Martin Scorsese’s 2013 Jefferson Lecture

Given for an audience at the JFK Center for the Performing Arts and sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, this lecture does not have a lecture feel. It’s quite entertaining: a lot of film history is on display as Scorsese explores our primeval fascination with light and movement, from cave paintings to early French film artist George Méliès to Scorsese’s own celebration of Méliès, Hugo.

I promise: your film-language vocabulary will be greatly enriched. Enjoy.