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Fri, 5 Nov 1999 15:34:42 -0600
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Point blank: Tough Guy Film & Culture

The University of Arizona presents Point Blank: Tough Guy Film & Culture, a
national film conference for academics and the general public, May 18-20, 2000
in Tucson, Arizona.

The focus of the conference will be films dealing in "tough guy" imagery,
examining themes of violence, masculinity, and class in cinema.

Areas of interest include the tough guy role in genre-filmmaking, the B-film,
relationships between hardboiled fiction and "tough guy" film, gender and
sexuality, the tough guy's influence in foreign popular culture, an
appreciation of the role of the character actor in "tough guy" cinema and
more. The conference will feature a dynamic blend of academic discourse and
unabashed cinephilia, scholarly discussions and screenings, bringing together
some of the creators of the genre with the scholars and public who appreciate

For More information
Visit the conference Web site at or

Noah Lopez
University of Arizona
Extended University
888 N.Euclid Ave., Room 301
Tucson, AZ 85721-0158
Phone: 520-626-9060
Fax: 520-621-3269
E-mail: [log in to unmask]

Call For Papers
The conference will feature papers, poster sessions, and panel discussions.
Abstracts are being accepted with a target length of 250-500 words and a
deadline of December 15, 1999. Remit abstracts to Noah Lopez via e-mail at
[log in to unmask], or by fax 520-621-3269.

Program Committee
Tim Anderson, University of Arizona
Shelli Hall, Tucson film Office
Chuck Kleinhans, Northwestern University
Peter Lehman, Arizona State University
Yuri Makino, University of Arizona
Michael Mulcahy, University of Arizona
Charles Scruggs, University of Arizona
Eric Sherman, California Institute of the Arts
Susan White, University of Arizona
Tony Williams, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
Justin Wyatt, University of Arizona

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