6:00 PM–7:30 PM East Gallery, Buell Hall
Despite the snow, this event will still take place, so please join us!
Discussion with Frédérique Bredin, Pierre-Emmanuel Lecerf, Laurent Creton and Jonathan Buchsbaum
Moderated by James Schamus
In French and English, with simultaneous French-English translation
Could the classic films of Truffaut, Godard or, more recently, Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist) have existed without the generous forms of support provided to the French film industry? Many countries have been inspired by France’s public policies in the filmmaking industry. Sometimes critiqued as protectionist, these policies, introduced after World War II, allowed France to become the first European hub of film production and exportation, and one of the leading world powers in the industry. How has the French system evolved since the end of World War II? What relationships has it had with the American model? Between the laws of the market and cultural diversity, are the French and American strategies in the digital age as antagonistic as we think?
Frédérique Bredin is President and Pierre-Emmanuel Lecerf is Director of International Affairs at the Centre National du Cinéma et de l’image animée (CNC). Laurent Creton is a historian, President of the Conseil Académique and Vice-President of the Commission de la Recherche at Paris III. Jonathan Buchsbaum is Professor of Media Studies, CUNY Graduate Center. James Schamus is Professor of Professional Practice in Film, Columbia School of the Arts.
Support provided by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy