Book Launch: Cinema of Me

The Cinema of Me: The Self and Subjectivity in First Person Documentary, ed. Alisa Lebow (Wallflower Press)
Book Launch: Thursday 21 June 2012, 2-4pm, Print Room Cafe, South Wing Building
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When a filmmaker makes a film with herself as a subject, she is already divided as both the subject matter of the film and the subject making the film. The two senses of the word are immediately in play –– the matter and the maker –– thus the two ways of being subjectified as both subject and object. Subjectivity finds its filmic expression, not surprisingly, in very personal ways, yet it is nonetheless shaped by and in relation to collective expressions of identity, that can transform the cinema of ‘me’ into the cinema of ‘we’. Scholars and practitioners of first person film are brought together in The Cinema of Me to consider the theoretical, ideological, and aesthetic challenges wrought by this form of filmmaking in its diverse cultural, geographical and political contexts.
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