Film Screening: Night and Fog

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

*Screening and analysis by film historian Sylvie Lindeperg, moderated by Jane Gaines

Following a screening of this 32-minute classic 1955 documentary by Alain Resnais about the Nazi death camps, 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).

Sylvie 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 and is co-sponsored by the Columbia Maison Francaise; MA in Film Studies, Columbia University School of the Arts; and the Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies.