Medicine + Media Arts Film Series: Shaun of the Dead

Medicine + Media Arts Film Series: Shaun of the Dead

Colin Burnett, Christine Johnson, Piroska Kopar

Film Discussion Series
8 Apr 2021 - 4:00pm

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Edgar Wright, Shaun of the Dead (2004)
A man’s uneventful life is disrupted by the zombie apocalypse.

Screening Contagion invites you to view four pandemic films, then attend a series of panel discussions with faculty drawn from a variety of disciplines. The four films include a Hollywood blockbuster (Steven Soderbergh, Contagion), a classic of world cinema (Ingmar Bergman, The Seventh Seal), a horror comedy (Edgar Wright, Shaun of the Dead) and a contemporary documentary about the Wuhan lockdown (Ai Weiwei, Coronation). How might these films help us understand pandemics in the past, present and future? How does our own pandemic moment inform how we view these films? Please join us for a wide-ranging conversation with faculty in the humanities, arts and medicine as they help us make sense of our own experiences with COVID-19.

Colin Burnett, Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies, Washington University
Christine Johnson, Associate Professor of History, Washington University
Piroska Kopar, Director, Center for Humanism and Ethics in Surgical Specialties (CHESS) and Assistant Professor of Acute and Critical Care Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine