As part of the Semester of the Essay Film, and in preparation for Timothy Corrigan's talk at the Filmmaker's Voice: The Essay Film and the Circulation of Ideas Symposium, The UMD International Film Series presents Lech Majewski's The Mill and the Cross (2011), which dramatizes characters and situations depicted in Pieter Bruegel the Elder's painting The Way to Calvary.
Orson Welles's F for Fake (1973)
Date/Location TBD | 89 min.
As part of the Semester of the Essay Film, The UMD International Film Series presents Orson Welles's F for Fake (1973), an oft-cited example of the essay film form. Ostensibly a documentary about the art forger Elmyr de Hory, Welles investigates larger assumptions about authorship, fabrication, and expectation in an anecdotal, almost conversational, mode.
Selected and introduced by English Graduate Student Paul Cote.
Screenings will usually be held in Tawes Hall. Graduate students have selected the titles for the fall portion of this series.
The series is sponsored by the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, the College of Arts and Humanities, the Center for Literature and Comparative Studies, the Department of English, and the Institute for International Programs.
A brief discussion and free pizza will follow each film.