Film & Media Studies

"Yes Men" co-founder Igor Vamos holds Master Class

Professor Mark Williams hosted a masterclass with "Yes Man" Igor Vamos on Mon., April 27.  The Yes Men are a culture jamming activist duo and network of supporters created by Jacques Servin and Igor Vamos. Through actions of tactical media, the Yes Men primarily aim to raise awareness about what they consider problematic social issues.

Noted Film Director Abderrahmane Sissako holds Master Class

Professor Ruoff hosted a Masterclass with film director Abderrahmane Sissako on Mon., April 20. Sissako received the Dartmouth Film Award on Tues., April 21 at 7pm in Loew, following a screening/Q&A of his new film Timbuktu (2014), nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Film.


A Field Guide to the Endangered Experimental Motion Graphics is a 16mm cinema-show-safari through the weirder regions of hand-crafted, camera-free direct animation made by Devon Damonte, visiting artist from Olympia, Washington State. Featuring new works: “Auroroborous,” a projection performance using photograms of snakeskin sheddings plus The Nozzle; and “Stalking the Wild Washi,” a whirlwind AV slide-film tour through the wild kingdom of animal-printed graphic tapes. Also on view is a selection of new film loops, including photograms of beach glass and agates, letterpress-on-film, “The Artifacts of Life” a group film made entirely of once living things stuck directly onto film leaders, and presenting Lustroware Lacecraft, the funcraft for all ages, now in motion!