Thursday, February 07, 2013
The York College Humanities Film Series will present a viewing of two episodes from the first season of "Mad Men" and a discussion of the series by Adjunct Professor of Film Studies Justin Harlacher at 7 p.m., Feb. 28, in the Humanities Center Room 218. The event is free and open to the public.
Harlacher will introduce the episodes, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” and “Red in the Face.” He will then discuss the ways in which the show reflects television’s adoption of film’s visual style and narrative techniques, and consider what these changes mean to the ways audiences relate to television programming.
"Mad Men" is one of the most popular and critically praised dramatic series currently on television. Since its premiere in 2007, it has generated considerable buzz and has steadily built a viewership that tunes into the AMC Network each week to check in with the charming and mysterious Donald Draper.
The show is part of what some critics have described a new golden age of television, one in which television programming, once seen as inferior to film, has now become the destination for audiences looking for the kind of complex characters and innovative storytelling previously associated only with cinema.