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Getty Research Institute Presents Fred Zinnemann. Cinema of Resistance

The Getty Research Institute Presents Fred Zinnemann: Cinema of Resistance in the Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center on April 3, 10, 17, and 24, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.

Tuesdays in April, screenings of the master director’s bold films will be followed by conversations with scholars and filmmakers, including Zinnemann’s son, Tim Zinnemann

Legendary director Fred Zinnemann (1907–1997) refused to conform to the studio system. Instead, this master director rethought traditional film genres and told stories about outsiders and nonconformists. More than any director of his generation, Zinnemann researched, sketched, and annotated his shots—revealing a meticulous and bold cinematic artist with a complex visual style.

For the month of April, the Getty Research Institute will present a series of his films followed by conversations with noted film scholars and filmmakers who worked with Zinnemann, including Academy Award–winning film editor and sound designer Walter Murch and Academy Award–winning screenwriter Alvin Sargent, as well as Zinnemann’s son, Tim Zinnemann, who is a director, producer and photographer. This series is curated by Getty scholar Jennifer Smyth, as part of the Getty Research Institute’s 2011–12 scholar year which is built around the theme of Artistic Practice.

Admission to this event is free. To attend, the public may make reservations by visiting or calling (310) 440-7300. Parking is $15

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