Dying on Screen: In Conversation with Amiel Courtin-Wilson on ‘Man on Earth’
Dying on Screen: In Conversation with Amiel Courtin-Wilson on ‘Man on Earth’.
Oct 16, 2023 | 5pm
- 5pm pre-screening gathering, light refreshments served in the Courtyard.
- 6pm film screening
- 7:30pm Panel/Q&A
Using his acclaimed latest documentary Man on Earth as a case study, join celebrated Australian director Amiel Courtin-Wilson as he unpacks the unique and intimate process in making this film, as well as discussing the wider cultural and philosophical implications of representing death on screen. Profoundly affecting, Man on Earth captures the lead up to one man’s voluntary assisted death with extraordinary grace and candour, raising necessary questions as to how we choose to live, and how we experience time’s passage, as we approach our end.
A virtual Q&A with film Director Amiel Courtin-Wilson will follow the screening, with Philosophers Sam Shpall and Natalja Deng appearing in person.
Bob Rosenzweig is a 65-year-old Jewish man who lives out his days in Washington state. He attended Woodstock in 1969 and hung out with Blondie and the Sex Pistols in New York City. He’s done design work for Elton John, Janet Jackson and even Versace. A dozen films could be made about the many extraordinary episodes from the life of Rosenzweig, who has Parkinson’s disease. But this one is about his decision to end it. Shot with incredible intimacy, Man on Earth captures the dignity of death with emotional and uncompromising honesty.
About the speakers:
Amiel Courtin-Wilson is one of the most prolific, innovative and critically acclaimed Australian filmmakers of his generation, having directed over 20 short films and seven feature films. Amiel is also a visual artist and his public painted installations under the moniker of OXO OVO.
Dr Sam Shpall is Senior Lecturer in Ethics at Usyd. He writes and teaches about sex, gender, love, friendship, art, and the meaning of life.
Natalja Deng is Associate Professor of Philosophy at a liberal arts college within Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea. She writes about things like time (both physical and experiential), death, and religion.
Spaces are limited, so please register here
To be held on Campus at Edgeworth David Building – Old Geology Lecture Theatre.
Entry is free with food and refreshments provided before hand at the Courtyard.