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Fall 2012

Sunday, September 30, 2012
J Hoberman (film ciritic)
State of 21st Century Cinema: Film After Film
1:00 pm Landmark Downer Theatre
2589 N Downer Ave
Co-sponsored with the Milwaukee Film Festival

The 2012 Milwaukee Film Festival is paying a special tribute to noted film critic J Hoberman. One of the quintessential voices in film criticism, Hoberman wrote for the Village Voice for more than thirty years and took over as senior film critic in 1988. The elimination of his position by the Voice in 2012 was seen as a watershed moment marking the end of journalistic film criticism.

His most recent book, Film After Film: (Or, What Became of 21st Century Cinema?) takes up the question of the place of film and film crticism today.

Mr. Hoberman will attend the festival to spotlight two singificant films—Sans Soleil (Chris Marker, 1983) and Inland Empire (David Lynch, 2006)—and present the keynote address of the Festival's panels series, "State of Cinema in the 21st Century: Film After Film." Co-presented by C21, this talk will explore the shifting contexts and future of film and film criticism in a post-9/11 world. This panel discussion will take place Sunday, September 30 at 1 pm in the Landmark Downer Theatre, and a book signing will take place immediately after at nearby Boswell Books (2559 North Downer Ave).

This event is free and open to the public, but requires a ticket. To receive a ticket you can email or simply pick one up in the C21 main office, 929 Curtin Hall. You can also get a ticket at one of the Milwaukee Film Festival’s three box offices, or online (for 25 cents) from the Festival's website:

Additional ticket information can be found here: Depending on availability, there will also be rush tickets just before the event. Plan to arrive at the event by 12:45 pm at the latest to ensure a seat.

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