Friday, March 1, 2013

Spaghetti Western Festival Schedule

Luton Library Theatre

Thursday 11th April, 2013 - Saturday 13th April, 2013

Conference delegate pass (every event): £15
Festival pass (every film plus 2 talks): £10
Individual film ticket: £4 / £2 concs
Frayling and van Husen sessions only: £4

Booking information:
Box office: 01582 547474

In association with the University of Bedfordshire
Spaghetti Cinema is an annual film festival in Luton, revolving around Italian genre cinema from the 1960s and 1970s. The theme for 2013 is the Spaghetti Western.

Spaghetti Cinema Timetable
Day 1 - Thursday 11th April 2013
17:00 - 18:40  Film 1: Navajo Joe (Sergio Corbucci, 1966)  93 minutes
19:15 - 21:30  Film 2: For a Few Dollars More (Sergio Leone, 1965)  132 minutes
22:00 - 23:50  Film 3: The Mercenary (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)  110 minutes

Day 2 - Friday 12th April 2013
09:30 - 10:00  Registration
10:00 - 10:15  Welcome - Professor James Crabbe
10:15 - 11:45  Panel A  3 speakers
            Panel A: "Spaghetti Dialogues with American Cinema". Friday 12th April, 1015-1145:
            Dr. Lee Broughton (University of Leeds, UK): ‘Emancipation all’Italiana: Giuseppe
            Colizzi and the representation of African Americans in Italian Westerns’
11:45 - 12:00  Coffee break
12:00 - 13:30  Panel B  3 speakers
            Panel B - "Italian Filoni in Dialogue", Friday 12th April, 12:00-13:30:
            Giovanni Memola (University of Winchester, UK): ‘The Importance of Degenerating:
            Gicca Palli's Price of Death (1971) and Italy's Own Way to Film Genres’ Andrea Mariani
            (University of Udine, Italy):
           ‘Genre Entropy: Dissemination and Colonization of Western in the Italian Exploitation 
            Cinema (1970-1980)’
            • Dr. Xavier Mendik (University of Brighton, UK): ‘A Bullet for the Genitals: The Cult
            Career of Tomas Milian’
13:30 - 14:30  Lunch
14:30 - 16:30  Panel C  4 speakers
             Panel C - "Transcultural Genealogies", Friday 12th April, 14:30-16:30
            Dr. Aliza Wong (Texas Tech University, USA): ‘Italian D.O.C. – American Cowboys,
            Malaysian Pirates, and the Italian Construction of Other-ed Adventurers in Film’
            Professor Mark Wheeler (London Metropolitan University, UK): ‘Spaghetti Westerns;
            the International Film Trade and Cultural Exchange’
            Dr. Eleanor Andrews (University of Wolverhampton, UK): ‘How Ercole Became Ringo:
            or did Maciste Learn to Tote a Gun?’
            Dr. Ivo Ritzer (University of Mainz, Germany): ‘West Meets East. Spaghetti Westerns
            and Asian Cinema’
16:30 - 16:45  Coffee break
16:45 - 17:45  Professor Sir Christopher Frayling Lecture
17:45 - 18:45  Drinks reception 
18:45 - 21:35  Film 4: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly  161 minutes + intro by Frayling
22:10 - 23:40  Film 5: The Hills Run Red  89 minutes

Day 3 - Saturday 13th April 2013
10:00 - 10:30  Registration
10:30 - 12:30  Panel D  4 speakers
             Panel D – "Bandits across Genres", Saturday 13th April, 10:30-12:30:
             Dr. Pasquale Iannone (University of Edinburgh, UK): ‘Pietro Germi, Hybridity and the
             Roots of the Italo-Western’
             Professor David Hyman (Lehman College, CUNY, USA) and Patrick Wynne
             (Independent Scholar): ‘Spectacles of Insurgency: Blurring the Border between Passive
             Audience and Revolutionary Witness’
             Dr. Thomas Klein (University of Mainz, Germany): ‘Outlaws, Mercenaries and Ronins:
             Intercultural Transformations between the Spaghetti Western and the Japanese
             Chambara in the 1960s’
             William Grady (University of Dundee, UK): ‘Lieutenant Blueberry and the Impact of the Spaghetti Western upon the Comic Book Frontier’        
12:30 - 13:30  Lunch
13:30 - 15:30  Panel E  4 speakers
            Panel E – "Reception Tails and Legacies", Saturday 13th April, 13:30-15:30:
            Dr. Rosemary Stott (Ravensbourne, UK): ‘Transit to East Germany: The Distribution and
            Reception of Once Upon a Time in the West in the German Democratic Republic’
            Dr. Iain Robert Smith (University of Roehampton, UK): ‘Cowboys and Indians:
            Transnational Borrowings in the Indian “Curry” Western from Sholay (1975) to Wanted:
            Dead or Alive (1983)’
            Dr. Drehli Robnik (Ludwig Boltzmann-Institute for History and Society, Vienna,
            Austria): ‘Italian Westerns and Austrian Experimental Film: Politics of Miscounts,
            Historicities of Misfits, Constellations of Appropriation’
            Dr. Orhun Yakin (Hacettepe University, Turkey): ‘Once Upon a Time in Anatolia as a
            Reverse-Frontier Experience in Neo-Western Genre’
15:30 - 15:45  Coffee break
15:45 - 16:45  Q&A with Dan van Husen
16:45 - 17:00  Coffee break
17:00 - 18:55  Film 6: Death Rides a Horse  114 minutes
19:30 - 21:15  Film 7: The Great Silence  105 minutes
21:45 - 23:35  Film 8: The Big Gundown  110 minutes

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