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FilmTalk: Imagining Multicultural London, Containment and Excess in Snatch

Dr Garfield will explore the tension between the genre, representation and Jewish identity in 'Snatch'.


Snatch is a comic book gangster film that can be seen to represent the backlash against perceived notions of political correctness in what is effectively a public schoolboy fantasy of working class life in East London. However the film also delineates the limits of this backlash in its depiction of minorities as either contained or as excess. In her talk Dr Garfield will explore the tension between the genre, representation and Jewish identity.

Dr Rachel Garfield is an artist and lecturer in Art at the University of Reading. Her writings include Playing with History: Negotiation Subjectivity in Contemporary Video and A Particular Incoherence: Some Films of Vivienne Dick.

This lecture is a part of our FilmTalk series in partnership with the Leo Baeck Institute London.


Speaker(s):

Dr. Rachel Garfield | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

5 December 2013 at 6:30 pm

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

 

Venue:

The Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide
29 Russell Square
London
WC1B 5DP
020 7636 7247
http://www.wienerlibrary.co.uk

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