Dana Polan is a professor of Cinema Studies at NYU. He is the author of 8 books in film and media studies. He has done dvd commentaries for close to a dozen films. He is a former president of the Society for Cinema Studies and former editor of its publication, Cinema Journal. He has been knighted by the Ministry of Culture of the French government for contributions to cross-cultural exchange. In 2002, he was selected as one of the two Academy Scholars for that year by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Three years ago, he served as a juror for non-fiction submissions for the Peabody Awards for Excellence in Broadcasting.
The talk will be followed by a screening of Young at Heart at 8:00 pm.
This is a free but ticketed event.