The Cinema Studies Department regularly hosts events that include lectures, screenings, and discussions, including our Wednesday Night Series, which is open to the public.
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Wednesday, Jan. 31 2018
Jen Hoyer (Interference Archive organizer) leads an illustrated lecture tracing the history and current work of Interference Archive, with a focus on the role of video in the no. NOT EVER. exhibition.
Friday, Feb. 2 2018
Followed by a discussion with the director, Fred Kuwornu. "BlaxploItalian" is a diasporic, hybrid, critical, and cosmopolitan dimension documentary that uncovers the careers of a population of entertainers seldom heard from before: Black actors in Italian cinema starting from 1915 when the first black actor appeared in an Italian film.
Friday, Feb. 9 2018
A documentary about immigrant workers’ struggle between dreams and reality, spanning 13 years of filming in Taiwan and the Philippines. Followed by a Q&A with the director, Jasmine Ching-Hui Lee, and a preview trailer of Lee’s work-in-progress “Come Back My Child.” Presented by the Asian Film and Media Initiative.
Wednesday, Feb. 14 2018
A portrait of the struggles of an Argentine actor trying to find his place in New York. The Guardian praised the film as an “acutely perceptive, achingly sad character study [that] deals in downgraded dreams and the brutal realities of trying to make it as an artist.” Post-screening discussion with the director, moderated by Cinema Studies PhD student Tanya Goldman.
Wednesday, Feb. 21 2018
This documentary explores the origin and impact of Hong Kong's 2014 Umbrella Movement through the inter-generational lenses of 3 post-Tiananmen democratic activists. Post-screening discussion with filmmaker Evans Chan. Presented by the Asian Film and Media Initiative.
Friday, Feb. 23 2018
Join us for a weekend of conversation! Keynote address by Thomas Elsaesser, Professor Emeritus at the Department of Media and Culture of the University of Amsterdam and Visiting Professor at Columbia University.
Wednesday, Feb. 28 2018
Cinematic Labyrinths: Interactive and Immersive Storytelling by The Kissinger Twins, who present their interactive and immersive storytelling projects made between 2002 and 2017.
Tuesday, Mar. 20 2018
A talk by Michael Gillespie (PhD 2007). The talk will consider the idea of black film in the terms of film blackness with attention to death and film form. With a focus on a cluster of short films, the talk poses new critical prerogatives for the idea of black film in our contemporary moment. Part of CS50.
Friday, Mar. 23 2018
Drawing on his recently published book, Los Angeles Documentary and the Production of Public History, 1958–1977 (Univ. of California Press 2018), Joshua Glick will discuss how the city emerged as a hub for nonfiction media, one in which documentarians working between the election of John F. Kennedy and the Bicentennial created conflicting visions of the recent and more distant American past.
Monday, Mar. 26 2018
Students in the Moving Image Archiving and Preservation (MIAP) program will present their M.A. thesis projects.
Wednesday, Mar. 28 2018
Friday, Mar. 30 2018
Shunya Yoshimi is Professor of Sociology, Media and Cultural Studies, Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies at University of Tokyo. Co-sponsored by the Department of East Asian Studies and the Asian Film and Media Initiative.
Tuesday, Apr. 3 2018
Post-screening discussion with Director, Huang Hsin-Yao. Presented by the Asian Film and Media Initiative.
Wednesday, Apr. 4 2018
Dr. Alexandra Juhasz is the chair of the Film Department at Brooklyn College, CUNY. She makes and studies committed media practices that contribute to political change and individual and community growth. A CS50 Talk.
Thursday, Apr. 5 2018
This talk by Michelle Cho (McGill University) addresses the proliferation of online vlogs that enact the spectacle of consumption in relation to ostensibly global popular culture.
Friday, Apr. 6 2018
Organized by the Department of Performance Studies, in collaboration with the Museum Studies Program and with Cinema Studies, NYU.
Wednesday, Apr. 11 2018
Thursday, Apr. 12 2018
Friday, Apr. 13 2018
Saturday, Apr. 14 2018
Monday, Apr. 16 2018
Three Tisch students, Annie Schweikert (MIAP), Emperatriz Ung (Game Center), and Sigga Regina Sigurthorsdottir (MIAP), will present their project on archiving the student work of Tisch’s Game Design MA Program.
Wednesday, Apr. 25 2018
Post-screening discussion with Directors J. P. Sniadecki and Joshua Bonnetta.
Thursday, Apr. 26 2018
Zhuoyi Wang is Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Literatures and the coordinator of the Chinese Program at Hamilton College.
Friday, Apr. 27 2018
Artist Li Xiaofei will screen a series of his video works from his ongoing project “Assembly Line” and feature in a post-screening panel discussion with Zoe Meng Jiang (Ph.d student, Cinema Studies) and Ellen Zweig (artist), moderated by Zhen Zhang (Director of Asian Film & Media Initiative).
Monday, Apr. 30 2018
Filip Šír, Manager for Digitization of Sound Documents at the National Museum in Prague, will discuss his experience establishing a center for audio preservation at the largest museum in the Czech Republic, as well as the history of the Czech Republic's National Sound Archive.
Wednesday, May. 2 2018
A talk by Georgina Kleege, University of California Berkeley, English and Disability Studies. Co-sponsored by THE CENTER for DISABILITY STUDIES and the CENTER for MEDIA, CULTURE & HISTORY
Wednesday, May. 9 2018
A talk by Anelise Reich Corseuil, Professor of Literatures in English and Film Studies at Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil (UFSC).