Film Screening and Lecture of The French Dispatch


Poster The French DispatchOn September 21st (19u30), CIMS researchers Maxine and Femke organize a film screening and lecture of the film "The French Dispatch" at Studio Skoop (Ghent). 

In his tenth film, "The French Dispatch," Wes Anderson delivers an ode to journalism. Taking an expatriate magazine based in France as his focus, he guides us through a romanticized journalistic landscape. The film follows the format of the magazine and consists of a travel story, an art article, a political essay and a cook's review/crime story. Besides providing pure entertainment, the film also pays attention to the challenges modern journalism is facing, such as the complexities of neutrality and journalistic independence. Moreover, the film shows how journalists' perceptions are influenced by age.

Researchers Maxine De Wulf Helskens and Femke De Sutter therefore decided to combine their expertise in respectively journalism and ageism in a critical lecture on the film. Prior to the screening they will provide a short introduction that will be further explored in a post-screening discussion. For anyone in the mood for an evening of film that goes just a little further than popcorn and a fun screening.

Registration for the event is now possible via this link