April 8: Steven Jacobs

3 Apr

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On Tuesday April 8 at 1.30 PM, we welcome Steven Jacobs from the University of Ghent for a guest lecture. Jacobs is an expert on cinematic representations of architecture and cities. In his lecture he will focus on the genre of city symphonies, films from the 1920s which include such films as René Clair’s Paris qui dort and Walter Ruttmann’s Berlin, Die Sinfonie der Großstadt. This lecture takes place in the context of the seminar The Art of Comparison: The Cinematic City by Ivo Blom, Koos Bosma and our endowed professor Bert Hogenkamp. Subsequently, Bert Hogenkamp will lecture on the image of Amsterdam in Dutch documentaries (Ivens, Van der Elsken, Van der Keuken).

Images: stills from Menschen am Sonntag (Robert Siodmak and Billy Wilder, 1930, and A Photographer Films Amsterdam (Ed van der Elsken, 1982).

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