Spring 2014 is the semester of the Essay Film!
Save the date: April 4-5, 2014
The Filmmaker's Voice: The Essay Film and the Circulation of Ideas Symposium
Thursday March 13th, 2014 | 4pm | Ulrich Recital Hall (Tawes 1121) | 96 min.
As part of the Semester of the Essay Film, and in preparation for Timothy Corrigan's talk at the Filmmaker's Voice: The Essay Film and the Circulation of Ideas Symposium, The UMD International Film Series presents Lech Majewski's The Mill and the Cross (2011), which dramatizes characters and situations depicted in Pieter Bruegel the Elder's painting The Way to Calvary.
The series is sponsored by the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, the College of Arts and Humanities, the Center for Literature and Comparative Studies, the Department of English, and the Institute for International Programs.
Instructors: Eric Zakim and Luka Arsenjuk
From a situation of relative neglect, the essay film has in recent years been resurrected as one of the most theoretically interesting cinematic genres. Distinct from narrative and documentary filmmaking, and somehow tied to the histories of modern literature and philosophy, the essay film seems to hold a promise for a radically new cinematic treatment of the questions of subjectivity, its thought and relationship to the world, and has been seen by many as offering a whole set of alternative aesthetic operations, through which the exhausted capacities of cinema might (once more) be reinvigorated.
Graduate students interested in Film Studies from any program or department in the College of Arts and Humanities are welcome.
2:00-4:00 p.m. in Hornbake Nonprint Media Services Library Room H
Note: In light of UMD's closure for weather on February 14, a meeting for March 14th has been added
February 14; February 28; March 14; April 4 (attending the Essay Film Symposium); April 18
For more information, see the full description here.