Robert Rosenstone back in Olomouc on May, 12th
Provocative historian Robert Rosenstone back in Olomouc with his lecture "What Does the Historian Filmmaker Do (to History)? on Monday May, 12th.
Monday, May 12, 2014 | 15:00 | FILM HALL | KONVIKT | 3RD FLOOR | UNIVERZITNI 3 | OLOMOUC
prof. ROBERT A. ROSENSTONE (California Institute of Technology, USA)
What Does the Historian Filmmaker Do (to History)?
Academics normally think of dramatic historical films as works which alter, trivialize, or distort the past. In this lecture, as in books he has written, Rosenstone argues that rather than destroying history, the best of such films provide their own sort of historical insights, which comments upon, interrogate, and sometime contest traditional historical discourse. The lecture will be illustrate with clips from two films: Reds, the 1982 Oscar-winning biopic about American radical, John Reed, and Glory, a 1989 history of an African American regiment in the American Civil War.
Tuesday May 13, 2014 | 15:00 | FILM HALL | KONVIKT | 3RD FLOOR | UNIVERZITNI 3 | OLOMOUC
Glory (1989, dir. Edward Zwick) | introduction + discussion: Robert A. Rosenstone
The story of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, the first formal unit of the US Army to be made up entirely of African American men, fighting in the Civil War, facing prejudice of both the Union army and the Confederates.