Film Ruins

Saturday, January 9, 2010: 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
Randle Ballroom D (Hyatt)
Jesse Lerner, director (1999) Jesse Lerner's Ruins is a hybrid film that blurs the line between fiction and documentary, melds culturally skewed anthropological films, staged scenes, and documentation about a Mexican antiquities forger to question not only the traditional reception and understanding of pre-Columbian culture, but also our very assumptions of historical truth as mediated through the camera lens. Matthew Restall (Penn State University, and editor, Ethnohistory), will introduce the film, and director Jesse Lerner will be present to participate in the post-screening discussion led by Professor Restall.
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