“I’m Not There“–On the Critique and Justification in the Biopic


*To the movie „I’m Not There (R: Todd Haynes; USA/Deutschland 2007)*
*Part of the lecture series: “Narration and Justification in the Cinema“*

Narratives have always been used to legitimize moral and political states. With its audio-visual character, the cinema holds a special status in this context. On the basis of three film examples – “Redacted“, “I’m Not There“ and “Minority Report“, Daniel Feige, Juliane Rebentisch and Josef Früchtl discussed whether and how cinematic narrations contribute – or can contribute – to the legitimation and/or delegitimation of normative attitudes and orders.

Goethe Universität, Campus Westend | Hörsaalzentrum HZ 9