Goodbye Cinema, Hello Cinephilia: Film Culture in Transition, Jonathan Rosenbaum, 2010.

Cinema in the Age of the Internet: A Conversation with Jonathan Rosenbaum

March 9, 2015 – 7pm to 8:30pm

Jean-Luc Godard has said: “I think there is a very good film critic in the United States today, a successor of James Agee, and that is Jonathan Rosenbaum. He’s one of the best; we don’t have writers like him in France today. He’s like André Bazin.”

Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art is honoured to present a talk with acclaimed film critic, Jonathan Rosenbaum on Monday, March 9th at 7PM. In Winnipeg for the very first time to celebrate the Criterion Collection release of Guy Maddin’s My Winnipeg, Rosenbaum will appear at Plug In ICA for a special evening of conversation moderated by University of Manitoba film professor Jonah Corne.

Jonathan Rosenbaum is one of the most important film critics in the world. For more than thirty years, he has been a passionate supporter of global cinema and experimental work, and has written extensively and incisively about the obscure machinery behind the distribution and exhibition of movies. In addition to writing for the Chicago Reader as the paper’s head critic from 1987 until 2008, he has published essays in numerous leading journals, includingArtforum, Film Comment, and Cahiers du cinéma, and has authored countless books, including Moving Places: A Life at the Movies; Midnight Movies (with J. Hoberman); Placing Movies: The Practice of Film Criticism; Movie Wars: How Hollywood and the Media Limit What Films You See; Abbas Kiarostami (with Mehrnaz Saeed-Vafa); Essential Cinema: On the Necessity of Film Canons;Discovering Orson Welles; and Goodbye Cinema, Hello Cinephilia: Film Culture in Transition. His column “Global Discoveries on DVD” appears regularly in Cinemascope, and he teaches at Béla Tarr’s film academy in Sarajevo.

Plug In ICA gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Manitoba Arts Council and Winnipeg Arts Council as well as our generous donors, dedicated members and hardworking volunteers.

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