Film & Media Studies

Professor Young examines Lois Weber's 1915 film

"Lois Weber’s episodic feature film Hypocrites (1915) poses a challenge to one principle that is thought to have guided American cinema toward classical narrative..." writes Professor Paul Young in his essay Yours Sincerely, Lois Weber: Hypocrites and the Allegorical Mode of the Transitional Feature Film published via Project Muse in the current issue of Cinema Journal

Tiltfactor Lab research publication trumpeted in press

"A psychologically “embedded” approach to designing games for prosocial causes", by Professors Mary Flanagan and Geoff Kaufman and published in Cyberpsychology, the Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace, was covered by Fast Company, Huffington Post and Vocativ. The articles explore the games Awkward Moment and Buffalo: The Name-Dropping Game, created in Professor Flanagan's Tiltfactor Lab, that deal with gender and racial stereotypes.

Professor Phillips attends "Christine" Reunion

Professor Bill Phillps, screenwriter of the John Carpenter-directed thriller Christine, attended a reunion in Los Angeles to celebrate the films Bluray release (which features a bonus feature discussion with John Carpenter, Bill Phillips and producer Richard Kobritz).  The reunion was held at Dark Delicacies on October 25th

Images in Motion presents Ben Silberfarb

 Director/Cinematographer Ben Silberfarb will discuss his two latest short films, Quintown, and To Build a Fire. Ben will bring in his MoVI camera stabilizer system, which was used extensively on Quintown. Don't miss this opportunity to meet Ben to discuss and ask any questions you have about shooting techniques and the aesthetics involved in filmmaking.

Ben’s love of film began when he frequented showings of independent films with his parents. His interest developed at Dartmouth (class of 1990) where he studied under screenwriters John Michael Hayes (Rear Window, To Catch a Thief, etc) and Bill Phillips. He holds a Masters from Yale University and produced the feature film Brief Reunion. Ben has written, produced and directed many short films, documentaries and commercials for web, television and international distribution. He is the Managing Director of Kagami Films, currently in pre-production for its second feature film. University and Dartmouth College.

Film & Media Studies to Co-Sponsor Avant-Garde Film Screening

Film & Media Studies Professor Mark Williams will host and interview curator/historian/filmmaker Bruce Posner as he presents an introduction to his remarkable new Blu-ray Masterworks of American Avant-Garde Experimental Film 1920-1970. The program will highlight selections of rare artist's films newly restored by Posner and include several archival film restorations recently completed locally in collaboration with John Tariot and Carlos Dominguez. Read more about this exciting event here

At the Film & Media Studies Gallery: My Life in Houses

Professor Amy Lawrence's animated film My Life in Houses is explored in the current Film & Media Studies Gallery presentation on the 2nd Floor of the Black Family Visual Arts Center, open 10 AM - 5 PM Monday through Thursday through the end of Fall Term.

Professor Lawrence describes the film as "An animated life seen through six houses and the journeys between them. Simple plans become detailed pencil sketches, color cross-sections, a photo-montages, and fabric miniatures- accompanied by vintage music detailing a life and marriage."

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