History of Art


Scripting Reality

Scripting Reality

Tuesday 20 March, 2018, 6pm. IAS Common Ground

Films, consumed in multiple forms, are a key source for knowing about the world, whether it is always their intention or not. But the criteria that frame films' relationship to reality are far from transparent. Witness convoluted genres such as 'fake found footage', the selling promise 'based on a true story', or the tropes that allow a work to qualify as historically accurate, psychologically plausible, or realistic understood as a synonym for truthful.

As part of its Lies research theme in collaboration with the Centre for the Study of Contemporary Art (CSCA), the IAS will be hosting a panel discussion about the concrete handling of 'truth' in moving image, bringing together researchers with the rarely heard actors who directly produce this filmic reality: screenwriters, film consultants, program researchers, producers and script editors.

The symposium will be followed by a drinks reception.

Speakers will include:

Stella Bruzzi

Tony Grisoni

Robert Mills

James Norton

Amara Thornton

Morenike Williams

Tickets are free, but please register at eventbrite

poster for the event (pdf)