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6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Peter DecherneyProfessor of EnglishHollywood’s Past and Future World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.

Hollywood has dominated global screens and imaginations for more than 100 years. Against the odds, movie studios have weathered economic crises, disruptive new technologies, and powerful competition. Peter Decherney, a professor of English and cinema studies, will draw on his new book Hollywood: A Very Short Introduction to offer five theses on Hollywood’s tenacity. What is the recipe that has allowed Hollywood to adjust to new challenges? And what can our media past tell us about the current moment and future?

Presented by Penn Arts and Sciences in partnership with the Office of University Communications, Penn Café events are free and open to the public, but RSVPs are encouraged. For more information or directions, contact Gina Bryan at 215-898-8721 or email Menu items are available for purchase. Happy Hour pricing from 4–6 p.m.