Past Events

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

Eyewash series presents Lesley Flanigan

Lesley Flanigan is an experimental electronic musician living in New York City. Inspired by the physicality of sound, she builds her own instruments using minimal electronics, microphones and speakers. Performing these instruments alongside traditional instrumentation that often includes her own voice, she creates a kind of physical electronic music that embraces both the transparency and residue of process — sculpting sound from a palette of noise and subtle imperfections. Her work has been presented at venues and festivals internationally, including Sonar (Barcelona), The Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park (Chicago), the Guggenheim Museum (New York), ISSUE Project Room (Brooklyn), The Stone (New York), TransitioMX (Mexico City), CMKY Festival (Boulder), the Roskilde Museum of Contemporary Art (Denmark) and KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin.


Joseph Bernard, a Detroit-based artist schooled in painting, worked exclusively with Super 8mm silent films for ten years beginning in the late 1970s. He made over 100 films during this period before returning to collage painting. This program features a selection from his extensive body of film work, “film-as-film abstractions, non-narrative efforts more closely akin to absolute music.”

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.

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.