A Panel Discussion on Representations of Violence in the Cinema

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Venue:Books & Books Coral Gables

Like the extremely successful panel on Representations of Violence in the Theater, presented in the fall at the GableStage, another Miami institution, Books & Books, will host a lively exchange of ideas on the value and appropriateness of representations of violence in motion pictures. The discussion will consider how violence enhances or detracts from one's viewing experience, the limits, if any, that should be imposed on representations of violence, and the responsibilities of filmmakers who integrate representations of violence into their work. The panel is being held concurrently with the run of the French film RUST AND BONE, which opens January 11 at the Gables Cinema, and contains scenes of graphic violence. The panel will consist of academics and those in the film industry. After brief presentations by each the audience will be invited to join in a discussion that will elaborate, clarify, and challenge ideas on the aesthetic value of screen. The event is free and open to the public.

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