September 23, 2013
Mieke Bal & Madame B. Sneak Preview

Join us Monday night, 9/23 , for a sneak preview of Madame B.: co-director Mieke Bal will solicit comments from the audience to consider in her final edits.

International cultural theorist, critic, and artist, Mieke Bal presents a sneak peek of her latest film project, Madame B. (directed by Mieke Bal and Michelle Williams Garnaker), an ambitious, feature-length film adapted from the legendary 1856 novel, Madame Bovary, by Gustave Flaubert. Madame B. draws upon this classic work of literature as an allegory for contemporary mores, and the film offers a radically new interpretation of the text. Visually, Madame B. questions the role of women in a society driven by masculine impulses while, at the narrative level, the film explores ways in which cinematic writing can be turned into visual story-telling.

Co-sponsored by the Davis Museum, the Susan and Donald Newhouse Center for the Humanities, and the Cinema and Media Studies Program, with funding generously provided by the Kathryn Wasserman Davis ’28 Fund for World Cultures and Leadership and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.