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    The Power of Hollywood: A Conversation on ‘American Energy Cinema’

    Science History Institute

    315 Chestnut Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19106
    • Thursday May 23rd 2024, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
    What does energy look like on the big screen?

    Join us for a Fellow in Focus conversation with Raechel Lutz and Conevery Bolton Valencius, coeditor and contributor to the recent collection American Energy Cinema.

    By analyzing Hollywood films that feature energy as historical objects, the volume shows how energy systems of all kinds are both integral to the daily life of Americans and inextricable from larger societal change and global politics.

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