuses in Tokyo and London.
Screenings are $5 for the general public and free to both University of the Arts ID holders and Philadelphia Film Society members.
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