Cinema Studies Events - Fall 2018

  • Field Recording and Documentary Sound

    December 5, 2018

    Filmmakers and sound artists Stephanie Spray, Joshua Bonnetta, and Ernst Karel will present on practices of audio capture, strategies of sound mixing and collage, and the ethics of combining image and sound in non-fiction media works. In conversation with Lukas Brasiskis and Leo Goldsmith (Cinema Studies, NYU).

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  • Lesbian Factory (2010) and Rainbow Popcorn (2013)

    November 27 - November 28, 2018

    The documentary couplet Lesbian Factory (2010, 60 mins.) and Rainbow Popcorn (2013, 60 mins.) shot by migrant worker activists in Taiwan, follows a group of Filipina migrant worker organizers and their tumultuous same-sex love relationships while abroad and, several years later, after returning home.

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  • Honoring Annette Michelson

    November 17, 2018

    Annette Michelson Memorial Service.

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  • The Earth Trembles (La terra trema)

    November 14, 2018

    Screening offered in conjunction with "NeoRealismo: The New Image in Italy, 1932-1960," on view at NYU's Grey Art Gallery and Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, September 6-December 8, 2018.

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  • Body as Archive: Body Workshop and Documentary Screening

    November 10, 2018

    Since the 1990s, Wen Hui, China’s leading independent dancer, choreographer, performance artist and filmmaker, has been exploring the body as archive and medium for the remembering and recovery of personal and collective history, especially women’s history. The day will kick off with a body workshop open to all audience members. It will be followed by screenings of documentaries by the three performers/filmmakers and a roundtable discussion.

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  • Experimental films by Aykan Safoğlu & Sylvia Schedelbauer

    November 7, 2018

    Aykan Safoğlu (Germany/Turkey) and Sylvia Schedelbauer (Germany/Japan) present a selection of their archival footage films encompassing a Turkish homage to James Baldwin and a retrieval of unremembered interracial intimacy.

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  • How to Steal a Chair (87 mins., 2017)

    October 31, 2018

    Screening and discussion with filmmakers, Konstantinos Kambouroglu and Heather Greer. Moderated by Professor Toby Lee (Cinema Studies)

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  • Experimental Intimacies: The Films of Eva Stefani

    October 24, 2018

    Filmmaker Eva Stefani returns to NYU to show a selection of short- and medium-length films, spanning over 20 years, exploring womanhood and the female body.

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  • Female Directors 女导演 (2012) with Director Yang Mingming

    October 22, 2018

    Screening followed by Q&A with director moderated Professor Zhang Zhen 张真 (Cinema Studies, NYU). Presented by Parallax Films and Fourth Wall Cinema. Co-sponsored by the Asian Film and Media Initiative in the Department of Cinema Studies.

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  • Home Movie Weekend

    October 20-21, 2018

    Presented by the Association of Moving Image Archivists Student Chapter at NYU Tisch, XFR Collective, the Museum of the Moving Image, the Queens Library, Queens Memory Program, METRO, and the New York Film and Video Council.

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  • Day of Community 2018: With Dogs!

    October 19, 2019

    Come meet the Canine Community of Cinema Studies featuring an all-star line up including Iris, June, Roz, Suzy, and Sondra, as well as other special guests!

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  • The Art of American Screen Acting, 1912-1960

    October 18, 2018

    Dan Callahan, the author of The Art of American Screen Acting, 1912-1960, takes us through the evolution of acting for the camera: from Lillian Gish in the silent era to John Barrymore and Bette Davis in the sound era.

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  • Poetic Realism as Ethnography. Unforgettable Portraits in Baltic Documentaries

    October 17, 2018

    This event suggests paying a particular attention to the ethnographic side of Baltic poetic documentaries thinking about how the filmmakers approached subjects of their films and how the poetic mode allowed them to bring national themes into their works. Screening of selected short documentaries followed by panel discussion with Riho Västrik (University of Tallinn), Sally Berger (Center for Media, Culture and History, NYU) and Pacho Velez (New School University), moderated by Lukas Brasiskis (Cinema Studies, NYU).

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  • The Broadcast 41: New Media, Resistance, and the Original Culture War

    October 10, 2018

    A talk by Carol Stabile (Professor, Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, University of Oregon; Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Oregon). Co-sponsored by NYU Liberal Studies.

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  • The Lulu Sessions (S. Casper Wong, USA, 2011, 86 mins.)

    October 3, 2018

    This screening will be followed by a roundtable with the filmmaker S. Casper Wong and Professor Lana Lin (The New School).

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  • Art(core) and the Explicit Body: The Films of MM Serra

    September 26, 2018

    The 9th Annual Experimental Lecture, presented by the Department of Cinema Studies and Undergraduate Film & TV. Featuring a rare 16mm screening of Barbara Rubin's Christmas on Earth.

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  • A Willing Suspension of Disbelief: Three Films by Christopher Harris

    September 21, 2018

    Christopher Harris’ films and video installations read African American historiography through the poetics and aesthetics of experimental cinema. His work employs manually and photo-chemically altered appropriated moving images, staged reenactments of archival artifacts, and interrogations of documentary conventions. Screening includes Halimuhfack (2016), Reckless Eyeballing (2004) and this latest work still/here (2018).

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  • Bicentennial Screens: Los Angeles and the Documentary Imagination

    September 14, 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.

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  • The Magic Lantern: A History and Demonstration

    September 12, 2018

    Joel Schlemowitz provides a brief history of the magic lantern while demonstrating its unique attributes: animated slip-slides, dissolving views, and gear-work mechanical lantern slides.

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