Film Matters is pleased to be working with Cinema Guild (http://www.cinemaguild.com/) to help promote their exciting lineup of films and DVDs. We currently have a few Cinema Guild titles needing to be reviewed. If you are a current instructor of film (graduate student, tenured/tenure-track professor, adjunct, etc.) at an institution of higher education, then this is an applied learning opportunity to consider bringing to your students!
By claiming one of these Cinema Guild DVDs, you are committing to produce a review for a future print issue of Film Matters. The only stipulation is that undergraduate students must be involved in the writing of the review. Creativity, as always, is encouraged! But strategies include: coauthoring with students, making the review a classroom exercise (i.e. each student contributes a paragraph, analyzing a frame or sequence), working with a student film society to secure a review, etc. Once the review has been successfully submitted, instructors may keep the Cinema Guild DVD to use as they see fit.
The Cinema Guild DVDs are (if a title has TAKEN by it, it has already been claimed):
- About Elly (Farhadi, 2009) — TAKEN
- Handmade with Love in France (Bernard, 2014) — TAKEN
- Here Come the Videofreex (Nealon & Raskin, 2015) — TAKEN
- The Princess of France (Piñeiro, 2014) — TAKEN
- She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry (Dore, 2014) — TAKEN
To apply, please email a brief proposal to Liza (futurefilmscholars AT gmail.com), detailing your preferred selection, as well as your name, affiliation, course information, and plans for: (1) how you will incorporate this Cinema Guild product into your classroom; and (2) how you will produce a review of the Cinema Guild product, involving undergraduate authors, to be published in a future print issue of Film Matters.
The DVDs will be awarded on a first come, first served basis. Deadlines for reviews to be submitted to Liza will be January 15, 2017.
Please email Liza with any questions (futurefilmscholars AT gmail.com). Otherwise, we look forward to working with you!