Capturing Political Animals: A conversation with director Jonah Markowitz

When

6.00pm–7.30pm

28 February 2017

Where

United States Studies Centre Boardroom, Institute Building, City Road, University of Sydney

Type

Public forum

Topics

CulturePolitics

Cost

Free

Documentary Political Animals tells the story of one of the biggest civil rights struggles of this century – the gay rights movement – through the eyes of four elected women in California. Emotionally charged like its subjects, the film chronicles their fight for the causes most personal to them and their communities.

After showing a short summary of the film, director/producer Jonah Markowitz joined the Centre's American Studies lecturer Aaron Nyerges and City of Sydney councillor Christine Forster for a conversation about the film, and the role of both the public and politicians in achieving LGBTI equality in Australia and around the world.

Event partner: Mardi Gras Film Festival

Featuring

  • Jonah Markowitz
    Director of the documentary Political Animals

    Jonah Markowitz spoke at a USSC event in 2017 about the documentary he directed - Political Animals.

  • Christine Forster
    Councillor, City of Sydney

    Christine Forster was a speaker at a USSC event in 2017. She is a City of Sydney Councillor.

  • Dr Aaron Nyerges
    Dr Aaron Nyerges
    Lecturer in American Studies, United States Studies Centre

    Aaron Nyerges is Lecturer in American Studies at the US Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. He researches and teaches broadly on the history of Hollywood, American literature's relationship to mass media, and critical theories of popular culture.