Talk | Michael Burri

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 8:00pm

A conversation with Michael Burri

Austrian Film in an International Context

Michael Burri will join us for a conversation on contemporary Austrian cinema. He will point out how the Austrian film differs from American or German film, show some clips of current movies, elaborate on why Austrian film is even worth talking about, and answer any questions you may have, such as: Who is Michael Haneke, and why does he keep winning so many awards? What role - if any - does Christoph Waltz play in Austrian film?

Michael Burri studied with Andries Deinum, an early collaborator of Joris Ivens and co-founder of Film Quarterly. Burri holds a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania, with a specialization in Central Europe, and has published scholarly articles in The German Review, The Austrian History Yearbook and New German Critique, and in leading Czech dailies, and in the Philadelphia Inquirer and Pittsburgh Post Gazette. He recently contributed an essay and seven film capsules to World Film Locations: Vienna, ed. Robert von Dassonowsky (Intellect 2012).

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