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  • Film 43.04 –01: Hitchcock in England and America

    10A Fall 2017

    Professor Paul Young, Department Chair


    This course examines important Hitchcock films produced in both the UK and the US, with three critical approaches to guide us:

    1. Hitchcock as a cinematic pioneer, an innovator in film form and style;
    2. Hitchcock as an auteur whose thematic and aesthetic concerns unify his films; and...
  • Department of Film & Media Studies professor Mark Williams joined American Archive of Public Broadcasting exhibit curator Alejandra Dean and AAPB Project Manager Casey Davis-Kaufman in a live Facebook event exploring the history of the Broadcast Newsmagazine at 12 noon EST on Thursday, July 6.  The broadcast featured brief clips of historical newsmagazines...

  • See the premieres of two films created by seniors Oliva Powell and Joe Fairbanks as part of their culminating experience projects.  A War Story and (re)cyclers will be screened in the Loew Audiorium, Black Family Visual Arts Center, on Thursday June 1st at 7PM.  Each film will be introduced by the filmmakers, and opportunities for questions and answers will follow the screening.

    Check out the teaser for (re)cyclers!

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  • Film Studies 37 Directing for the Camera will screen their workWednesday at 7PM in the Black Family Visual Arts Centers' Loew Auditorium.  Don't miss this exciting evening of short films!

  • Professor Mark Williams spoke at the 5th Annual I Annotate Conference in May 2017.  The conferences themes centered on increasing user engagement in publication, science, and research, empowering fact checking in journalism, and building digital literacy in education.  Professor Williams spoke about The Media Ecology Project; his talk can be...

  • Don't miss the Spring Animation Screening on Tuesday May 30th at 7 PM in the Loew Auditorium!  Students will present their work in both film and digital media!

  • Prepare to be dazzled by this breathtaking display of the beauties of hand-colored cinema from the 1890s through the 1910s, before Technicolor was born.  

    These shimmering international examples of hand painting, dyeing, and stencil coloring are drawn from the collection of the EYE Filmmuseum in Amsterdam: early trick films by such pioneers as Georges Méliès, films focusing on the mysteries of nature, and travelogues that include Dutch windmills silhouetted against a crimson-burnished...

  • Alex Stockton '15 will screen his film Transient at 8:30 PM in the Loew Auditorium on April 24th.  The film follows an undocumented immigrant, deported from the only home he's ever known, who risks everything to make it back across the border, will be followed by a Q&A with the writer/director.

  • Filmmaker Saul Levine will screen and discuss his avant-garde experimental approach to small-gauge 8mm film and video making. He has inspired generations of upcoming young filmmakers as a professor advocate at MassArt Boston and lectures widely, most recently receiving the Stan Brakhage Vision Award at the Denver International Film Festival.

    “The foremost dissenting filmmaker in America.” —P. Adams Sitney

    FILMS: The Big Stick/An Old...

  • For more than a century—dating as far back as 1907, when the first German-language film publications were first established—Filmkritik (criticism, historiography, all manner of cultural discourse on cinema) has been a prized form of expression, a thriving intellectual, journalistic, and professional enterprise.

    Highlighting the transatlantic dimension of film criticism, Dartmouth College will host a group of highly respected scholars, archivists, curators, print and online...