October 4, 2010
Philosophy Fellow Douglas
Kellner, Ph.D., , examines film in the last decade, an era of
socio-political turbulence and conflict.
In his presentation, “Hollywood
Film in the Era of Bush/Cheney: A Contested Terrain,” he reviews how
popular films reflected the socio-political landscape, either reproducing conservative
and militaristic positions or criticizing the Bush Administration. His presentation is scheduled for Friday,
October 15, at 4 p.m.
is the author of Cinema Wars and the George
Kneller Chair in the Philosophy of Education at UCLA. His
talk will also address cultural wars over gender, sexuality, race, and class in
contemporary cinema and that updates the first volume by engaging Hollywood
cinema in the Obama Era.
visit is sponsored by the Philosphy
Department, one of 33 departments in the College of Arts and Sciences. His
lecture is free and open to the public.
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