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Death by Hanging (1968). Reviewed by Film Matters Spring 2017 Editorial Board

Death by Hanging Criterion Blu-ray Review from Liza Palmer Contributors: Lizzie Bankowski, Tayler Camplin, Chandler Mackenzie Comes, Michael Edwards Jr., Kenneth L. Freyer, Bobby Hartman, Claire Kalb, Megan Kiss, Jeremy Meyers, Kimberly Mariah Smallwood, Chamberlain Staub, Stephanie L. Triplett, Emmett Williams, and Kelli Wofford.

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Cinemedia CFP: Cinemas of Distraction

In his 1926 essay “Cult of Distraction,” Siegfried Kracauer drew attention to the recently constructed grand movie theaters of the time, calling them “palaces of distraction” and “shrines to the cultivation of pleasure.”  In such palaces, he wrote, “the stimulations of the senses succeed each other … Continue reading

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Debt in History CFP

Department of English University of Toronto Scarborough, Canada 18-19 May 2018 At a Q&A that followed a Toronto screening of Little Men (2016), a film about two families’ battle over a lease and its impact on the lives of its … Continue reading

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Filmatique Screens Post-Soviet Cinema in April

During the month of April, Filmatique will screen films from a constellation of post-Soviet nations — Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and the Republic of Georgia. These countries have all declared independence in the wake of the disintegration of the former … Continue reading

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Announcing Themed CFP 9.2

Film Matters is officially announcing a themed call for papers — on neglected cinemas and post-global politics — for consideration in issue 9.2 (2018), guest edited by Kelli Fuery and students at Chapman University. The deadline is September 1, 2017.  Undergraduates and … Continue reading

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Introduction: Videographic Essays (Issue 1, 2017). By Allison de Fren & Adam Charles Hart

The utilization of digital technologies and audiovisual materials to present film and media research and analysis is gaining increasing acceptance as an alternative to the written scholarly essay. Whether called the “video essay,” “audiovisual essay,” or “visual essay,” videographic criticism … Continue reading

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Identifying (with) a Murderer: Six Steps Towards Sympathy. By Ciara Wardlow

Identifying (with) a Murderer: Six Steps Towards Sympathy from Ciara Wardlow on Vimeo. Identifying (with) a Murderer: Six Steps Towards Sympathy Ciara Wardlow, Wellesley College Making video essays, I usually follow a certain methodology. I select a film, usually having … Continue reading

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Reversing the Gaze: Empowering the Other in Wes Anderson Films. By Shannon Shikles

Reversing the Gaze: Empowering the “Other” in Wes Anderson Films from Shannon Shikles on Vimeo. Reversing the Gaze: Empowering the Other in Wes Anderson Films Shannon Shikles, Eckerd College This video essay argues for a reevaluation of Wes Anderson’s films … Continue reading

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The Eye Is the Heart: Metropolis and the Kino-Eye. By Sophia Kornitsky

The Eye is the Heart: Metropolis and the Kino-Eye from Sophia Kornitsky on Vimeo. The Eye Is the Heart: Metropolis and the Kino-Eye Sophia Kornitsky, Wellesley College In my audiovisual essay, I want to highlight the often-neglected theoretical significance Metropolis … Continue reading

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Open Call for Undergraduate Videographic Film Scholarship (Issue 2, 2018)

Film Matters is excited to announce the next call for videographic film scholarship by undergraduate students—an initiative managed by Allison de Fren, Adam Hart, Christina Peterson, and Maurizio Viano. For more information about this opportunity, including specific instructions for formatting submissions, please … Continue reading

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