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The Story of Film: An Odyssey

Event: The Story of Film: An Odyssey
Episodes 12–13: 1980s–1990s
Sun, Oct 14 | 1 PM

1980s: Moviemaking and Protest Around the World
Protest flourished in the movies of the 1980s, and brave filmmakers spoke truth to power. American independent director John Sayles talks about these years. In Beijing, Chinese cinema blossomed before the Tiananmen crackdown. In the Soviet Union, the past welled up in astonishing films, and master director Krzysztof Kieslowski emerged in Poland.

1990–1998: The Last Days of Celluloid Before the Coming of Digital
Film in the 1990s entered a surprise golden age. In Iran we meet Abbas Kiarostami, who rethought movie making and made it more real. Then, in Tokyo, we meet Shinji Tsukamoto, who laid the ground for the bold new Japanese horror cinema. In Paris Claire Denis, one of the world’s greatest directors, talks about her work. The story ends in Mexico.

(122 mins., video)
Date and time:October 14, 2012
1:00 PM
Location:Wexner Center Film/Video theater
Contact:Ticket Office
Phone Number:614-292-3535
Event category:Wexner Center
Event Type:Film

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