Blow Up: Film and Discussion
Join us for the screening of the Italian classic and award winning film Blow Up and celebrate the Year of Italian Culture (2013) in the United States. FIU Professor Barbara Weitz, director Film Studies Certificate Program, will lead a presentation and discussion. The first English-language film directed by Michelangelo Antonioni in 1966, Blow Up is about a photographer, played by David Hemmings, who believes he may have witnessed a murder and unwittingly taken photographs of the killing. After studying and then blowing up his negatives, he uncovers more and more details about the murder. The plot was inspired by Julio Cortázar's short story "Las babas del diablo" or "The Devil's Drool" (1959) and by the life of swinging London photographer David Bailey. Jazz pianist Herbie Hancock provided the score for the film. Co-presented with The Consulate General of Italy-Miami. Free. For more information, contact email@example.com or 305.535.2644.