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Film still from MATINEE: You see a crowded cinema hall, a black and white film is shown on the screen.

Tue 06.06.

  • Director

    Joe Dante

  • USA / 1993
    99 min. / 35 mm / Original version

  • Cinema

    Arsenal 1

    zu den Ticketszu dem Kalender
  • 18.00: Lecture by Francesco Casetti (Yale University): „Cinema as a Protective Medium“ In English language, Free admission 20.00: Film screening

Cinema is more than just the film itself. It is a dispositif that connect two elements: a closed space separated from the everyday world and a screen which allows the audience to come back into contact with the reality they’ve been separated from by way of moving images. Why this withdrawal from the world? And why this reconnection with reality via images? Francesco Casetti (Yale University) attempts to answer these comprehensive theoretical questions in his “Cinema as a Protective Medium” lecture. He thus examines whether cinema can replace how we are exposed to the world via a “mediated immediacy”. This idea of the protection and mediation of modern media is expanded on via an analysis of   Joe Dante’s MATINEE (USA 1993) – an ideal metaphor of our time, as Casetti remarks.
The Cinepoetics Lectures are a series put on by the research group of the same name at the Freie Universität Berlin. (Hannes Wesselkämper)

Funded by:

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