Rodney Hill, PhD, assistant professor of film studies in the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, will host a Q&A with the director of a new documentary about filmmaker Stanley Kubrick’s driver and personal assistant of 30 years – Friday, Jan. 27 at the IFC Center in New York City.
The talk with the film’s director, Alex Infascelli, will follow the 8 p.m. screening of S is for Stanley. The film opens Jan. 27 and runs until Thursday, Feb. 2. The IFC Center is located at 323 Sixth Avenue, New York, NY 10014.
In the film, Emilio D’Alessandro shares an intimate look at the professional and personal friendship he shared with Kubrick, the acclaimed filmmaker behind classics such as A Clockwork Orange, The Shining, and 2001, A Space Odyssey.
Dr. Hill is the co-author of The Encyclopedia of Stanley Kubrick, a comprehensive look at the life and feature films of the controversial director. He also contributed four essays to The Stanley Kubrick Archives, which was released in October 2016 in its third edition as part of publisher Taschen’s “Bibliotheca Universalis” series of popular titles.
In addition, Dr. Hill is featured in a video interview on the recently released Criterion Collection Blu-Ray special edition of the 1964 film, Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, in which he discusses Kubrick’s use of mythological archetypes in his films.