A Reflection on Unhip Cinema of the 1960s

A public lecture with New York University Cinema Studies expert, Professor Dana Polan

v2 Dana Polan FlyerIllustrated with a variety of clips, The Square Screen: A Reflection on Unhip Cinema of the 1960s suggests how mainstream films of the American Sixties complicate easy divisions of the period into establishment cinema and a hip, cutting-edge alternative.


Dana Polan.
Dana Polan.

Dana Polan is a Professor of Cinema Studies at NYU and author of 8 books in film and media studies, including Power and Paranoia: History, Narrative, and the American Cinema, 1940-1950, Scenes of Instruction: The Beginnings of the U.S. Study of Film, 1915-1935, and Julia Child’s the French Chef.


Event details:

Date: Thursday 11 August

Time: 6.30pm – 8pm

Location: Monash Conference Centre

Level 7, 30 Collins Street, Melbourne

RSVP Kirsten.Stevens@monash.edu by 8th August