Sunday, October 28, 2018 9:30 am - 1:15 pm
Please go to toronto.onedayu.com to purchase your tickets. Tickets will be available for a morning session (9:30-1:15pm) or an afternoon session (2:15-6:00pm) featuring the same program.
Marc Lapadula / Yale University
Great film directors all have one thing in common — lofty artistic ambitions. They choose to take on the toughest issues and most provocative themes of their day hoping to eloquently bring them to life on screen. They regard the movie screen the same way great artists gaze upon their canvases. Every inch of the frame offers a crucial opportunity to leave audiences spellbound by their handiwork. The most challenging directors disguise their bold artistic intentions behind the mask of easily accessible genre forms, oftentimes burying something quite profound beneath a story’s glossy surface. This sort of “subtext” and the prospect of unraveling a hidden, encoded message in a film is what drives some movie lovers (and Yale film professors) to attempt to decipher what is really going on beneath the scenes playing out before our eyes. There is always something much more mesmerizing to be uncovered in a great film once it’s been brought out into the light. This presentation will illustrate some remarkable examples of cinematic mastery through technical innovation and complex thematic construction. The films selected for this presentation accomplish their missions by eliciting some of the most memorable (and timeless) moments and performances ever captured on celluloid.
Film Clips Include:
CASABLANCA (Michael Curtiz), CITIZEN KANE (Orson Welles), PSYCHO (Alfred Hitchcock), THE GODFATHER & THE GODFATHER: Part II (Francis Ford Coppola)
Marc Lapadula is a Senior Lecturer in the Film Studies Program at Yale University. He is a playwright, screenwriter and an award-winning film producer. In addition to Yale, Marc has taught at Columbia University’s Graduate Film School, created the screenwriting programs at both The University of Pennsylvania and Johns Hopkins where he won Outstanding Teaching awards and has lectured on film, playwriting and conducted highly-acclaimed screenwriting seminars all across the country at notable venues like The National Press Club, The Smithsonian Institution, The Commonwealth Club and The New York Historical Society.
Jennifer Keene / Chapman University
World War I was a global war, yet we tend to study the war as a series of individual national experiences. What happens if we discard the idea of an American or Canadian experience of war and instead examine the North American war experience? America and Canada were equally distant from the European war, yet soon discovered that their economies and eventually their manpower was essential to the Allied side. Canadians and Americans played a key role in the Allied victory, and the war made both nations players on the world stage. Both the U.S. and Canada entered the war unprepared, grappled with organized protests by marginalized minorities (African-Americans and French-Canadians), and competed for resources and labor. Americans and Canadians also believed that their soldiers embodied a new brand of masculinity born on the frontier that emphasized aggression, ingenuity, and individualism. Yet, at the end of the day, there was an important difference – Canada suffered significantly higher casualties.
Over time, the importance of the war has diminished for Americans, but not Canada. This is a mistake. For the men who fought, and the societies that sent them overseas, the war was a pivotal historical moment.
Jennifer Keene is a professor of history and dean of the Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at Chapman University. She has published several books and numerous articles on the American experience in the world wars, including “Doughboys, the Great War and the Remaking of America”, “World War I: The American Soldier Experience”, and “World War II: Core Documents”. She has received numerous awards for her scholarship, including Fulbright Senior Scholar Awards to France and Australia and Mellon Library of Congress Fellowship in International Studies. She has served as a historical consultant for exhibits and films, and was recently featured in the PBS documentary mini-series, “The Great War”.
Jeffrey Hancock / Stanford University
Let's face it: people lie. From Fortune 500 companies to our government, and even our closest friends, we lie to each other and to ourselves. How is the rewiring of communication in the digital revolution changing how we lie? How can we trust that online review, or that text message about someone being on their way?
In this talk we'll go over the state-of-the-art in deception detection research on how to spot a liar online, explore some new forms of deception, and examine how different technologies affect both how we lie and how we trust online. The talk reveals several key principles that can guide how we can think about deception and truth in this new digital age.
Jeffrey Hancock is a Professor of Communications at Stanford University. He was the Chair of the Information Science Department, and the co-Director of Cognitive Science at Cornell University. He is interested in social interactions mediated by information and communication technology, with an emphasis on how people produce and understand language in these contexts. His TED Talk on deception has been seen over 1 million times and he has been featured as a guest on “CBS This Morning” for his expertise on social media.