Sunday, November 14, 2010

PAST: "Archival Dreams: Early Ethnographic Cinema and its Spheres of Influence" at the Freer, THURS, Dec 16th at 7:00pm, Free

Archival Dreams: Early Ethnographic Cinema and its Spheres of Influence
Thursday, December 16th

Ad part of the series of events taking place along with the Fiona Tan exhibit, film historian Alison Griffiths explores fascinating encounters between anthropology, motion pictures, and popular visual culture from 1894-1920, drawing examples from her award-winning book "Wondrous Difference: Cinema, Anthropology," and "Turn-of-the-Century Visual Culture(2002)." Learn to appreciate ethnographic film's diverse roots, compelling beauty, and complicated status in the contemporary film archive.

Griffiths is a professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Baruch College of the City University of New York (CUNY) and a member of the doctoral faculty in theater at the CUNY Graduate Center.

Freer Gallery of Art
Meyer Auditorium
1050 Independence Avenue, SW
Metro: Smithsonian

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