Lost & Found at the Movies is the Library Foundation’s new series celebrating the art of cinema and the vitality of film culture. Eclectic in theme and varying in form, this onstage magazine explores how we lose ourselves and find ourselves at the movies.
The Odyssey has inspired filmmakers around the world from George Melies and the earliest days of cinema From the epics of Italian silent cinema to Homer in Hollywood to the “sword and sandals” era to the Coen brothers, what is it about The Odyssey and antiquity that so entices the imagination? What did we learn from the ancient Greeks about storytelling (as explored by acclaimed screenwriting professor Howard Suber)? What did we learn about Homer from Hollywood (and is any of it right)? And most importantly, what are the more subtle and sublime ways in which Homer finds expression in modern film and television. Celebrate the Library Foundation’s month-long “Odyssey” project with this examination of the epic tale on film. Library Foundation Members-Only reception to follow.
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