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Lights, Camera, Charleston

Posted by: John Bruns | April 27, 2017 | No Comment |

Check out this cool article in CisternYard about Charleston’s place in the history of motion pictures!

Ryan Gosling, at Martin’s Point Plantation, Wadmalaw, SC. From the 2004 film, The Notebook

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The Charleston Civil Rights Film Festival, organized by Jon Hale, Associate Professor of Education, Health and Human Performance and author Benjamin Hedin (In Search of the Movement: The Struggle for Civil Rights Then and Now). The festival kicks off tomorrow night (Thursday, April 20) at the American Theatre with a screening of Scarred Justice: The Orangeburg Massacre, 1968 (dir. Judy Richardson, 2008). From the festival website: “Showcasing shorts, features, and documentaries, the fest explores the long history of the freedom struggle in America. Sited in a city of rare historic significance, the event also engages with the community to promote new forms of activism. Founded in 2017, the fest promises to be an annual fixture of the Lowcountry calendar.” For more information and the full schedule, click here.

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Gius Gargiulo, Professor at Université de Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, will be visiting the College of Charleston. On April 19, he will be giving a lecture entitled “Reframing the Hero in Italian and American Westerns.” Prof. Gargiulo is author of Terrorismes L’Italie et l’Allemagne a l’epreuve des annoys de plo, and Footsophie: Le foot come indentité et fictionnememnt méditatique en Italie et ailleurs. The visit is sponsored by the Nuovo Cinema Italiano Film Festival, the Department of French, Francophone, and Italian Studies, and the College of Charleston. The lecture is at 5pm in RSS 235. It is free and open to the public.

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The African American Studies Program has been hosting a film festival, and tonight is the festival’s third screening, Black Dynamite (Scott Sanders, 2011), a hilarious send-up of 1970s Blaxploitation films. The festival, “When Bruce Lee Meets Bruce Leroy,” is celebrating the cross-cultural exchange of transnational Asian martial arts films and the 1970s Blaxploitation genre. Tonight’s screening is at 6:30 in ECTR 118. The screening is free and open to the public. The next installment will be Akira Kurosawa’s Jidaigeki classic Yojimbo (1961) on April 10.

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The 2017 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, in Durham, NC, is April 6-9 and tickets are now on sale. For anyone familiar with the festival, the trip up to Durham for a long weekend is well worth it. Check out the schedule here.

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The Terrace Charleston Film Festival is here!

Posted by: John Bruns | March 16, 2017 | No Comment |

The 8th Annual Terrace Charleston Film Festival commences tonight, with screenings of two brilliant films, The Zookeeper’s Wife (dir. Niki Caro, 2017) at 8:00pm and I Am Not Your Negro (dir. Raoul Peck, 2017) at 8:15pm. If you want to see both, don’t worry as there will be repeat screenings. Full a full schedule of the festival events/screenings, click here. The festival runs through Sunday, March 19. The Terrace Theatre is located at 1956D Maybank Highway, James Island.

 

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As part of The Visiting Scholar series, the Film Studies Program and the Department of English are co-hosting Timothy Corrigan, Professor of English, Cinema Studies, and History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of numerous texts including The Film Essay: From Montaigne, After Marker (Oxford, 2011), A Cinema Without Walls: Movies and Culture After Vietnam (Rutgers, 1991), and co-author with Patricia White of The Film Experience (Bedford/St. Martin’s), now in its 4th edition. Dr. Corrigan will be giving a talk, entitled “Describing Cinema,” on Monday, March 27 at 5pm in RSS 235. His talk addresses the often overlooked but complicated dynamics of describing scenes, images, sequences can become a wonderfully complicated and rich kind of writing.

The talk is free and open to the public.

Timothy Corrigan

 

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Schedule of Summer 2017 film courses

Posted by: John Bruns | February 22, 2017 | No Comment |

Here’s a tentative list of courses offered this Summer 2017 that will count toward FMST credit. Please check back frequently for updates/changes. Click course title for course desciption (if applicable).

ENGL 390: Studies in Film (Studies in Irish Cinema) ** or ***
Prof. Glenn
6/1 – 6/30 CofC in Ireland 2017: Irish Studies (Study Abroad)
HIST 210.04 ST: Horror Films and 20th Century American History***
Prof. Poole
5/15 – 5/13 MTWTF
8:30am – 12:00pm
MYBK 302
LTRS 270: Studies in Russian Film***
Raisa Gomer
6/1 – 6/30 MTWTF
12:00 – 1:45
ECTR 204
RELS 280.01: Religion and Film***
Doire
5/15 – 5/30 MTWTF
8:30 – 12:00pm
ECTR 219

 

*meets the requirement for Cluster 1: Core Curriculum

** meets the requirement for Cluster 2: World Cinema/World Cultures

*** meets the requirement for Cluster 3: Specialized Topics in Film & Other Media

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Schedule of Fall 2017 film courses

Posted by: John Bruns | February 22, 2017 | No Comment |

Here’s a tentative list of courses offered this Fall 2017 that will count toward FMST credit. Please check back frequently for updates/changes. Click course title for course desciption (if applicable).

ENGL 212.01: Cinema: History & Criticism*
Prof. Glenn
TR 12:15 – 1:30
LCTR B08
ENGL 212.02: Cinema: History & Criticism*
Prof. Glenn
TR 1:40 – 2:55
LCTR B08
ENGL 351: Studies in American Film*
Prof. Glenn
TR 9:25 – 10:40
LCTR B08
ARTH 294: City and Cinema***
Prof. Walker
MW 3:25 – 4:40
SCFA 309
LTGR 270: Studies in German Film (German Cinema in Exile: Film Noir) **
Prof. Nenno
MW 3:25 – 4:40/MW 4:50 – 5:50
ECTR 111
LTIT 270: Introduction to Italian Cinema**
Prof. DeLuca
MW 2:00 – 3:15
LCTR B08
JWST 305: Israeli Cinema**
Prof. Segal
MW 2:00 – 3:15
JCS 210
LTPO: Studies in Brazilian Film**
Prof. Moreira
MW 2:00 – 3:15
LONG 336
RUSS 390: ST: Russian Cinema in the Original** (taught in Russian)
Raisa Gomer
MW 2:00 – 3:15
MYBK 103
ASST 240: Special Topics in Asian Studies: Survey of Bollywood Movies**
Prof. Karambelkar
TR 9:25 – 10:40
BELL 408
CHST 270: Stories of Chinese Youth: Tradition and Culture in Chinese Cinema**
Prof. Jin
MW 1:00 – 3:00
RSS 103
THTR 350: Screenwriting***
Rodney Paul Rogers
TR 9:25 – 10:50
SCFA 221

 

*meets the requirement for Cluster 1: Core Curriculum

** meets the requirement for Cluster 2: World Cinema/World Cultures

*** meets the requirement for Cluster 3: Specialized Topics in Film & Other Media

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Trident Technical College, in association with the South Carolina Film Commission, is hosting a one-day workshop with Martha Pinson, longtime script consultant for Martin Scorsese (on The Aviator, Shutter Island, Hugo), on Saturday, January 28, from 9am to 5pm in the Trident Technical College’s Nursing Auditorium (5000 Rivers Ave., Building 970, North Charleston). The focus of the workshop will be script continuity, an essential aspect of filmmaking, from pre-production to post-production. The event is free and open to the public, but seats are limited so sign up now! For more information and instructions for registration, click here.

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