Oregon Film joins Concordia University in welcoming prominent Hollywood director and producer Roland Emmerich To Portland on Sept. 7, 2011. Emmerich will headline Concordia University’s Shakespeare Authorship Research Centre’s Fall Conference, Sept. 6-9 in Portland, Ore. His new film, Anonymous, speculates on a centuries-old question – did William Shakespeare really write the works attributed to him? – and offers one possible answer.
Other sponsors joining Concordia University and Oregon Film include All Classical 89.9 FM, Literary Arts & Lectures, Portland Center Stage, and Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt.
At the conference, Emmerich will receive the Vero Nihil Verius Award of Artistic Excellence, bestowed annually at the conference. In addition, a posthumous award of Distinguished Scholarship will be conferred on the late Richard Paul Roe, author of the forthcoming book The Shakespeare Guide to Italy: Retracing the Bard’s Unknown Travels. The book’s introduction is written by Concordia professor and conference director Daniel Wright.
The four-day conference will feature a screening and discussion on Emmerich’s latest film, Anonymous, scheduled to open in U.S. theaters Oct. 28, 2011. The conference will also include presentations, papers and panels by several world-renowned Shakespeare scholars.
The daytime screening of Anonymous will be held in downtown Portland on Sept. 7, followed by remarks from Mr. Emmerich and discussions with a panel of Shakespeare scholars. The event offers a rare opportunity to hear from the filmmaker of box office hits including Independence Day, 2012, The Day After Tomorrow, and more.
Learn more and register for the event at http://www.authorshipstudies.org.