White: A Film Series

Film Festival Fri 18 Feb 2005 - Sun 20 Feb 2005 The New School, Tishman Auditorium
66 West 12th Street
Free admission
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The first film program to deal with the issue of race and whiteness, White: A Film Series examines how whiteness as a racial concept has been represented in American films over the past half-century. It looks at white attitudes, sensibilities, and behavior in relation to such issues as racial purity, interracial love, economic class, masculinity, power, and racial prejudice. The festival serves as a pendant to White: Whiteness and Race in Contemporary Art, an exhibition organized by Maurice Berger for the Center for Art & Visual Culture at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. The exhibition will be on view at the International Center of Photography in New York from 10 December 2004 -27 February 2005. Films will include: Imitation of Life (1959), To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), Watermelon Man (1970), White Dog (1982), Hairspray (1989), Bamboozled (2000), and Far From Heaven (2002).

Organized by Maurice Berger, Senior Fellow, The Vera List Center for Art and Politics, The New School, and Curator, Center for Art and Visual Culture, University of Maryland Baltimore County.

This event is presented in collaboration with the Center for Art and Visual Culture, The University of Maryland Baltimore County, The Wolfson Center for National Affairs at The New School, and the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School.