Gwenda Young, author of “Clarence Brown” in discussion with Farran Smith Nehme at the Clarence Brown Film Festival Lunch & Learn

East Tennessee History Center, 601 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902

Join Gwenda Young, author of Clarence Brown: Hollywood’s Forgotten Master (2018), and film critic and blogger Farran Smith Nehme to learn about Clarence Brown’s films. Lunch provided.

Gwenda Young teaches film at University College Cork, Ireland and led the development of the film studies program at the University. Young collaborated with historian and filmmaker Kevin Brownlow on a short retrospective on Clarence Brown at the National Film Theatre in London in 2003, as well as on gala screenings of Clarence Brown films at the Fastnet Film Festival Cork in 2018 and 2019.

Farran Smith Nehme has written about film and film history for the New York Post, British Film Institute, Wall Street JournalVanity FairVillage Voice, Criterion, and Film Comment, as well as for her blog, Self-Styled Siren. A film critic and film lover, Nehme “focuses on pre-1960 cinema but isn’t high-hat about it.” Her novel, Missing Reels, was published in 2014.

Clarence Brown Film Festival

This event is part of the Clarence Brown Film Festival, celebrating the work and legacy of Knoxvillian Clarence Brown (1890–1987). Nominated for eight Oscars, Brown directed the biggest stars of the silver screen including Greta Garbo, Clark Gable, and Elizabeth Taylor.