Art and Film: New Directions in Cinema

Artists from other fields have long been among those making the greatest contributions to new aesthetic developments in cinema. This year three remarkably accomplished artists offer their insights and analysis about the challenges of conventional cinema exemplified by their work. English filmmaker/painter Derek Jarman joins cinematic newcomers Peter Sellars (opera and theatre) and Julie Taymor (theatre and puppetry) in a wide-ranging discussion which will focus on uses of sound and music in The Cabinet of Dr. Ramirez, the relationship between technology and character in Fool’s Fire, and the extraordinarily juxtaposition of the classic and the contemporary in Edward II. Twenty-five years of innovation and retrenchment after the New Wave of the sixties open the doors for the consideration of what’s next.


Derek Jarman
Peter Sellars
Julie Taymor
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