Is cinema dying, is it dead, or is it just different?
It appears we have been listening to a century-long death knell and have been encountering the end of cinema as we’ve all known it for decades. A more astute question might be, “what even is cinema anymore?” Critics are filling up the internet-scape and academic journals, lambasting (or defending) the constant modification of a form of visual media which arguably looks entirely unrecognisable today in comparison to its original debut in the late 1800s. The tools are changing, the speed is changing, the media is changing, everyone can do it, anyone can watch it, and even the message is changing with a changing society. Bearing this in mind, is cinema truly dead or, perhaps, “more alive than ever, more multi-faceted, more abundant, more omnipresent than it has ever been” (Dubois, 2010). We are excited to host the 3rd Alphaville Conference in May 2017, exploring these essential questions about the fundamental nature and current state of this billion-dollar industry.
18th May: 8.30AM – 9.30AM
Room: Social Area, Ground Floor (Block A), O’Rahilly Building (ORB)
“Thirty-five years of silent cinema is gone, no one looks at it anymore. This will happen to the rest of Cinema. Cinema is dead.”
18th – 19th May
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK
€60 STUDENT, €90 FULL PRICE
PAYABLE ON RECEPTION