International premiere of 'Isaiah Berlin: Philosopher of Freedom' | University of Oxford

International premiere of 'Isaiah Berlin: Philosopher of Freedom'

Speaker
Judith Wechsler
Event date
Event time
17:15 - 19:00
Venue
Wolfson College
Linton Road
OXFORD
Oxfordshire
OX2 6UD
Venue details

Leonard Wolfson Auditorium

Event type
Other
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Not required

Judith Wechsler's new film traces the intellectual development of Wolfson’s founding President in the context of his life and times. The documentary uses archival film and recordings of Berlin, as well as interviews with his biographer Michael Ignatieff, his principal editor Henry Hardy, and pianist and writer Alfred Brendel, among others. Judith herself will be attending this international premiere and speaking about making the film.

‘A brilliant, deeply revealing account of one of the truly great minds of the twentieth century’
Orlando Patterson, Professor of Sociology, Harvard

'There is so much to appreciate in Judith Wechsler’s lovingly drawn portrait ... Berlin’s extraordinary life and work sparkle against the backdrop of a century whose darkness he witnessed first-hand.'
Jeremy Eichler, music critic for the 'Boston Globe' and Shostakovich scholar