Ulysses Gaze film - Organized by: Modern Greek Studies & the European Union Center

Ulysses Gaze film - Urbana, IL - Feb 1st, 2012
Ulysses Gaze/ (1995)

Director: Theo Angelopoulos

8pm, Wednesday, February 1 Room 160 English Building, 608 South Wright Street, Urbana, Illinois 61801

Organized by: Modern Greek Studies & the European Union Center

Listings of cinemas greatest masterpieces and must sees produced regularly by media outlets and film critics in the US and Europe over the last 30 years almost invariably include a film by Theo (Theodoros) Angelopoulos. The Greek director, who died a few days ago in a traffic accident during a shoot, first earned critical acclaim in the 1970s and 80s, with his personal style of cinematic meditation on historical memory and political conscience, in films such as Days of 36/ 36 (1972), The Traveling Players/ (1975), and Megalexandros/ (1980). He went on to collect numerous awards and honors from international festivals, cultural organizations, and film critics associations. In the US, he earned the praise of, among others, Martin Scorsese, David Bordwell and Fredric Jameson.

As a small tribute to Theo Angelopouloss life and carreer, our program is hosting a special screening of his film "Ulysses Gaze" this Wednesday, February 1 at 8pm in room 160, English Building. The film, which stars American actor Harvey Keitel, has won the Grand Jury Prize at the 1995 Cannes Film Festival, the Critics Award 1995 by the European Film Academy, and has been listed as one of the Top 100 Films of All Time by TIME Magazine.

Dr. Vassiliki Tsitsopoulou, visiting lecturer in Modern Greek Studies currently lecturing on "Contemporary Greek culture and film" (GRKM 199), will introduce the film.

We hope you will be able to join us for this special evening.

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