Jan 2, 2010


A symposium co-sponsoring a symposium?
You bet.

The Medical Film Symposium
Curated by Joanna Poses & Dwight Swanson
January 20-23, 2010
Philadelphia, PA

presented by Community Screen and the Greater Philadelphia Film Office

* National Library of Medicine
* Pennsylvania Humanities Council,
* Mutter Museum and the Francis C. Wood Institute of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
* University of Pennsylvania (Cinema Studies; History and Sociology of Science)
* International House of Philadelphia
* the Orphan Film Symposium.

The Medical Film Symposium will examine -- through screenings, presentations and papers --the relationship between moving images and medical science. Medical films comprised one of the earliest film genres, but the vast majority of these films are unseen and unknown today. The symposium will examine various categories of medical films: actualities and documentations of medical procedures, training films for health professionals, hygiene tutorials and contemporary medical imaging.

Symposium Schedule
January 20-23, 2010

* Wednesday, 7:00pm: Screening of A Man to Remember at International House (presented by Nico de Klerk of the Nederlands Filmmuseum)
Preceded by opening of Radiologic Images exhibit (begins at 6:00pm)
* Thursday, 7:00pm: Screening at International House (curated by Barbara Hammer)
* Friday, 7:00pm: Screenings at the historic Pennsylvania Hospital (curated by Andrew Lampert and Greg Pierce, open to symposium attendees only)
* Saturday, 9 to 5: Presentations at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
* Saturday, 8pm: Screening at Moore College of Art (curated by Skip Elsheimer and Jay Schwartz)

Michael Sappol (National Library of Medicine)
Scott Curtis (Northwestern U)
Mara Mills (U of Penn)
Oliver Gaycken (Temple U)

Kirsten Ostherr (Rice U)
Devin Orgeron (North Carolina State U)
Dr. Nick Bryan (Hospital of the University of Penn)
Timothy Wisniewski (Chesney Medical Archives, Johns Hopkins University)
Patti Doyen (George Eastman House)

Registration fee: $80; $50 for students. (includes admission to screenings and presentations + breakfast & lunch Saturday). Payments to “Community Screen."

Community Screen
7035 Greene Street
Philadelphia, PA 19119

E-mail: info@medicalfilmsymposium.com