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International premiere of 'Isaiah Berlin: Philosopher of Freedom', a new documentary film by Judith Wechsler

Wednesday 14 November 2018 17:15
Add to Calendar 2018-11-14T17:15:002018-11-14T17:15:00 International premiere of 'Isaiah Berlin: Philosopher of Freedom', a new documentary film by Judith WechslerThe Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Lectures and Seminars
Location
The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Speakers
Judith Wechsler
Cluster
Oxford Centre for Life-Writing
Event type
Concert and Plays
Booking Required
Not Required
Accessibility
There is provision for wheelchair users.
Contact name
Mark Pottle
Contact email
berlin@wolfson.ox.ac.uk

Isaiah Berlin: Philosopher of Freedom traces the intellectual development of Wolfson’s founding President in the context of his life and times, through archival film and recordings of its subject, as well as interviews with his biographer Michael Ignatieff, his principal editor Henry Hardy, and pianist and writer Alfred Brendel, among others. Judith herself will be attending this international premiere and speaking about making the film.

‘a brilliant, deeply revealing account of one of the truly great minds of the twentieth century’
Orlando Patterson, Professor of Sociology, Harvard

'There is so much to appreciate in Judith Wechsler’s lovingly drawn portrait of Isaiah Berlin […]. The section on Berlin’s storied meeting with the great poet Anna Akhmatova is alone worth the price of admission […]. Berlin’s extraordinary life and work sparkle against the backdrop of a century whose darkness he witnessed first hand.'
Jeremy Eichler, music critic, Boston Globe, and Shostakovich scholar