The Histories of the New American Cinema Expositions in Europe, 1964 and 1967-1968

The Emergence and Diversity of European Experimental Film Cultures.


Duration: 2021 – 2024

Research Areas
Cinema Studies


The main purpose of this project is to write the histories of the New American Cinema (NAC) Expositions in Europe during the years 1964 and 1967-68. As such, the work examines the production and circulation of the tours, understood as interfaces that connected the New American Cinema to local and national scenes across Europe. Therefore, an implicit objective connected to the study of the expositions is to research the emerging European experimental film cultures of the 1960s, which hosted and interacted with the NAC’s Expositions and would develop their own aesthetic and cultural programs. Finally, a third and complementary purpose is to explore and research into the possibilities of a transnational historiography of cinema.

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About the Member

John Sundholm

Professor in Cinema Studies. Member of the examination board of the PhD program in Fine Arts at the University of the Arts, Helsinki, Finland since 2006, and Editor-in-Chief of the open access journal Journal of Aesthetics and Culture (Routledge).... Read more