Wednesday, December 19:
6:00 PM – “Apocalyptic Art” show reception (show will hang through the duration of the symposium) curated by Genevieve L. Gillespie.
8:00 PM – PRESENTATION: Sci-Fi Sublime: Watching Ourselves Be Annihilated in Movies, hosted by Barry Vacker (Temple University). Barry will also be signing copies of his book, The End of the World — Again.
9:30 PM – SCREENING: The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) with a live theremin score by Mano Divina (Divine Hand Ensemble)
Thursday, December 20:
7:00 PM – PANEL DISCUSSION: The Meaning of Melancholia: Depression, Doomsday, or Nothing? Featuring Laura Zaylea (Temple University), Ronnie Landau (Past President of the Philadelphia Association of Jungian Analysts), Olivia Antsis (Director, Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival), Barry Vacker (Temple University).
9:00 PM – SCREENING: We Hate Movies (NYC) present a live comedic commentary to The Last Man on Earth (1964) (a la Mystery Science Theater 3000)
Friday, December 21:
7:00 PM – PANEL: The End of World, Again: The Apocalypse in Media, Science, and Culture, featuring Jarice Hanson (University of Massachusetts-Amherst), Osei Alleyne (University of Pennsylvania), Genevieve Gillespie (Temple University), Barry Vacker (Temple University).
9:00 PM – THE END OF THE WORLD PARTY (21+) featuring music by S.T.A.R.W.O.O.D. Plus a countdown clock/farewell toast at midnight, complimentary refreshments…
Admission for each day is $10.
Refreshments courtesy of Philadelphia Brewing Company and Hendrick’s Gin.