“New Possibilities: Cinema Is Dead, Long Live Cinema” is the first of two lectures presented by filmmaker Peter Greenaway as the 2010-2011 Avenali Chair in the Humanities at the Townsend Center for the Humanities. Best known for such films as The Draughtsman’s Contract (1982), The Cook, the Thief, his Wife & her Lover (1989), The Pillow Book (1996), The Tulse Luper Suitcases (2003-2004), and Nightwatching (2007), Greenaway has worked more recently on numerous exhibitions and installations in Europe, from Venice’s Palazzo Fortuny and Barcelona’s Joan Miró Gallery to Rotterdam’s Boymans van Beuningen Gallery and Paris’ Louvre. Regularly nominated for the film festival competitions of Cannes, Venice, and Berlin, Greenaway has also published books, written opera librettos, and collaborated with composers Michael Nyman, Philip Glass, Louis Andriessen, Borut Krzisnik, and David Lang, among others.
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