The Department of Film Studies proudly invites you to the Spring 2018 Student Film Exhibition. Come out this Thursday, May 10 to see the powerful, entertaining and thought-provoking cinematic work of students across our campus. At 7:00pm in Olin 014 we will screen the best documentary and experimental films made this semester.
As always - there will be a reception at 6:30 just outside the auditorium.
The event is free and open to the public.
Professor Morin receives top teaching honor
Our beloved department chair Professor Ross Morin has recently been awarded with the John S. King Memorial teaching award, which is the highest honor in teaching excellence a professor can receive at the college.
We are so proud and thankful for Professor Morin. His never-ending selfless contributions to our department are the reason we have seen so much success recently. To us he is a mentor, fellow filmmaker, professor, and friend. Congratulations Professor Morin. On behalf of the entire department, we are so grateful.
The Film Department Proudly presents "Pornography: Mutation, Resistance, and New Media," a talk by Aster Gilbert!
February 1st, at 4:30pm in Olin 014
Aster Gilbert is a doctoral candidate in the Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies department at the University of Kansas. Her dissertation looks at online communities of pornography fandom and the types of pornography that fans create using remixed pornographic content. Her work is invested in the various ways that pornographic content resists dominant structures of identity while simultaneously being used to reinforce them. Aster studied Film & Video at Columbia College Chicago and received Masters Degrees in WGSS from Roosevelt University and the University of Kansas. Her areas of interest include New Media Studies, Porn Studies, Queer Theory, and Trans Theory. Aster teaches undergraduate courses on Sex, Gender, and New Media as well as LGBTQ Studies.
Event co-sponsored by the LGBTQIA center.
THE ROOM returns to Connecticut College
Oh hai everyone!
Tommy Wiseau's THE ROOM returns to Connecticut College! That's right - The Citizen Kane of Bad Movies is back THIS THURSDAY!
Get ready to laugh, heckle, and jeer at what is possibly the WORST MOVIE EVER MADE. It is the most fun you will ever have at the movies.
The Department of Film Studies invites you to this welcome back event on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 7:00pm in Olin 014. The screening will be preceded by remarks and an introduction to The Room by the worldwide academic expert on the film, Professor Ross Morin. Professor Morin was recently featured in the New London Day for his contribution to propelling the film to cult status .
Costumes, footballs and plastic spoons are welcome!
Fall 2017 Student Film Exhibition
The Department of Film Studies proudly invites you to the Fall 2017 Student Film Exhibition. Come out Tuesday, December 12 to see the powerful, entertaining and thought-provoking cinematic work of students across our campus. At 7:00pm in Olin 014 we will screen the best fiction and experimental films made this semester. As always - there will be a reception at 6:30 just outside the auditorium. The event is free and open to the public and we strongly recommend you arrive early to get a seat as the event has been standing room only for the past two years.
Halloween Party Returns!
It's back!!!!! The Department of Film Studies proudly presents the ever-anticipated Halloween party. On Monday, October 30th at 6:30pm, Olin 014 will transform into a spirited spooky halloween celebration! The party of the semester will kickoff with a costume contest, then move into a screening of the cult classic "A Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddie's Revenge." The screening will be followed by a quesiton & answer session with special guest Jack Sholder, the director of the film!
Jack Sholder is an award winning, internationally recognized filmmaker, known for his works such as "A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddie's Revenge" (1985), "The Hidden" (1987), "Wishmaster 2: Evil Never Dies" (1999), and "Alone in the Dark" (1982) among many others. In addition, Jack has directed episodes of "Vietnam War Stories," "Tales From The Crypt," "Gabriel's Fire," "Pensacola," and "Tremors," as well as the pilot for Richard Donner’s "The Omen" for NBC.
In 2004, Jack founded the Film & Television Production program at Western Carolina University where he was Professor in the School of Stage & Screen and director of the FTP program until 2017. He currently lives in Asheville, NC.
Bring your friends, bring your enemies, bring your scariest costumes, bring your appetite. You don't want to miss this terrifying event. It's going to be a graveyard smash!
A new academic year!
And filmmaking is up and running at Connecticut College! Professor Morin's students in FLM 210, Fundamentals of Motion Picture Production are taking out the cameras for the first time in their college careers. You can feel the excitement as they take their first steps! We can't wait to see the amazing work will they produce during their years here!
Spring 2017 Exhibition
The Department of Film Studies proudly invites you to the Spring 2017 Student Film Exhibition. Come out on Thursday night to see the powerful, entertaining and thought-provoking cinematic work of students across our campus. If you've been considering attending in the past, come Thursday to see one of strongest programs of student films ever to screen at the college.
On Thursday, May 11 at 7:00pm in Olin 014 we will screen the best fiction and documentary films made this semester. As always - there will be a reception at 6:30 just outside the auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.
Nicole Abraham, Jake Barr, Stephen Bennett, Alexandra Bernardo, Alyson Bortone, Amanda Chugg, Morgan Elliot, Jonathan Goodnow, Connor Gowland, Morgan Grant, Lucy Grey, Luca Guo, Josefin Karjel, Charlie King, Charlie Losiewicz, Nicholas Miller, Maggie Newell, Jillian Noyes, Christian Parker, Eddie Paulino, Andie Pratt, Paolo Sanchez, Sam Simonds, Hayley Smith, Christian Vazquez, and Mikayla Waterhouse
National Geographic editor (and alum) Brian Newell
Today Brian Newell (www.bnedits.com) visited the Department of Film Studies to talk about working as an editor in the documentary television industry. After his lecture and discussion he spent the afternoon meeting with students to workshop their films and discuss the importance of editing in storytelling.
A Peculiar Thud premiere
The Department of Film Studies is delighted to announce the Connecticut College premiere of professor Ross Morin's new short horror film, A Peculiar Thud (2016). The work will screen this Friday, Mar 31 at 6:00pm in the Olin auditorium, and be followed by a Q&A with Morin and special guests: editor Brian Newell (CC class of '05), gaffer editor Kyle Clark (CC class of ’14), and, of course, actor David Jaffe (CC class of '77). A Peculiar Thud was funded through Connecticut College grants and backed by donors across the campus via Kickstarter. We hope to see you there to celebrate this exciting event!
It's here already! The Fall 2016 Student Film Exhibition! Come out TOMORROW night to see the powerful, entertaining and thought-provoking cinematic work of your classmates.
On Tuesday, December 13 at 7:00pm in Olin 014 we will screen the best fiction, documentary and experimental films made this semester. As always - there will be a reception at 6:30 just outside the auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.
Films by: Jake Barr, Kell Conley, Aidan Cort, Jonathan Goodnow, Connor Gowland, Luca Guo, Josefin Karjel, Charlie Losiewicz, Peter Miner, Maggie Newell, Jillian Noyes, Eddie Paulino, Andie Pratt, Claraliz Rodriguez, Paolo Sanchez, Sam Simonds, Christian Vazquez
The Department of Film Studies is proud to announce a day-long Afrofuturism Symposium with incredible guests, lectures, discussions, music, and mind-blowing ideas. Our website www.afrofuturismsocialjustice.com has all of the details.
The event will start with a talk by Prof Robin James at 10:30, there will be four student panels from Prof. Reich's two First Year Seminars (2015 and 2016). There will be a library exhibit, live music, a film talk and screening and a workshop on Afrofuturism and political organizing.
Militant Visions book release party
Come out to celebrate the release of Professor Liz Reich's book, "Militant Visions: Black Soldiers, Internationalism and the Transformation of American Cinema" with the Department of Film Studies.
Professor Reich will be reading from the book, and doing a q&a discussion.
Congratulations to Professor Reich!
A Wheel out of Kilter premiere
The Department of Film Studies is delighted to announce the Connecticut College premiere of professor Ross Morin’s award-winning feature film, A Wheel out of Kilter. The work will be screening on Sep 9 at 7:00 in the Olin auditorium, and followed by a Q&A with professor Morin and special guests: cinematographer Matthew Herbertz (DePauw University) and assistant editor Kyle Clark (CC alum class of ’14). The event will kick off with a reception in the Olin lobby at 6:00pm.
A Wheel out of Kilter is truly a Connecticut College film. It was shot and edited over four years by Ross Morin (himself an alum of the College). It was edited by Brian Newell (CC alum class of ’05). A Research Matters grant allowed for Kyle Clark to serve as the assistant editor over the summer in 2013. The film was made possible through RF Johnson, Hodgkins, and Enders grants from the College. We hope to see you there to celebrate this exciting event!
A pizza party, a talk, and a zen-horror-mountain biking film
Love movies? Of course you do! Film Studies is having a Welcome (and Welcome Back) Pizza Party for any and all students interested or already studying FILM at Connecticut College. It’s a great opportunity to meet the Film Studies community at the college, connect with the faculty of the department, and to celebrate a new year together.
Professor Ross Morin will be speaking at the party about his feature film, A Wheel out of Kilter (which will be screening the following night at 7:00pm in Olin – you won’t want to miss that either). Professor Morin will discuss the art of writing, directing, editing and distributing an independent feature length horror film.
Visiting cinematographer and workshop
Visiting cinematographer and filmmaker, professor Matt Herbertz, came to Connecticut College to do an evening-long cinematography workshop with students. Quite the crowd showed up to learn everything from the basics of gels and diffusion to three-dimensional choreography of actors and camera.
Spring 2016 Student Film Exhibition
It's the Spring 2016 Student Film Exhibition! Another incredible lineup of films and standing-room-only turnout. Congrats, students!
Hands on the Freedom Plow talk and book signing
Please join us as we kick off the Fran and Ray Stark Foundation Distinguished Artist Residency with Judy Richardson's first event today.
She'll be bringing in a former SNCC leader, producers of Eyes on the Prize and co-editor of Hands on the Freedom Plow, today at 4:30 pm in Blaustein 210.
Judy and three of the other contributors to Hands - which tells the stories of more than fifty female civil rights activists - Dottie Zellner, Betty Robinson and Muriel Tillinghast, will be speaking about their experiences in the Movement and will take questions afterwards.
Books will be available for purchase and refreshments will be served.
Distinguished Guest Residency Welcome Reception
This year's Fran and Ray Stark Foundation Distinguished Artist is filmmaker, producer, writer, and activist, Judy Richardson. She will be screening films, giving talks, mentoring students, guest lecturing, and holding open office hours for anyone to meet her and talk about film, race, gender, and the film and tv industry. Her month-long residency is going to be amazing. Please join us in welcoming her at the reception this Tuesday. See you there!
The Spook Who Sat By The Door
The Film Studies Department invites you to come to a two-part film event on a revolutionary 1973 film, supressed by the U.S. government for over thirty years: The Spook Who Sat by the Door (dir. Ivan Dixon, based on the book by Sam Greenlee).
On Wednesday, Feb 3 at 4:30-7:00pm, Assistant Professor Liz Reich (Film Studies) will screen The Spook Who Sat by the Door and give a talk on revolutionary black performance drawn from her forthcoming book.
The following week on Feb 10, also at 4:30-7pm, Associate Professor Christine Acham (University of Southern California) will screen her documentary investigating the story of Spook, entitled Infiltrating Hollywood: The Rise and Fall of the Spook Who Sat by the Door. She will run a Q&A following the screening.
Refreshments will be served and both events are being co-sponsored by Africana Studies.