Cities in Film | University of Oxford

Cities in Film

Speaker
Prof. Elena Lombardi (Oxford) and Dr Karl Schoonover (Warwick)
Event date
Event time
17:15
Venue
Stanford House
65 High Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 4EL
Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
No
Booking required
Not required

The Discussion is preceded by a public film showing at 4:00 pm at the Stanford House, but the film can also be viewed online at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOcDYwvnQS0

"The Bicycle Thief" is so well-entrenched as an official masterpiece that it is a little startling to visit it again after many years and realize that it is still alive and has strength and freshness. Given an honorary Oscar in 1949, routinely voted one of the greatest films of all time, revered as one of the foundation stones of Italian neorealism, it is a simple, powerful film about a man who needs a job. Professor Lombardi and Dr Schoonover will explore the significance of this film in our times.