April 27th, 2021 Rescheduled: May 11th, 2021
5:30 PM EST via zoom
2020-2021 has slowed programming and its been while since we got to spend some time together, and the programming committee thought it would be fun to kick off a return to activities with a film discussion. Please register for the (free) event and see below for a full description. The Zoom link for the discussion will be included in the confirmation email.
The 2006 blockbuster thriller, The Da Vinci Code, prominently features archives, museums and libraries. But are they good depictions?
About this Event
Please watch the film (available on Hulu and Netflix) ahead of the discussion to get the most out of our meeting!
The 2006 adaption of Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code is a heart pounding adventure, if a bit cheesy. Of interest to our cohort, however, is the fact that The Da Vinci Code prominently features archives, museums and libraries as part of its plot. Throughout the film, the main characters rely on their discoveries at these institutions to further the story.
The Da Vinci Code isn’t the first thriller to do this. In fact, archival research is a staple of the genre in many ways. However, as GLAM professionals, we know that some depictions of archives in movies are better than others.
DVAG invites you to participate in a lighthearted discussion about this film from an archival perspective. We hope to make this a series wherein we invite folks to think about and talk about different films that feature archives as a significant plot device in their stories.