A screening of Meringue Diplomacy will be presented by director Terri Hanlon on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13 at 7:30 p.m. in Buell Hall, East Gallery at Columbia University.
Terri Hanlon, 2010, 60 min.
Meringue Diplomacy is an experimental documentary with a dash of fiction inspired by the life of the great chef Antonin Carême. Carême, in addition to many other accomplishments, created an entertainment and culinary environment which helped the diplomat Talleyrand determine the course of post-Napoleonic France. The video takes the viewer from his childhood abandonment at the gates of Paris to his death. The narrative structure is a launching pad for a series of visual and aural investigations inspired by historical information. These vignettes provide important lessons relevant to today's political issues.
Terri Hanlon’s previous video work has been shown at the New York Film Festival at Lincoln Center, the American Film Institute in Los Angeles, and broadcast on PBS. The New York Times has called her work “accomplished satire.” Meringue Diplomacy premiered at the Alliance Française in April, 2011. She is also known for her work in early experimental music videos using computer graphics and for her Iris print portraits, which are in private collections in Thailand, Germany, Spain and the United States.
Attendance is free for members of the Société des Amis de la Maison Française and for CUID holders, $7 for non-members.
For more information, check out Terri Hanlon's website at http://themetropolitanmuseumofterri.info/
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