Save the Archives Benefit Festival

Saturday, September 28 2019 - Sunday, September 29 2019

Join the Moving Image Society for its second “Save the Archives” benefit festival! Over the course of two days, we will screen 32 films from 11 countries made with “obsolete media” (analog video and celluloid), found footage, and archival films.

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Saturday, September 28 at 7:00pm in Mitchell B91
Sunday, September 29 at 3:00pm in Mitchell B91
Sunday, September 29 at 7:00pm in Union Cinema

Jocelyn Szczepaniak-Gillece to Co-Host Post-Screening Discussion of Wizard of Oz at UCSB

On Saturday, October 5th, UWM Film Studies Professor Jocelyn Szczepaniak-Gillece will co-host a post-screening discussion of the special effects of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ at the University of California-Santa Barbara.

Professor Bhaskar Sarkar Lectures on “Cosmoplastics, or, Bollywood’s Global Gesture”

Friday, October 11 2019 3:30 pm

Curtin Hall 368

“The World of South Asia” lecture series welcomes Professor Bhaskar Sarkar (UC-Santa Barbara) who will deliver the talk entitled “Cosmoplastics, or, Bollywood’s Global Gesture”

Indian cinema, more specifically the Bombay-based Hindi cinema industry, is now widely referred to as Bollywood. What work has this portmanteau term been doing as the industry has “gone global”? Drawing on salient aspects of Bombay cinema’s industrial reorganization and aesthetic modulations, this talk will seek to develop a theory of cosmoplastics as the art of forging worlds from shifting relations and local perspectives. At stake is 1) an understanding of the political domain that is shaped by the sheer plasticity of cinema, and 2) the recognition of “the global” as always locally grounded, always multiple.

Gilberto Blasini Appointed to Board of SCMS

Gilberto Blasini has been appointed to the board of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS), the leading scholarly organization in the United States dedicated to promoting a broad understanding of film, television, and related media through research and… Read More

Tami Williams Appointed to Board of WFHI

Tami Williams has been appointed to the board of the Women and Film History International (WFHI), a clearinghouse for the scholarly study of all periods of women’s film history worldwide. Through her duties on the board, she will be contributing… Read More