As rhythmic meditations on urban spaces that shied away from character and narrative, city films of the 1920s and 1930s blended modernism, documentary, everyday life, and abstraction. The filmmakers took their cameras into the streets, capturing architecture, people, and industrial tempos, and then they pieced together their footage using graphic and thematic modes of organization.
Tag: President’s Choice
Every semester, IU President Michael A. McRobbie programs a series of films based around a theme. This year, in honor of the Media School opening in Franklin Hall, his series is called “Reporting Conflict,” and it is about the power of the media. The last film in this year’s series is the 1969 political classic… Read more »
The blogging team at A Place For Film extends thanks to IU President Michael A. McRobbie for supporting our new blogging adventure by inviting us to share the transcript of his remarks, which kicked off this fall’s President’s Choice: Reporting Conflict Film Series. Introduction of Peter Weir’s The Year of Living Dangerously President Michael A…. Read more »