May 19, 2014
May 19, 2014
Film Panel Inventing the Night
Presented by the University of Zurich
Union Square Campus
100 E. 17th Street
New York, NY 10003
Zürich Meets New York: A Festival of Swiss Ingenuity, May 16-23, 2014, highlights the contemporary relevance of visionary movements and ideas born in Zurich and their impact on American culture. Building on the upcoming 100th anniversary of the Dada movement and Zurich’s role as a 21st-century hub for artistic and scientific innovation, the festival features 25 events at venues across the city, and is presented by the Consulate General of Switzerland in New York, the City of Zurich, ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich (UZH).
In her latest book, Night Passages, Elisabeth Bronfen maps a fascinating cultural history of the night in philosophy, literature and movies. She joins Anastas Michos, the cinematographer behind neo-noir thrillers such as Untraceable, Perfect Stranger and Cadillac Records, to discuss the narrative uses of nocturnal space - from crime and corruption to the exploration of irrational desire - and the lighting techniques involved for best effects.
Professor of English and American Studies, University of Zurich
Anastas Michos, Cinematographer
Benjamin Cohen, Screenwriting Instructor, New York Film Academy