A Screening of Detour (1945) with Introduction and Q&A by Noah Isenberg
Monday, October 20, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Schwartz 106
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 20th at 7:00 p.m. in Schwartz 106.
Professor Isenberg is the author, most recently, of Edgar G. Ulmer: A Filmmaker at the Margins (California, 2014), which the New York Times 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.
Women's Liberation In The Hoag-Hall Collection Of Extreme Literature
A talk by Joyce Antler and Karen Hansen
Wednesday, October 22, 3:30-5:00, Rapaporte Treasure Hall
A close-looking event, presented by the Mandel Center for the Humanities and the Brandeis Library. Professors Antler and Hansen will examine several intriguing documents in the Library's Special Collection of Extremist Literature which together tell the story of Women's Liberation in the 1960s-1980s. Why were these documents and the events they chronicle considered "extreme"? Would they be so catalogued now?
“When Red was a Scary Color: Hollywood and the Blacklist”
A talk by Arnie Reisman, screenwriter of Hollywood on Trial (1976)
Wednesday, October 29th at 5:00 p.m. Mandel Center G03
Arnie Reisman is an award-winning writer, producer and performer. 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). This October, Reisman was named Martha's Vineyard Poet Laureate for a two year term from 2014-2016.
"Ready To Turn The World Upside Down”: Women’s Liberation And Jewish Identity
A talk by Professor Joyce Antler
Thursday, November 20th 12:00-1:00, Mandel Center 303
Reconstructing the lost Jewishness of radical feminism, Professor Antler explains why the honor-roll of women’s liberation pioneers includes so many Jewish women—and the complex identity politics behind their own—and others’—failure to chronicle this history.