This week, the AMS Film Series is back in action with films that have been chosen by AMS faculty and graduate students to reflect this year’s departmental theme: Security/Insecurity. Our first film of the year will be Peter Bogdanovich’s Targets, which will be introduced by our very own Ph.D. student, Brendan Gaughen.
The following comes to us from Brendan:
Targets (dir. Peter Bogdanovich, 1968) centers around the character Bobby Thompson, a clean-cut military veteran who goes on a sudden and random shooting spree. Thompson is based loosely on mass murderer Charles Whitman, who shot 30 people from the University of Texas Main Tower, killing 11. Targets was released during a time of increasing violence in the late 1960s and depicts the type of high-profile mass killings that led to an erosion in feelings of safety and security in the home and public space.
Join us on Thursday at 6pm in CAL 100 to watch the film and continue the discussion on Security/Insecurity. Check out the Facebook event here.
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