Scenes through the Cinema Lens event
In 2018 we celebrate the 100th birthday of Ingmar Bergman, the great Swedish filmmaker who was, for many of us, the definitive purveyor of the art cinema. In addition to watching scenes from his greatest films, including Persona, The Seventh Seal, and Smiles of a Summer Night, we’ll see a few of the more brilliant parodies of Bergman’s work. As much as we love Bergman’s movies, their earnestness made them especially vulnerable to highbrow mockery.
“Scenes Through the Cinema Lens” is curated and hosted by Krin Gabbard, who teaches in the Jazz Studies program at Columbia University. In 2014 he retired from Stony Brook University where he had, since 1981, taught classical literature, film studies, and literary theory. His books include Psychiatry and the Cinema (1987), Jammin’ at the Margins: Jazz and the American Cinema (1996), Black Magic: White Hollywood and African American Culture (2004), Hotter Than That: The Trumpet, Jazz, and American Culture (2008), and Better Git It in Your Soul: An Interpretive Biography of Charles Mingus (2016). At Columbia he teaches courses on jazz and American culture.