An International Conference on the Work and Legacy of Max Ophuls

College of William & Mary
Williamsburg, Virginia
March 28-30, 2003

The year 2002 marked the hundredth anniversary of the birth of Max Ophuls, whose extraordinary directorial career spanned the mid-twentieth century and half a dozen countries. While several European conferences paid tribute to Ophuls' work during the past year, this is the first conference on the filmmaker to take place in the United States. Highlights will include plenary talks by distinguished Ophuls scholars and archival screenings at the recently restored Kimball Theater in Williamsburg. Our aim is to launch the next century of Ophuls scholarship through an international dialogue on all aspects of his artistic achievement. The following are suggested paper topics but we also welcome other ideas for presentations:

Please send 250-word proposals by NOVEMBER 15, 2002 to Susan White ( and Michael Trosset (

Program Committee:

Local Arrangements (College of William & Mary): Anthony Anemone, Colleen Kennedy, Michael Trosset

Founded in 1693, the College of William & Mary is the second oldest university in the United States. Its scenic campus adjoins historic Colonial Williamsburg. Williamsburg is served by two international airports (Richmond and Norfolk).