Better Late than Never: French Feature Films of the 1970–80s Address the Occupation and the Shoah
Harn Museum Auditorium
Pedagogy 24 Frames Per Second: Film and Media in the Classroom
University of Florida
Graduate Film Studies Group / FLEX
September 12–October 13
Screening of 12th and Delaware (HBO documentary), with director Rachel Grady moderated by Churchill Roberts, 4:30pm, in Pugh Hall (part of the Reproductive Rights Symposium).
FLEX presents Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me at 8 p.m. at Wooly, 20 N. Main St.
November 4 & 6
Japanese Film Mini-Series, two films by Imamura Yohei, 8 p.m., Reitz Union Auditorium. These events are co-sponsored by Film and Media Studies. For more information, download the event description.
FLEX presents A Band Called Death at 8 p.m. at Wooly, 20 N. Main St.
FLEXfest, the annual Florida Experimental Film/Video Festival, will hold its tenth annual international film festival in downtown Gainesville. For more information, see the FLEX WWW site.
Related Media Arts Events
October 4–November 15
Video Installation by Naomi Fisher, University Gallery. For more information on the installation, download a description.
Dr. Hui-shu Lee (UCLA), “Picturing West Lake,” Harn Eminent Scholar in Art History lecture on Southern Song painting (12-13c) in Huangzhou, China, 6 p.m., Harn Museum auditorium. For more information, view the event poster.
13th annual English Graduate Organization conference “Wish You Were Here: Positions, Interactions, and Environments.” The keynote speaker will be Mathias Nilges (St. Francis Xavier University). For more information, see the conference CFP.
DV China and Social Change
February 2-4, 2011
Co-sponsored by Asian Studies and the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia, The Office of Research, International Center, Harn Museum of Art, and The Friendship Association of Chinese Students and Scholars, with the support of Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, the Center for Film and Media Studies at the University of Florida, and REC Foundation. For more information contact Ying Xiao at email@example.com or 352-392-6539.
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
4:30 pm, Turlington Hall Room 2328
Film Screening of Empty (Dir. Zhao Bing, 2010, 90 min) followed by a Q&A session with the filmmaker. The film tells the life of a farmer in China, De Fu, who has a totally different life than Li Jing, a girl who lives in Beijing. The common thread between them is the desire to find true love. Chinese with English subtitles.
Thursday, February 3, 2011
5:15 pm, Chandler Auditorium, Harn Museum of Art
Film Screening of Floating (Dir. Huang Weikai, 2005, 93 min) followed by a discussion with the filmmaker and a Chinese New Year reception with food and drinks. The film tells the tale of Yang, a singer who makes a living by singing in the underpass of an urban business center in the city of Guangzhou. Chinese with English subtitles.
Friday, February 4, 2011
1:30pm, Pugh Hall 210
- Film screening of Disorder (Dir. HUANG Weikai, 2008, 61 min) and panel discussion with the filmmaker and scholars. The faster Chinese urbanization advances, the stranger peoples’ behaviors and moral standards become. This experimental film combines more than twenty street scenes into a strikingly visual collage. It has been acclaimed as “One of the most mesmerizing films I’ve seen in ages” by Hua Hsu in The Atlantic for its unflinching look at the absurdity and anarchy of urban life in contemporary China. Chinese with English subtitles.
- Film screening of The Fall of the Womenland (Dir. HE Xiaodan, 2009, 46 min.) This special work displays and examines the unique sexual culture of the Mosuo people—a small minority situated in the South-West of China and one of the last remaining matriarchal societies in the world. Without a formal marriage contract, the Mosuo traditionally build relationships based on free love and sexual satisfaction. But can the sexual liberty and power of the Mosuo women survive as modern Chinese society encroaches their ancestral land? Chinese with English subtitles.
Film & Philosophy: How Films Think
- Film & Philosophy: How Films Think Website
- Keynote speakers: Mary Ann Doane and D.N. Rodowick
- Special Session with William Rothman
- Just added: A lecture by Andrew Bujalski and a screening of his 2009 film Beeswax
Organized by the Graduate Film Studies Group. Sponsored by the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere with support from the Yavitz Fund. Co-sponsored by the Digital Assembly
University of Florida
November 5-7, 2010
Deadline for submissions: October 1, 2010
A title card in Jean-Luc Godard’s 1966 film Masculin-Féminin quotes Maurice Merleau-Ponty, stating, “le philosophe et le cinéaste ont en commun une certaine manière d’être, une certaine vue du monde qui est celle d’une generation”—“the philosopher and the director have in common a certain way of being, a certain view of the world, which is that of a generation.” This quote raises several questions: What is the place of philosophy vis-à-vis film? Does the filmmaker dictate the philosophy of a film? To what extent is philosophy made manifest in film? Does film exceed philosophy in expressing or exploring metaphysics, epistemology, and other human concerns? These have been key questions in the study of the moving image throughout the discipline’s history. In The World Viewed: Reflections on the Ontology of Film (1971), Stanley Cavell would propose a philosophy of film as a moving image of skepticism by reworking Cartesian methodological doubt. Recently, scholars have moved from the classical question “What is cinema,” posed by Bazin and Cavell, to new questions: What was cinema and how will the medium shift in the new digital landscape? How will these digital images engage in and with philosophy? Perhaps the moving image is philosophy, regardless of apparatus specificity or authorial intent.
We invite proposals for 15-20 minute presentations that contribute to the growing conversation concerning film's relationship to philosophy. Broad theoretical papers and papers on specific films or filmmakers are welcome. In addition to the questions raised above, possible topics include but are not limited to:
- (How) Does film think?
- How might we conceive of the filmmaker as philosopher?
- How does collaboration impact notions of philosophy (in
film and digital media)?
- How do changes to the apparatus affect film philosophy?
- What is the philosophy of the moving image in the age of digital media?
Please send 250-500 word abstracts and all other inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 1, 2010. Please include a brief biography or CV with your abstract.
Monday, November 23, 4-6 pmA roundtable discussion and clip projections of the film which has been recognized as one of the best documentaries ever made. The film documents the French collaboration, anti-Semitism, but also French resistance, during the WWII.
SPONSORED BY THE CENTER FOR JEWISH STUDIES
Roundtable Participants: Professors Sylvie Blum, Eric Kligerman, Maureen Turim and Brigitte Weltman-Aron.
Refreshments will be served.
The screening of the entire film will be scheduled in the Center for Jewish Studies in the week preceding the event.
Sunday, February 21-Tuesday, February 23
Details coming soon.
(352) 271-4265 or