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Lager Lecture - Hamilton Babylon: The McMaster Film Board and the Roots of the Canadian Film Industry

Start Time: February 22, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
End Time: February 22, 2017 @ 8:30 pm

Event Details:

In the 1960s, McMaster University was host to a wild and unlikely flourishing of modern art and philosophy. A small group of visionary students established the McMaster Film Board (MFB), a unique extracurricular student filmmaking group under the leadership of avant-garde filmmaker John Hofsess and future frat-comedy innovator Ivan Reitman. The MFB was a milestone in the development of Canada’s commercial and experimental film communities and advanced the cause of independent, underground, and personal filmmaking.

Join McMaster Alumni as Stephen Broomer, a Canadian filmmaker, scholar and film preservationist, discusses his book Hamilton Babylon and shows a few samples of the MFB films he has restored. Hamilton Babylon traces the history of the MFB from its birth as an organization for producing and exhibiting avant-garde films, through its transformation into a commercial-industrial enterprise, and into its final decline as a show business management style suppressed many of its voices.

Location: David Braley Health Sciences Centre, Auditorium (100 Main Street West, downtown Hamilton)

To register, visit http://bit.ly/hamiltonbabylon

Organized By:

Jessica Lounsbury