Pittsburgh Film Colloquium: Robert Clift

March 19, 2015 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Disruptive Directing: Fabrications and Falsehoods in William Greaves’s Symbiopscyhotaxiplasm: Take One (1968)

Robert Clift, Assistant Professor, Film Studies Program, Department of English

Robert Clift, Ph.D. is a documentary filmmaker and media studies scholar with work exhibited nationally on public television, in film festivals, on new media platforms and in academic publications. He has produced and directed three feature-length documentaries, including two nationally broadcast PBS films. His most recent PBS film, Blacking Up: Hip-Hop's Remix of Race and Identity, was named one of the most notable nonfictional films of 2011 by the American Library Association (ALA). His production work is informed by his research in Cinema Studies, Cultural Studies and Performance Ethnography. He is particularly interested in examining the ethical and political implications of production practices that deliberately undermine performative authority.

Location and Address

Cathedral of Learning, room 501