Film & Media Studies

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."

At the Film & Media Studies Gallery: Sabra

Sabra, a documentary film by Professor Bill Phillips, explores the life and work of Vermont print-maker Sabra Field.  The Gallery Presentation will be open for viewing from 10 AM - 5 PM Monday through Friday, on the 2nd Floor in the Black Family Visual Arts Center.  The show will run through Summer Term.

Tiltfactor Labs "RePlay Health" game explores public health preconceptions

"The role-playing game RePlay Health uses physical challenges to get players to think about how environmental and economic factors, among others, can affect individual health." Read (and hear) more at NHPR

Pop Icon Meets Experimental Film: Katy Perry and Jodie Mack

“The BAM series paired shorter, experimental works in 3D with longer features, so there’s a nice attention to the varying possibilities of the medium,” says Jodie Mack, an assistant professor of film and media studies.

read the full story in Dartmouth Now

Doing Justice to the Subject: Dartmouth Class Documents a Man of Many Parts

An excerpt from an article printed by the Valley News about the student film produced by Film Studies 39 Group Documentary 

"Walt Cunningham, the artistic director of the Dartmouth College Gospel Choir, has the distinction of having been accepted to study as an undergraduate at both Juilliard and West Point, not a combination you see often. He is also the subject of 'Introducing ... Walt Cunningham' , a 30-minute documentary made by Dartmouth College students that premieres this evening at Loew Auditorium.

Jeffrey Ruoff, a professor in the college’s Department of Film and Media Studies, oversaw the making of the documentary as part of his 10-week-long Film39 class. 'Students were very much cast under the spell of Walt', Ruoff said. The question was, Can we do a film that does justice to this guy's amazing story?'" 

Read more here at the Valley News

Introducing…Walt Cunningham!

Don't miss the world premiere of a documentary about Walt Cunningham, director of the Gospel Choir and Dartmouth Idol.

Two free, public screenings at Loew Auditorium in the Black Family Visual Arts CenterFriday, May 29, 6:30pm and 8:30pm. Walt and the student filmmakers will be present for Q&As after each screening.