Seminar: Children of Men
Join Northeastern Professor Nathan Blake for an overview of Alfonso Cuarón's dystopian masterpiece.
Hailed by The New York Times as a “superbly directed political thriller...about a nervously plausible future,” Children of Men immerses us in a world engulfed in violence, where women can no longer bear children. Starring Julianne Moore and Clive Owen, and featuring a jaw-dropping tracking shot flawlessly executed by the great cinematographer Emanuel Lubezki
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Nathan Blake is a Teaching Professor for the Program in Media & Screen Studies at Northeastern University. Blake’s research addresses the intersections of image and information systems in medicine and warfare. His work explores the representations and discourses of masculinity, disability, and the technologically-altered body. He has written on boxing films; disabled veterans and athletic competition; the mechanical prostheses of French physiologist Jules Amar, as well as the motion studies of Frank and Lillian Gilbreth; the “aesthetics of dismemberment” in Dada and Surrealist montage; combat video games such as America’s Army, KumaWar, and Call of Duty: Black Ops 2; and contemporary therapy systems for PTSD and amputee rehabilitation.