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BFI Southbank Guide Dec 2017

THE BFI REUBEN LIBRARY THE BFI REUBEN LIBRARY Spectacle of property t h e h o u S e i n a m e r i c a n f i l m J o h n D a v i D r h o D e S 52 book online at bfi.org.uk New Writings: Socialist Spectatorship, Capitalist Spectatorship TRT 90min In the latest of our series profiling cutting-edge new work in film studies, we welcome John David Rhodes and Emma Widdis from University of Cambridge to explore connections between their new books, Spectacle of Property and Socialist Senses. How do films produced in capitalist and socialist contexts differ? What kind of spectators MON 4 DEC 18:30 BFI REUBEN LIBRARY do they imagine, and create? Is the very act of looking political? Following illustrated presentations, Rhodes and Widdis will be joined in conversation by scholars Ian Christie (Birkbeck) and Laura Marcus (Oxford). Tickets £6.50 Collection Focus: Thrillers ‘Thrillers, like horror films, trap us temporarily in someone else’s nightmare, but the anxieties that surface are our own... The point is not simply to shock or excite us, but to insert us into a weightless environment with few specific coordinates, to set us adrift in a medium of uncertainty, with our expectations suspended. In good thrillers it is we who are suspended, caught between what we know and what we fear.’ Morris Dickstein in American Film (Jul-Aug 1981) Why not set yourself adrift this month in the library and explore our specially curated display of material on all things thriller? See p20 for our Who Can You Trust? season The BFI Reuben Library – with the largest collection of material about film, television and the moving image in the world – is a free resource and study space; whether you’re a serious researcher or just stopping by on your way to a screening. We have state-ofthe art scanning facilities and an easy-to-use database to point you in the right direction if needed. Open Tue to Sat 10:30-19:00 With thanks to our generous supporters: Principal Funders: The Reuben Foundation Major Benefactors: The Edwin Fox Foundation The Dr Mortimer and Theresa Sackler Foundation Additional Support: The Hintze Family Charitable Foundation


BFI Southbank Guide Dec 2017
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