Visiting Filmmaker: Heather Courtney

November 6, 2015
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Award winning Filmmaker Heather Courtney is visiting Janet Parrott's Theatre 5341 Studies in the Documentary class next week, November 12 in Drake room 2060 at 11:10 - 12:30.

GFC Film Reviews - A Provocative History - The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

October 29, 2015
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In the world around us we see many colors. We see the colors of nature which includes such beautiful things as green grass, red flowers, and blue skiesEven with all the beauty represented by color, as a civilization, there has been a long history of one specific divide when it comes to color: the different colors of people. Just as there are many colors of people there are many sides to a story. The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution presents many different colors of a story about one of American history's most misunderstood political groups whose past is often clouded by people's inability to see past the color of a person's skin 

Film Studies Senior Seminar Produces an Issue of Film Matters

October 15, 2015
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Professor Margaret Flinn’s Film Studies senior seminar this past year took an innovative approach to engaging films and other media. Flinn, graduate student teaching apprentices and students collaborated to produce an issue of Film Matters, a journal that includes both standard scholarly articles and short featurettes (book reviews, DVD reviews, interviews, etc.). The journal issue (Volume 6, Number 2) will appear in print this winter.

GFC Film Reviews - Life and Beauty, The Creeping Garden

October 9, 2015
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Tim Grabham and Jasper Sharp’s The Creeping Garden is a very intriguing documentary on an extremely strange, and very unheard of, subject. Going into this film knowing absolutely nothing about slime molds, I found it to be very informative and engaging. I find that some documentaries often face the problem of being too dry and unable to hold my interest for extended periods of time but The Creeping Garden is far from being such a dry documentary.

My Three Lives: An Artist Talk by Agnès Varda

October 6, 2015
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A video talk streamed live from Chicago moderated by Dominique Bluher, lecturer, and director of MA studies in the Department of Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Chicago. Join us October 9th from 8 to 10 pm in Page Hall 010.