David Pettersen The Gangster Suicides: Franco-American Crime Film from Poetic Realism to La Haine
The Gangster Suicides: Franco-American Crime Film from Poetic Realism to La Haine
Ohio State's Program in Film Studies offers students and the campus community the opportunity to think historically and critically about the entire culture of global cinema. The program partners with the Wexner Center's media arts department on cosponsored lectures and selected screenings.
David Pettersen, assistant professor of French and associate director of film studies at the University of Pittsburgh, traces the transatlantic cross-pollination of French and American crime and gangster cinema. His talk concentrates on three key moments of French film history: the poetic realism of the 1930s, the French New Wave of the 1960s, and early banlieue cinema (concentrating on the immigrant communities of the suburbs) of the 1990s.
Cosponsored with Ohio State’s Film Studies Program and Department of French and Italian.
Free to all audiences
SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS FOR FILM/VIDEO
Rohauer Collection Foundation
American Airlines/American Eagle
GENERAL SUPPORT FOR THE WEXNER CENTER
Greater Columbus Arts Council
Ohio Arts Council