October 27, 2015
Django Unchained is Quentin Tarantino’s most commercially successful and perhaps his most controversial film. Some critics have condemned the film’s representation of race and slavery, while others have defended Tarantino against these attacks. Many aspects of the film have attracted the attention of scholars and a recent collection of essays edited by VCU professor Oliver Speck brought together a range of academic perspectives on the movie. This panel discussion, featuring experts in Film Studies, African American Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies, to be followed by a screening of the film, will engage some of those perspectives in an open conversation about Django Unchained and its implications. This event is co-sponsored by the VCUarts Cinema Program, the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, and the Richmond Branch of the NAACP.
Grace Street Theater