The American New Wave: A Retrospective
- Pontio, Bangor university
- Tuesday 4 July 2017 – Thursday 6 July 2017
- School of Creative Studies and Media
- Dr Gregory Frame / Professor Nathan Abrams
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Welcome to American New Wave: A Retrospective
An International Conference to be held at Bangor University, North Wales 4th-6th July 2017
This conference will consider The American New Wave’s cultural, political and aesthetic legacies fifty years since its birth. It will seek to look afresh at the films produced during its short lifespan and assess their continued significance. It will explore the films these directors produced in the years after 1980 to consider how far the values and ideals of the earlier period persisted or whether they were subsumed by the cultural conservatism that has dominated mainstream cinema since then. It will also investigate those filmmakers we might consider to have picked up the baton from their predecessors and pursued challenging material in more recent times.
The conference will be held from 4th-6th July 2017 at Bangor University in North Wales. It is planned to publish the proceedings. A series of complementary screenings will be held at our new Pontio Arts and Innovation Centre.