In conversation with Prof. Alan Marcus

6pm, Saturday 10th May 2014

Kings College Conference Centre, University of Aberdeen

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This May Festival event presents insight into the world of cinema through the expertise of David Gritten, one of the most internationally influential film journalists. Since the birth of movies, film critics and journalists have played a pivotal role in the interface between the industry, the public and film scholarship. For the last 35 years, Gritten has written regularly for The Telegraph, The Los Angeles Times and The New York Times and authored books on film and the cult of celebrity. In this event he will draw on interviews he has conducted with leading filmmakers and actors, such as Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Meryl Streep and others to discuss five key films and artists that have changed the face of cinema, and the controversial role of celebrity and its excesses in popular culture.


Films to be discussed in this Director’s Cut include: