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In 1976, Wim Wenders’ Kings of the Road redefined the road film, and in the thirty years since, cinema and travel have existed in continuous dialogue. What energies, fantasies, and anxieties are released when film crosses a border or hits the road? How do movies respond to tourism, exile, migration, flight? How are ideas of "nation" and "foreignness" shaped by cinema and what part does it play in globalism?

Join the experts in a day of spirited discussion and debate of Reel Travel.

 

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SYMPOSIUM

Reel Travel
Displacements of Film


Cosponsored by the Penn Humanities Forum in association with Penn's Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures and Cinema Studies Program

Friday, 6 April, 2007
9:00 am – 5:30 pm


Penn Humanities Forum
3619 Locust Walk, Penn campus

Event free and open to the public.



Program Agenda

• DOCUMENTS IN DISORDER (9:10a)

Katie Trumpener (Yale)
The Journey to Poland: Helke Misselwitz's Foreign Oder and the Posterity of GDR Documentary

David Kazanjian (Penn)
Handwork: Beyond Egoyan's Ararat

• PERIPATETICS OF DISPLACEMENT (11:15a)
Short Videos and Conversation with Conceptual Artist Kinga Araya

• TRAVELS WITH MICHAEL HANEKE (1:15p)

Imke Meyer
(Bryn Mawr)
Empire's Remains: Displacement and Historical Memory in Michael Haneke's Le Temps du loup

Fatima Naqvi (Rutgers)
Hiding Places: Migration and Space in Michael Haneke's Films

• IN THE COURSE OF TIME: TRAVEL, CINEMA, MEDIA (3:20p)

Gerd Gemünden (Dartmouth)
Wenders Revisited

Rod Coover (Temple)
Characters, Paths, and Panoramas; New Media Tools and the Displacements of the Cinematic Journey