October 1-2, 2014, Rapaporte Treasure Hall
This two-day conference will explore the critical theory of Herbert Marcuse.
The conference coincides with the 50th anniversary of the publication of Marcuse's most famous book, "One-Dimensional Man: Studies in the Ideology of Advanced Industrial Society," and our recent discovery of an early draft of this book that was given to Brandeis by Marcuse himself.
Registration for the conference is free.
Lunch will be provided both days.
For more information, please see the conference website.
A Screening of Detour (1945) with Introduction and Q&A by Noah Isenberg
Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
Noah Isenberg, Professor and Chair of Culture and Media at Eugene Lang College-The New School for Liberal Arts, will introduce and provide Q&A for Edgar G. Ulmer’s 1945 film, Detour on October 6th, at 7:00 p.m.
Professor Isenberg is the author of several books, his most recent being Edgar G. Ulmer: A Filmmaker at the Margins (California, 2014), which the New York Times recently called “a page turner of a biography,” his other books include Detour (British Film Institute, 2008) and, as editor, Weimar Cinema: An Essential Guide to Classic Films of the Era (Columbia, 2009), which was named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title. He serves as book review editor of Film Quarterly magazine, and is currently writing a new book, Everybody Comes to Rick’s: How ‘Casablanca’ Taught Us to Love Movies, to be published by W.W. Norton in the US and by Faber & Faber in the UK. For additional information, please see Professor Isenberg's website.
“When Red was a Scary Color: Hollywood and the Blacklist”
A talk by Arnie Reisman, screenwriter of Hollywood on Trial (1976)
Wednesday, October 22nd at 4:00 p.m.
Arnie Reisman has been an award-winning writer, producer and performer for more than three decades, in commercial and public television, corporate video, theatre and film. In 2009, with Ann Carol Grossman, he produced for PBS The Powder & the Glory, a 90-minute film focusing on the business rivalry and cultural influences of Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden. His national telecasts include Hollywood On Trial (Oscar-nominated documentary on the blacklist), The Other Side of the Moon (90-minute PBS special for 20th anniversary of the lunar landing) and PBS' AIDS Quarterly with Peter Jennings. Since the inception of the series in 1996, he has been a regular panelist on National Public Radio's Says You!, the weekly comedy quiz show now airing in more than 120 markets. He was also the former executive editor of the news weekly, Boston After Dark (now the Boston Phoenix), and is presently the vice president of the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts.