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Socialism on Film (SOF). Reviewed by Emmett Williams

Socialism on Film (SOF) is a remarkable project, detailing the history of the most important political, philosophical, and economic movement of the last one hundred and fifty years, and its reflection on the cinema. An undertaking quite clearly years in … Continue reading

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A Dog’s Purpose (2017). Reviewed by Ariana Aboulafia

Making A Dog’s Purpose into a movie probably sounded like a really good idea on paper. After all, the novel (originally written by W. Bruce Cameron in 2010) was a #1 New York Times bestseller, selling over 2.5 million copies … Continue reading

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CFP: Cinema De-Centered

Presented by: Cinema Studies Graduate Student Association, San Francisco State University Dates: October 19 + 20, 2017 Keynote Speaker: Stephanie Boluk & Patrick LeMieux Contact Email: CSGSA@mail.sfsu.edu As the primary mode of experiencing moving images has drifted from the silver … Continue reading

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Introducing the 2017 Masoud Yazdani Award Judges

Judging for the 2017 Masoud Yazdani Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Film Scholarship is now underway thanks to the hard work of the following volunteer judges: Kelli Fuery is assistant professor of Film and Media Studies at Chapman University’s Lawrence … Continue reading

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Forbes Announces Second Annual Under 30 Short Film Festival

Forbes announced today its second annual Under 30 Short Film Festival, a short film competition for filmmakers, under the age of 30, who are innovating and using a variety of techniques to accomplish a range of missions, from entertainment to advocacy. Submissions … Continue reading

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An Interview with Jinkyu Ahn, Experimental Animator. By Emmett Williams

Jinkyu Ahn is an experimental animator whose work has been featured and won awards around the world, from the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards to Animaze Daze at the Cannes Film Festival in France. Ahn participated in this Film Matters interview … Continue reading

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The Pulitzer at 100

First Run Features is proud to announce the theatrical premiere of The Pulitzer at 100, the latest documentary by Oscar- and Emmy-winning director Kirk Simon. The film opens at the prestigious Lincoln Plaza Cinema on July 21, with other cities … Continue reading

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From “Looking-Into” to “Living-Into”: Theorizing Existentialism in Cinema. By Karan Tripathi

In the early scenes of L’avenir (Things to Come, 2016) we see a French artist resting in peace at a place where he wanted to submerge himself in the music of winds and sea till the eternity. Commenting on the same, Heinz … Continue reading

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Anna Kendrick: Acting Real in Tinseltown. By Luke Batten

Anna Kendrick: Acting Real in Tinseltown by Luke Batten from Liza Palmer   Abstract This first academic piece on Anna Kendrick examines her constructed and individualistic off-screen and on-screen persona, with particular emphasis on the prevailing issues of patriarchy within … Continue reading

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Exploring Film History: An Interview with Dr. Jon Cowans. By Emmett Williams

Jon Cowans is associate professor in the Department of History at Rutgers University–Newark and author of Empire Films and the Crisis of Colonialism, 1946–1959 (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015). Dr. Cowans participated in this Film Matters interview via email in … Continue reading

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