Reel Travel

Friday, 6 April 2007 - 9:00am5:30pm

Penn Humanities Forum, 3619 Locust Walk

Reel Travel

Displacements of Film Symposium

In 1976, Wim Wenders’ Kings of the Road redefined the road film, and in the thirty years since, cinema and travel have existed in continuous dialogue. What energies, fantasies, and anxieties are released when film crosses a border or hits the road? How do movies respond to tourism, exile, migration, flight? How are ideas of "nation" and "foreignness" shaped by cinema and what part does it play in globalism?

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PROGRAM AGENDA


DOCUMENTS IN DISORDER (9:10a)

Katie Trumpener
(Yale)
The Journey to Poland: Helke Misselwitz's Foreign Oder and the Posterity of GDR Documentary

David Kazanjian (Penn)
Handwork: Beyond Egoyan's Ararat


PERIPATETICS OF DISPLACEMENT (11:15a)

Short Videos and Conversation with Conceptual Artist Kinga Araya


TRAVELS WITH MICHAEL HANEKE (1:15p)

Imke Meyer (Bryn Mawr)
Empire's Remains: Displacement and Historical Memory in Michael Haneke's Le Temps du loup

Fatima Naqvi (Rutgers)
Hiding Places: Migration and Space in Michael Haneke's Films


IN THE COURSE OF TIME: TRAVEL, CINEMA, MEDIA (3:20p)

Gerd Gemünden (Dartmouth)
Wenders Revisited

Rod Coover (Temple)
Characters, Paths, and Panoramas; New Media Tools and the Displacements of the Cinematic Journey


Cosponsored by the Penn Humanities Forum in association with Penn's Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures and Cinema Studies Program