‘Dance of the Maize God’ film screening

Free and open to the public

Thursday, November 13
6:59 pm - 8:59 pm

Cobb Lecture Hall, Film Studies Center, Room 306
5811 South Ellis Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60637

This event featured a special screening of Dance of the Maize God, part of The Past for Sale Fall 2014 series, an interdisciplinary study of the global circulation of archaeological artifacts.

Painted vases, looted from tombs, have opened an extraordinary window on the ancient Maya. But the race to unearth these treasures has resulted in vast destruction. Dance of the Maize God explores the royal life and rich mythology of the Maya, as well as the tangled issues surrounding looted art.

Film Director, David Lebrun, provided commentary and answered questions following the film.

UChicago Professor Claudia Brittenham (Art History) offered introductory remarks.

A workshop associated with The Past for Sale, a project of the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society. Co-sponsored by the Center for International Studies and UChicago Careers in Journalism, Arts, and Media (UCIJAM).