Neill Public Library welcomes film historian Lance Rhoades as we discuss the history of the Civil War on the silver screen!
The American Civil War has been a perennially popular subject in cinema. The war had been over for less than fifty years when movies began to reach the public on a large scale; some veterans were still alive to see their likenesses captured in celluloid. Over one hundred years later, this near-constant obsession with the Civil War not only reflects the nation’s ongoing attempt to understand a most traumatic period, it also illuminates changing attitudes about national identity and character. Join in a conversation about the cinema the war has inspired, and how it reflects changes in our nation.
This free event takes place Monday, September 25, at 5:30pm in the Neill Public Library Hecht Room.
The event is free to the public and requires no registration, but please note seating is limited. Light refreshments will be served.
About Lance Rhoades
Lance Rhoades is a multifaceted Seattle-based scholar who completed his graduate studies in Comparative Literature and Cinema Studies at the University of Washington, where he has taught in the Department of Comparative Literature, and in the Cinema Studies, Comparative History of Ideas, and American Indian Studies programs, and was a recipient of the UW’s Excellence in Teaching award.