FLEFF and Cinemapolis present a Talk Back on OUT STEALING HORSES (Norway, 2020) Thursday August 20



6-7:15 p.m. via Zoom  Eastern Daylight Time

Join Dr. Andrew Utterson, Associate Professor, Screen Studies and Dr. Michael Richardson, Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures, Ithaca College for an open discussion forum of this acclaimed new adaptation. 

Watch the film via Cinemapolis Virtual Cinema for a modest screening fee prior to the talk back (film opens August 7): https://cinemapolis.org/film/out-stealing-horses/ 

Register for the talk back on Zoom HERE 



Adapted from the bestselling novel, OUT STEALING HORSES follows 67-year-old Trond (Stellan Skarsgård) in the winter of 1999, still grieving the death of his wife as he retires to a solitary life in the Norwegian woods. Trond prepares to welcome the new millennium alone, until a chance encounter with his only neighbor, Lars, rekindles dormant memories from the summer of 1948—the summer Trond grew up. 

Director: Hans Petter Moland 

Writers: Hans Petter Moland (screenplay), Per Petterson (novel) 

Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Bjørn Floberg, Tobias Santelmann 

Talk Back Co-Moderators 

Dr. Michael Richardson is Professor and Chair of Modern Languages and Literatures at Ithaca College.  His research interests encompass 20th- and 21st-century literature, theater, and film, from the Weimar Republic to contemporary Germany. His current research focuses on three areas: constructions of history in recent German cinema, Holocaust cinema, and the image of Hitler in American and German popular culture. He is the author ofRevolutionary Theater and The Classical Heritage: Inheritance and Appropriation from Weimar to the GDR(2007), and coeditor of A New History of German Cinema (2012) and Visualizing the Holocaust: Documents, Aesthetics, and Memory (2008).  His essays have appeared in Telos, Colloquia Germanica, New German Critique, Stanford Literature Review, and in many anthologies. He is also a member of the editorial board of New German Critique

Dr. Andrew Utterson is Associate Professor of Screen Studies in the Roy H. Park School of Communications and the Coordinator of the college-wide Ithaca Seminar, the liberal arts first-year seminars, at Ithaca College. His research examines the impact of new technology on cinema and how new technology enables rethinking moving image history across screen media. He is the author of Persistent Images: Encountering Film History in Contemporary Cinema (2020); From IBM to MGM: Cinema at the Dawn of the Digital Age (2011), editor of Technology and Culture: The Film Reader (2005), and co-editor of the four-volume anthology Film Theory: Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies (2004). His essays have been published in Studies in French Cinema, New Review of Film and Television Studies, Quarterly Review of Film and Video, Leonardo, and in many anthologies.