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New Yorker critic to discuss future of films, March 13

David Denby, film critic for The New Yorker, will discuss "Do Movies Have a Future?" at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 13, in McCosh 50.

He will address the nature of the American movie business and the role of the critic. He is expected to focus on how critics often are at odds with an industrial system that increasingly thinks of movies in terms of their commercial appeal and their possibilities for related products. He also will talk about digitization as the future for movies, both for good and for ill, and the chances of survival of minority cultural tastes (classical music, jazz, blues, documentaries, foreign films) in the digital future.

Denby's talk is designated as the J. Edward Farnum Lecture and is part of the University's Public Lectures Series . It will be Webcast live.

Contact:Tom Bartus(609) 258-3601

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