Talk: Consorting with Film Characters

6.00PM Wed 11 Mar 2020 (1hr)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free


From Jodie Foster’s Clarice Starling in The Silence of the Lambs 1991 to Brady Blackburn in The Rider 2017, characters engage us morally and emotionally in diverse ways, visiting varied social questions and constituencies. Join Professor Murray Smith from the University of Kent, UK, who will discuss the vast space of character design, within which there is room enough for the comic and the dramatic, the realist and the reflexive, the
good, the bad, the ugly, and all points in between.

Co-presented with the School of Communications and Arts, University of Queensland, this talk will be followed by a free screening of Chloé Zhao's The Rider 2017.