Film Screening: Layers of Pompeii

Event date/time: 
Friday, April 14, 2017 - 7:00pm
Place: 
Smith College Museum of Art, Graham Auditorium

Layers of Pompeii (2016), a film by Comm Lecturer Kevin Anderson and Emily Felder, will be shown at Smith College’s Graham Auditorium.

This documentary film approaches contemporary Pompeii with an ethnographic lens, exploring the range of reasons tourists have for visiting the site while giving voice to those who interpret, maintain, and study the ancient Roman city.  What is unearthed exposes disjuncture between the modern city surrounding the archaeological park and the site itself, but also the fragile state of the city “frozen in time."

Following the screening, a Q&A will be held with Anderson, and Eric Poehler, assistant professor, Department of Classics, UMass Amherst.

Check out the trailer for the film online.

 

Location: 
Smith College Museum of Art
20 Elm St
Northampton, MA 01063
United States
Event Date: 
Friday, April 14, 2017 - 7:00pm
Smith College Museum of Art 20 Elm St Northampton MA