Premiere of 'Isaiah Berlin: Philosopher of Freedom', a new documentary film by Judith Wechsler
Judith Wechsler is an American art historian and film maker. A specialist in 19th century French art, her scholarship has informed her film making. In recent years she has turned her attention to subjects that illuminate the history of ideas in early 20th century Europe, as exemplified by her latest work, on Isaiah Berlin. Find out more about Judith here.
The premiere of Isaiah Berlin: Philosopher of Freedom will take place in the Leonard Wolfson Auditorium of Wolfson College on Wednesday 14 November, 17.15 to 19.00. The film is 72 minutes long, and it will be introduced by Sir Tim Hitchens, President of Wolfson College. There will be a Q&A afterwards with Judith Wechsler, after which refreshments will be served in the cafe area adjacent to the auditorium.
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'. For more details click here; for the event poster here; and for the promotional trailer here.