‘Genre and global Hollywood’ talk at Whatcom Museum’s Old City Hall

Never really confined within its own national borders, Hollywood became the largest national film industry by absorbing foreign talent and promoting its products overseas. Kaveh Askari, associate professor in the Department of English at Western Washington University, shares highlights of well-known Hollywood genre films distributed around the world at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12, in Whatcom Museum’s Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St.

Askari was co-editor of “Performing New Media, 1890-1915,” published last June. Admission is free for museum members; with a $3 suggested donation for non-members. Details: 360-778-8930.