Thursday, May 21, 1987, 8:00 pm

Film and the Critical Eye — Panel Discussion


800 Chestnut Street

San Francisco, CA, 94133

Just as filmmaking and exhibition opportunities have undergone tremendous changes, so too have the avenues and approaches of film criticism. What are the possibilities for criticism today, and what are its values and purposes? This panel will discuss the complex interaction between writer and filmmaker, critic and artist. Panelists include: Jim Hoberman, filmmaker, teacher at New York University and film critic for the Village Voice and other publications; Marjorie Keller, writer (The Untutored Eye), filmmaker and editor of Motion Picture; and Peter Wollen, filmmaker, author of Signs and Meanings in Cinema, and contributor to the British magazine Screen. Moderator is David Gerstein, co-director of the Cinematheque and co-editor of Cinematograph.