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Some images from the Nuovo Cinema Italiano Film Festival

Just a few images from the Nuovo Cinema Italiano Film Festival opening reception, Thursday, November 7. The festival wrapped up on Sunday, November 10. It was a fabulous four days of films, with a roster of terrific featured guests. Congratulations to Edoardo De Angelis, whose film The Vice of Hope was the Jury Award Winner. See you next year!

Sign up for the next digital filmmaking workshop in Addlestone Library, November 15

If you are interested in getting hands-on training to use start of the art digital filmmaking equipment, sign up now for the 2nd Film Equipment Workshop. The workshop is in Addlestone Library, room 127, from 3-7 pm open Friday, November 15. This is a great opportunity not only to get hands on experience with film equipment, but to become certified by the Film Club and Addlestone Library for future equipment use. The RSVP form is here.

Photos from the February 23rd workshop, courtesy of Colleen Glenn:


The Student Film Club premieres its latest film, Memories

The College of Charleston Student Film Club will be screening the premiere of its film Memories on Wednesday, November 13, at 7pm in Stern Center room 206 (the poster image gives the date for their YouTube premiere, which is Friday, November 15). The screening will be followed by a Q&A. Hope you can join us for this extra special event!

Schedule of Spring 2020 film courses

Here’s a preliminary list of courses offered Spring 2020 that will count toward FMST credit. Please check back frequently for updates/changes. Click highlighted text for course description (if available).

ENGL 212.01
Cinema: History & Criticism*
Dr. Glenn
ENGL 212.02
Cinema: History & Criticism*
Prof. Glenn
ENGL 212.03
Cinema: History & Criticism
Dr. Bruns
TR 12:15 – 1:30
RSS 251

ENGL 212.04
Cinema: History & Criticism
Dr. Bruns
TR 1:40 – 2:55
RSS 251
ENGL 351: Studies in
American Flim*
Dr. Glenn
ENGL 490: Senior Seminar: Lit in Hist
1900-Pres: Literature and Film
of the Vietnam War***
MW 2:00 – 3:15
Dr. Farrell
MYBK 119

LTAR 270
Studies in Arab Cinema**
TR 12:15 – 1:30
Ghassan Nasr
BELL 404
LTGR 270
Transnational German Cinema
MW 2:00 – 3:15
Dr. Tovey
MYBK 222
LTIT 270
Introduction to Italian Cinema**
Dr. De Luca
TR 12:15 – 1:30
BELL 403

THTR 350
Selected Topics in
Communication Production:
Screenwriting I***
Rodney Rogers
MWF 10:00 – 10:50
SCFA 221

THTR 488
Selected Topics in
Lit & Criticism: Screenwriting II***
Rodney Rogers
TR 10:50 – 12:05
SCFA 221

* meets the requirement for Cluster 1 of the FMST minor
** meets the requirement for Cluster 2 of the FMST minor
*** meets the requirement for Cluster 3 of the FMST minor

Film Screening: America Street, by Idrissou Mora-Kpai, Friday, November 1

Join us on Friday, November 1, 7:00 PM at the CofC School of Science and Mathematics Auditorium, 202 Calhoun Street for a screening of the documentary film America Street, directed by Idrissou Mora-Kpai. “On America Street in Charleston’s East Side neighborhood, Joe is the owner of a small corner store, the heart of an old but slowly disappearing black community. Almost half of all African Americans trace their origins back to Charleston, a city that is still haunted by its slave owning past. In the face of the multiple challenges that African Americans face, Joe is determined to stay hopeful and to resist losing his neighborhood to the rising forces of gentrification. My film captures three months during 2015 of Joe’s daily struggles set against the backdrop of racist violence in the city, from the killing of Walter Scott by a police officer to the Emanuel Church massacre by a young white supremacist. I was inspired to make the film when I moved to South Carolina in 2013. I am a West African immigrant and I was, and still am, trying to navigate a country that feels, in many ways, increasingly unwelcoming towards black bodies. Through the character of Joe, my film examines how African Americans feel marginalized in a once predominantly black city like Charleston and how white supremacy is becoming more pervasive and insidious in America.” – Idrissou Mora-Kpai

Digital Filmmaking Workshop, October 25, at Trident Technical College’s North Campus

Trident Technical College will be hosting a Digital Film Production Workshop at their North Campus in North Charleston. Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of Digital Film Production techniques and equipment through discussion, selected video viewing and hands-on demonstration exercises in the Trident Media Arts Production (MAP) facilities. Below you will find a link to the flyer for the workshop with the email to RSVP. Please RSVP as soon as possible if you want to attend. Food and drink will be provided. If you need a ride to the event, please let me know.

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The Portuguese Program presents a screening of Orfeu (dir. Carlos Diegues, 2000)

On Wednesday, October 9, the Portuguese Program is hosting a screening of Orfeu (2000), a film directed by Carlos Diegues that retells the well-known Classical myth of Orpheus and Eurydice (and is based on the play by Brazilian writer Vinicius de Morares). unlike the well known 1959 film by Marcel Camus, Black Orpheus, Diegues’s film is in vibrant color and portrays a Rio de Janeiro that is sophisticated and heterogeneous. It’s a dazzling film with exiting music by the legendary Caetano Veloso, the genius musician/composer behind the “Tropicália” movement of the late 1960s–a movement that’s celebrated the richness, the color of Brazilian culture known so well throughout the world without neglecting the country’s historical and political contexts.

Join us Wednesday, October 9 at 4pm in 129 Science Auditorium in the School of Science and Mathematics Building.

Dr. Dana Renga, Visiting Scholar, to give talk on Italian Television Abroad, Oct. 10 @5:30

The Department of French, Francophone and Italian Studies and the Film Studies Program present Dr. Dana Renga, Associate Professor and Chair in the Department of French and Italian at the Ohio State University. Dr. Renga will give a talk on Thursday, October 10 at 5:30 in ECTR 118 (25 St. Philip St.) on “Italian Television Abroad.” Right now, Italian Television is as exciting as anything we have to offer here in America (and with Stranger Things, Walking DeadTrue Detective, Breaking Bad, and Game of Thrones, among others, that’s saying a lot). And it’s offered here in America (Gomorrah and Suburra: Blood on Rome streaming on Netflix, and My Brilliant Friend, on HBO).

Join us Thursday for an entertaining and informative talk on Italian Television abroad.


The CofC Student Film Club acknowledged on the Discovery Channel

An episode of Discovery Channel’s Expedition Unknown, “Cracking the Secret,” was shot last spring and aired October 2. The episode consisted of the host, Josh Gates, traveling all over the country to find the treasures featured in The Secret, a cryptic book published in the 1980s. While in Charleston, Josh was searching for a treasure that is supposedly hidden underneath White Point Garden. A link to a Post and Courier article on the episode is here.

Then in August, after principle photography was completed, Student Film Club members Noah Goodman, Eli Saliba, and Dan Colella were given the opportunity to assist the show with some reshoots the producers needed. Noah, Eli, and Dan were tasked with reshooting, with equipment borrowed from Addlestone Library’s digital filmmaking lab, exteriors in the rain for a scene in which Josh is talking to a specialist inside his car as he drives around Charleston. Dan Colella says, “it was definitely a great experience helping out with the show and seeing our work on TV.”

Check out the screen grabs of their footage and the episode’s credits: