Olympus: The Greco-Roman Collections of Berlin
Friday, May 22, 2015 from 7pm to 9pm Friday, June 5, 2015 from 7pm to 9pm
Explore the classical world through film with Laurence Broadhurst, from the Department of Religion and Culture and the Department of Classics, University of Winnipeg. Discover the many ways in which film and popular culture connect to ancient times. Film clips and excerpts will be shown. Rush Seating.
May 22, 7–9pm • From silent films to the Percy Jackson series, an eclectic overview of the ways the classical world has been depicted in film for more than a century.
June 5, 7–9pm • A look at modern and more recent films and their take on classical subject matter in new and nuanced ways. Particular attention will be given to genre films that at first glance appear to have nothing to do with myth.