Detroit Film Theatre
BETTER LIVING THROUGH CRITICISM: AN EVENING WITH A.O. SCOTT
Friday, March 24, 2017
7:30 PM Detroit Film Theatre
In Better Living Through Criticism — the title of both his talk this evening and his acclaimed new book on the subject — New York Times chief film critic A. O. Scott demonstrates that we are, in fact, all critics. Drawing from his storied career as at the Times as a starting point, Scott illuminates how critical thinking informs almost every aspect of artistic creation, civil action and our interpersonal lives, and he makes a fascinating case for art and criticism being interdependent and even inseparable, suggesting “that everyone is a critic means, or should mean, that we need to put our remarkable minds to use and to pay our own experience the honor of taking it seriously.” We’re delighted to bring one of America’s most gifted, witty and wise critical thinkers and journalists to the stage of the DFT. An Arts + Minds lecture, presented by Friends of Detroit Film Theatre.