Conversation: “Goodbye Cinema, Hello Cinephilia,” with Jonathan Rosenbaum and Ehsan Khoshbakht, FFB-06, 12:40 PM November 30 (EN)

Goodbye Cinema, Hello Cinephilia: A Conversation with Jonathan Rosenbaum and Ehsan Khoshbakht

Monday, November 30th , 12:40 p.m.
FF-B06, FADA Building

Join us for a discussion on the love of movies, the decades of cinephilia and film critical thinking, with distinguished film critics Jonathan Rosenbaum and Ehsan Khoshbakht. Discussion moderated by Ahmet Gurata, Chair, Department of Communication and Design.

Jonathan Rosenbaum is one of the most important film critics in the world. Today working as a freelance writer and teacher, Rosenbaum worked as the Chicago Reader’s head critic from 1987 until 2008. For more than thirty years, he has been a passionate supporter of global cinema and experimental work. He has published essays in numerous leading journals, including Artforum, Film Comment, and Cahiers du cinéma, and has authored countless books, including Moving Places: A Life at the Movies; Placing Movies: The Practice of Film Criticism; Movie Wars: How Hollywood and the Media Limit What Films You See; Discovering Orson Welles; and Goodbye Cinema, Hello Cinephilia: Film Culture in Transition. He teaches at Béla Tarr’s film academy in Sarajevo.

Ehsan Khoshbakht is a critic, film historian, jazz scholar and architect. He writes for various film and art journals, including Sigh & Sound, Senses of Cinema and Mubi Notebook. His books include Celluloid Architecture and Westerns.