Saturday August 30, 2014 3:45pm
Join the Black Museum at 2014 FanExpo Canada for this special free lecture presentation!
The advent of home video completely altered the horror movie landscape forever. A cavalcade of celluloid nightmares slashed their way into mom n’ pop video shops across the globe, their lurid cover art exploding off the box. Join Josh Johnson, director of the VHS documentary Rewind This!, as he guides you on a brain-melting visual tour through the dark side of home video’s past.
Wednesday September 24, 2014 9:00pm
Bodies without Borders investigates classical Hollywood cinema concerning the mutated and mutating body in the 1930s and 1940s to show how body horror allows us to confront and transcend the constraints of socially constructed notions of normalcy. This lecture focuses on Cat People (Jacques Tourneur, 1942), Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Rouben Mamoulian, 1931) and Freaks (Tod Browning, 1932), which depict very different representations of the mutating body, and explores the way these films encourage different kinds of identifications between the onscreen characters and the spectator. Specifically, Bodies without Borders examines the shifting relationship between the mutated body as symbolic, as performative, and as an actual confrontation with the body as Other.
Instructor: Kevin Chabot
Kevin Chabot is a Ph.D. student in the University of Toronto’s Cinema Studies program. Kevin’s research interests include horror film, analogue and digital technologies, temporalities of the moving image, and film theory.
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