Wednesdays 9 & 23 August, 6 & 20 September, 11 & 18 October, 6.30–8.30pm

The Faculty of Arts is proud to present Turning Points in Cinema to Die For. For this masterclass we have invited seven Melbourne scholars, critics and artists to account for the profound and enduring impact of the cinema on their lives

The Faculty of Arts is proud to present Turning Points in Cinema to Die For. For this masterclass we have invited seven Melbourne scholars, critics and artists to account for the profound and enduring impact of the cinema on their lives. Each of our speakers has chosen a beloved film which represents a turning point in their professional and personal experience and which has brought them to a new and inspiring understanding of the world and their place in it.

Unsurprisingly all six films have a history of significant audience and critical appeal. Above all, these films have distinguished themselves for their ability to reach out to and influence creative and performing artists and audiences well beyond the realms of the movie business. Studied together, they make up a new and refreshingly eclectic set of films to add to your essential viewing list. Join us in the discussion with our experts as they reveal why these are not only films to see before you die, but films to die for.

Hosted by Dr Mark Nicholls, Senior Lecturer in Cinema Studies at The University of Melbourne

Each session includes a 50-minute lecture discussing the speaker’s chosen film, followed by a break with light refreshments, and concluding with a discussion and Q&A with the speaker and host.

Wednesday 9 August
6.30 - 8.30pm

Speaker: Professor Barbara Creed
Film: 42nd Street, (Bacon, 1933)

Wednesday 23 August
6.30 - 8.30pm

Speaker: Dr Mark Nicholls
Film: Voyage to Italy, (Roberto Rossellini, 1954)

Wednesday 6 September
6.30 - 8.30pm

Speakers: Professor Véronique Duché and Dr Andrew McGregor
Film: La Grande Vadrouille (Gérard Oury, 1966)

Wednesday 20 September
6.30 - 8.30pm

Speaker: Kelly Gellatly
Film: Blow Up (Antonioni, 1966)

Wednesday 11 October
6.30 - 8.30pm

Speaker: David McAlister AM
Film: The Turning Point (Ross, 1977)

Wednesday 18 October
6.30 - 8.30pm

Speaker: Professor Alfredo Martinez-Exposito
Film: Julieta (Almodovar, 2016)

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Cost

  • Individual session: $55* / $65
  • Series Pass: $300* / $350

Refreshments are included each week

*University of Melbourne alumni, staff, and students

Venue

Forum Theatre, Arts West Building, The University of Melbourne, Parkville

Registrations

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Enquiries

Community Education Manager, Faculty of Arts
Caterina Sciacca
Email
caterina.sciacca@unimelb.edu.au
Phone
03 8344 3996