Your current BDA and the DLS Team are really pleased to invite you to the exceptional conference by Dr. Hampton, the occasion to officially launch the BDA Ciné-Club on campus.
The projection of the movie “Santa Fe Trail” will be followed by a talk with Dr. Hampton. This event will mark a particular step forward for the campus, as it will be the first Ciné-Club event. We hope to see you there on 18 April at 17:30!
Our Guest Speaker:
Ellen Hampton holds a Ph.D. in history from the prestigious Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales. She teaches history at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris. She is the resident director of the CUNY exchange program in Paris. She received the “Prix de Thèse 2009” from the Institut des Amériques.
About the movie:
The 1940 film Santa Fe Trail is one of the strongest demonstrations of
Hollywood’s promotion of the southern point of view on the Civil War. Errol
Flynn plays JEB Stuart, fresh out of West Point, gone west with USMA classmate
George Custer (Ronald Reagan). They land in the midst of the Bleeding Kansas
conflict and arrest the abolitionist John Brown, as the nation spirals toward
Civil War. Olivia de Havilland plays the love interest, a young woman whose
independence and modernity is startling for the era. For such a short film (104
minutes), it is packed with historical and cultural references and perspectives.