Los Angeles CA – WEEPING WARM TEARS: ON HAVING A GOOD CRY IN THE CINEMA

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Start Date: April 13, 2017
End Date: April 13, 2017
Time: 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

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Location: 5750 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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Thursday, April 13th 2017, 7:00pm 

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Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Goethe-Institut Los Angeles: 

5750 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 100, 

Los Angeles CA 90036

Info: +1 323 5253388   or   Info@losangeles.goethe.org    

 

Multimedia presentation by Film Scholar Julian Hanich

The cinema is one of the foremost places of shedding tears in Western cultures, and movies are regularly listed among the strongest triggers of tears. As the German philosopher Walter Benjamin once claimed, in the cinema people who are no longer moved or touched by anything in everyday life learn to cry again. In this lecture and multimedia presentation, Julian Hanich will talk about how we, as film spectators, experience our tears in the movie theater: What is it actually like to cry when other viewers are sitting next to us? Hanich focuses on five crucial features that characterize cinematic weeping, and what features distinguish various types of crying. As it will turn out, tears can involve embarrassment and shame, but can they can also come with the pleasure of sharing an emotion.

 
Q&A and reception follow the presentation.
 
Julian Hanich is Associate Professor of Film Studies at the University of Groningen. He is the author of two books: Cinematic Emotion in Horror Films and Thrillers: The Aesthetic Paradox of Pleasurable Fear (2010) and The Audience Effect: On the Collective Cinema Experience (forthcoming in fall 2017). In his research Hanich focuses on the emotions and affects of movie audiences.  Currently, Hanich is the recipient of a three-week residency in the Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at Chapman University, the purpose of which is to promote academic exchange between Europe and the US., whereby Hanich’s specific focus is on viewer’s emotions. Occasionally, Hanich also writes as a film critic for the German outlet Spiegel ONLINE. 


$1 validated parking (for events only) on weekdays after 6:00 pm and all day on weekends in the Wilshire Courtyard West underground garage-P1.

 

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Organized by :  Goethe-Institut Los Angeles Organizer's Address : 575o Wilshire Blvd. Suite 100, LA CA 90036 Website : https://www.goethe.de/ins/us/en/sta/los/ver.cfm

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