March
24-26

2020 Bioethics Film Festival | Genius

5:30pm - 8:30pm • Hall of Flags in Houston Hall (3417 Spruce Street)

2020-03-24 17:30:00 2020-03-26 20:30:00 America/New_York 2020 Bioethics Film Festival | Genius The 5th annual Bioethics Film Festival will be held March 24-26 at Houston Hall in the Hall of Flags (3417 Spruce St). Register for free tickets: https://pennbioethxfilmfest.eventbrite.com  The notion of profound intellectual superiority is a modern one, a product of the 19th century.  What, then, is a genius?  Are geniuses really that different from the rest of us?  Should we aspire to their talents or are they more burdened than they are blessed?  As the obverse of the idea of intellectual disability, is the very idea of genius a form of prejudice that we should guard against?   These are some of the questions we will ask in our 5th annual Penn Bioethics Film Festival, with the help of important scholars from Penn and elsewhere.  Our films about a mathematician (A Beautiful Mind), a painter (At Eternity's Gate), and a composer (Amadeus) will serve as the basis of our conversations. This year's schedule: 5:30 pm—Free reception 6:00 pm—Begin movie screening Panel discussion will begin promptly at the end of the film. A BEAUTIFUL MIND (2001) Tuesday March 24, 2020 5:30pm: Reception 6:00pm: Introductions and Screening 8:30pm: A conversation with Sylvia Nasar, author of A Beautiful Mind and Dominic Sisti, Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics & Health Policy.     FREE EVENTBRITE TICKETS At Eternity's Gate (2018) Wednesday March 25, 2020 5:30pm: Reception 6:00pm: Introductions and Screening 8:30pm: A conversation with Therese A. Dolan, Professor Emerita, Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University and Meta Mazaj, Senior Lecturer in Cinema Studies, University of Pennsylvania, and Lance Wahlert, Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics & Health Policy   FREE EVENTBRITE TICKETS Amadeus (1984)  Thursday March 26, 2020 5:30pm: Reception 6:00pm: Introductions and Screening 8:30pm: A conversation with Paul Zaentz, production controller of Amadeus, Martha Farah, Annenberg Professor of Natural Sciences, and Anna Wexler, Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics & Health Policy     FREE EVENTBRITE TICKETS Hall of Flags in Houston Hall (3417 Spruce Street) Penn Medical Ethics

The 5th annual Bioethics Film Festival will be held March 24-26 at Houston Hall in the Hall of Flags (3417 Spruce St).


Register for free tickets: https://pennbioethxfilmfest.eventbrite.com 


The notion of profound intellectual superiority is a modern one, a product of the 19th century.  What, then, is a genius?  Are geniuses really that different from the rest of us?  Should we aspire to their talents or are they more burdened than they are blessed?  As the obverse of the idea of intellectual disability, is the very idea of genius a form of prejudice that we should guard against?  

These are some of the questions we will ask in our 5th annual Penn Bioethics Film Festival, with the help of important scholars from Penn and elsewhere.  Our films about a mathematician (A Beautiful Mind), a painter (At Eternity's Gate), and a composer (Amadeus) will serve as the basis of our conversations.

This year's schedule:
5:30 pm—Free reception
6:00 pm—Begin movie screening
Panel discussion will begin promptly at the end of the film.

A BEAUTIFUL MIND (2001)

Tuesday March 24, 2020

5:30pm: Reception
6:00pm: Introductions and Screening
8:30pm: A conversation with Sylvia Nasar, author of A Beautiful Mind and Dominic Sisti, Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics & Health Policy.

 

 

FREE EVENTBRITE TICKETS

At Eternity's Gate (2018)

Wednesday March 25, 2020

5:30pm: Reception
6:00pm: Introductions and Screening
8:30pm: A conversation with Therese A. Dolan, Professor Emerita, Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University and Meta Mazaj, Senior Lecturer in Cinema Studies, University of Pennsylvania, and Lance Wahlert, Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics & Health Policy

 

FREE EVENTBRITE TICKETS

Amadeus (1984) 

Thursday March 26, 2020

5:30pm: Reception
6:00pm: Introductions and Screening
8:30pm: A conversation with Paul Zaentz, production controller of Amadeus, Martha Farah, Annenberg Professor of Natural Sciences, and Anna Wexler, Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics & Health Policy

 

 

FREE EVENTBRITE TICKETS

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