Jeffrey Ruoff

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

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.

Professor Jeffrey Ruoff at EPOS International Festival of Art Films

As a juror of the Israeli film competition, Jeffrey Ruoff was invited to the 6th EPOS International Festival of Art Films at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art in Israel from March 11-14, 2015.  (Ruoff's documentary Still Moving: Pilobolus at Forty was shown at EPOS in 2013).  Together with fellow jurors from the Louvre Museum and Tel Aviv University, Ruoff watched a selection of 6 Israeli films, about experimental theater companies, graphic novelists, pop music, as well as performance artists addressing the Holocaust, among other topics.  

Bred to Herd

A film by Emma Moley, Cameron Smith, and Rhiannon Saucedo for FS30 Documentary Videomaking, Fall 2014.

Students work in groups of three to produce 10-minute documentaries about subjects and people in the Upper Valley Region of Vermont and New Hampshire.