Night and Fog
Analysis by Sylvie Lindeperg. Response by Jane Gaines, Film Studies
Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 6 pm
East Gallery, Buell Hall
A screening of the 32-minute classic 1955 documentary by Alain Resnais about the Nazi death camps. Following the screening, film historian Sylvie Lindeperg will present her research and analysis of the film, the subject of her book-length study, Nuit et Brouillard. Un film dans l’histoire (2007).
Lindeperg is a historian, a member of the Institut Universitaire de France, and a professor at the Université de Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Her research focuses on history, memory and cinema, with a particular focus on the Second World War. Lindeperg has written and edited one dozen books including Les Écrans de l’ombre (1997 and 2014), Clio de 5 à 7 (2000), Univers concentrationnaire et génocide. Voir, savoir, comprendre, in collaboration with Annette Wieviorka (2008) and La Voie des images (2013).
This event is funded by the Knapp Family Foundation. Co-sponsored by Columbia Maison Française, MA in Film Studies and the Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies.