Speakers Caetlin Benson-Allott (Oklahoma University), Amelie Hastie, and Pooja Rangan (Amherst College) discuss the importance of materiality in film and film theory.
Hastie explains her quest to unearth writings by female film critics in Gloria Steinem’s “Ms Magazine”. Benson-Allott argues that film history is being rewritten by technological advancements and talks specifically about Paramount’s refusal to release the film “Looking for Mr. Goodbar” on any modern film material. Rangan turns the focus to the materiality of voice, particularly related to documentary film making, asking questions such as “Can a voice objectify like a look?” and “Can a voice be objectified like an image?”
This discussion was held on October 9th, at Amherst College’s Stirn Auditorium.