Special Screening: Secret Cinema
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 | 4:30pm | Jimenez 0220
The Secret Cinema began in 1992 to expose new audiences to neglected films of all kinds. Film collector and programmer Jay Schwartz brings audiences a whole pantheon of "low-brow" yet fascinating genres: ephemeral genres such as educational, industrial and sponsored films, rare theatrical shorts & cartoons, and a lot more. Jay shows his collection of 16mm films to audiences in his home town of Philadelphia and across the world. Venues have ranged from living rooms to a 1,000-seat theatre, from universities to historic Eastern State Penitentiary and Laurel Hill Cemetery. Titles may include The Story of Bubblegum and The Stranger at our Door, along with other surprises.
Join us for a film program like nothing you've ever seen! With an introduction by Jay Schwartz.
Graduate Colloquium in Film Studies Spring 2013: Orientations in Film Theory: Phenomenology
Course Number: SLLC698D
This spring, we’ll investigate the relation between phenomenology and film, with a special emphasis on the “and” of the equation—meaning, how can we talk about film and philosophy together? How is film constitutive of the very theoretical tools that would be used to analyze it? Can we think about film and philosophy without instrumentalizing one in order to understand the other? How do we put film and phenomenology together in discussion, dialogue, analysis?
2:00-4:00 p.m. in Hornbake Nonprint Media Services Library Room H
February 8: Prof. Eric Zakim will discuss questions about the very (im)possibility of film (and) theory
March 15: Prof. Caroline Eades will present ideas on the relation of the French New Wave to phenomenological thinking
April 12: April 26: Prof. Oliver Gayken will revisit the question of phenomenology and film in the context of Vivian Sobchack’s work
May 3: Prof. Luka Arsenjuk will discuss phenomenology in relation to theoretical orientations that have taken a decisively anti-phenomenological approach (psychoanalysis & Marxism, for instance)
For more information, see the full description here.