Prof. Annette Insdorf on her new book: Cinematic Overtures

Prof. Annette Insdorf on her new book: Cinematic Overtures


Tuesday, June 15th, 2021    
19:00 - 20:30

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Dear Yalies,

How many of you have taken a film course with Prof. Annette Insdorf?  I took two and they were among the most enjoyable of my Yale Career. Well on June 15 you will have an opportunity to reconnect with her extraordinary talent during a talk she will be giving in a joint event organised with the Columbia Club of Italy.
Prof Insdorf received her PhD from Yale University, and teaches film history and criticism at Columbia, where she serves as the Director of Undergraduate Film Studies. She is the author of the book, Double Lives, Second Chances: The Cinema of Krzysztof Kieslowski, and she provided the audio commentary for the American DVD editions of Three Colors and The Double Life of Veronique. She is also the author of Francois Truffaut, Indelible Shadows: Film and Holocaust, Philip Kaufman, Intimations: The Cinema of Wojciech Has, and Cinematic Overtures: How to Read Opening Scenes. She has participated as a jury member at the Berlin Film Festival, among others, and is the Moderator of the annual Telluride Film Festival. Prof. Insdorf is also the executive producer of the Academy Award nominated short film Shoeshine.  She is the host of the “Reel Pieces” series at Manhattan’s 92nd Street Y, where she has interviewed over 300 film celebrities.
Prof. Insdorf’s presentation is related to her latest book, Cinematic Overtures.  She will focus on films of the 1970s in which music plays a major role. Her talk about entitled “The Gradual Reveal and the Musical Score,” will include clips from THE CONFORMIST, THE HOURGLASS SANATORIUM,  AGUIRRE: THE WRATH OF GOD,  APOCALYPSE NOW, and TAXI DRIVER.
For more information about Cinematic Overtures – and to purchase the book – please go to Columbia University Press (CUP).
Prior to the talk, I highly recommend that you watch a short video here to experience the cinematic language that makes a motion picture rich and enduring.

Columbia University Professor, Annette Insdorf (photo credit: Rob Brink)
We shall be connecting to Prof. Insdorf through the Columbia University ZoomUs system.
I look forward to seeing you online for this exciting event.
Best wishes,

Andrea Mandel-Mantello
President Yale Club of Italy

What: A conversation withColumbia (and former Yale) Professor Annette Insdorf on her latest book
Where: click to register
When: Tuesday June 15,  7:00pm (CET), 6pm (BST), and 8pm (EET).
We thank Columbia University for the use of their conferencing platform