About the event

What do the films of Walt Disney and Sergei Eisenstein have in common? How did Hollywood animation technology impact not only popular culture but also intellectual thought of figures like Sergei Eisenstein and Theodor Adorno in exile in California in the 1930s and 1940s? Join Esther Leslie, author of Hollywood Flatlands: Animation, Critical Theory, and the Avant-garde for a conversation with Zoe Beloff and Amy Herzog in tandem with Beloff’s exhibition “A World Redrawn: Eisenstein and Brecht in Hollywood” on view in the James Gallery.

This event is presented as part of Mediating the Archive, an interdisciplinary research group that employs public humanities practices and explores narration as a guide for social change. The group is supported by the Mellon Seminar on Public Engagement and Collaborative Research. For more information, email [email protected].

Cosponsored by the Mediating the Archive Mellon Seminar in Public Engagement and Collaborative Research in the Humanities, and the Ph.D. Program in Theatre, The Graduate Center, CUNY.