Throughout film history and across the globe, filmmakers have resisted social conventions and attracted the ire of governments and censorship boards. The Carsey-Wolf Center’s fall 2020 screening series will showcase films considered politically, socially, culturally, and ideologically subversive. From mischievous caricatures to biting social critiques, the films in this series invite discussion of the efficacy of subversion and the historical contexts that have rendered these works subversive in the first place.
Due to campus efforts to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak, Pollock Theater programming has been suspended until Fall 2020. To watch recordings of our past events, please visit our UCTV page. For more information on UCSB's response to the COVID-19 outbreak, please visit this page.
Pollock Theater events postponed to Fall 2020
Thursday–Saturday, February 20–22, 2020 The Carsey-Wolf Center’s 2020 annual conference “Television, Politics, Publics” will explore the ways in which television remains a crucial site for the deliberation over questions of “citizenship” and public discourse. Encompassing political news as well as scripted and unscripted entertainment, the conference aims to address a range of formats, from sports to political satire to reality TV. In an era of so-called “fake” news and clutter, how do we define and delimit the “televisual”? Participants will
Television, Politics, Publics: February 2020
In winter 2020, the Carsey-Wolf Center will honor the legacy of its founding sponsors Marcy Carsey and Dick Wolf, whose work reshaped the modern television landscape. Our series celebrates some of the best in classic and contemporary shows. “TV at the Pollock” explores the evolution of television as a compelling storytelling medium, a vehicle for complex political expression, and a rapidly-changing media technology. Ranging from the traditional sitcom to recent dystopian drama, the series pulls great television out of the
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