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Professor Nico Baumbach Receives Columbia University Alliance Program Grant 2021
March 24, 2021

The symposium, which is the second part of an earlier Alliance Program held in 2019 on Expanded Documentary, Baumbach and Michalet investigate a range of resistant and critical practices from conceptual art installations and found-footage montage to digital documentary films and queer post-cinema.

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Alumnus William Plotnick '20 Co-Programs Sessão Cinelimite Virtual Film Program
March 18, 2021

The Cinelimite session presented three 1968 films that explore military dictatorship from the perspective of the intellectual middle class, which had to contend with the unlikelihood of a popular revolution as well as an increased estrangement from the people at large.

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2021 Kit Noir Film Festival Kicks Off with Anthony Mann's 'Border Incident'
March 16, 2021

Border Incident (1949), the first programmed film of this year’s festival series, is set at the California border and follows two INS operatives, one Mexican and one American, who investigate a human smuggling ring.

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Alumnus Peter Labuza '14 Wins Best Dissertation at SCMS Awards
March 10, 2021

While film and legal historians have examined how judicial decisions and regulatory measures shaped the film and television industry, “When A Handshake Meant Something” examines how a new set of legal professionals molded its organizational structure and the cultural discourse around its relationship to art during the 1950s and 1960s.

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"A Beginner's Guide to National Cinema Theory," Written by Alumna Alexandra James '18, Named Film Inquiry's Best Article of the Year
January 26, 2021

“A Beginner’s Guide to National Cinema Theory,” written by Film alumna Alexandra James ’18, was named Film Inquiry’s Best Article of the Year.

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Student Madeleine Collier Among International Film Festival Rotterdam's 2021 Young Film Critics
January 22, 2021

Film and Media Studies student Madeleine Collier is among International Film Festival Rotterdam’s 2021 Young Film Critics.

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Professor Richard Peña Co-curated Free Video-on-Demand Platform
December 11, 2020

Peña said, “with the uptick of production has come a loss of meaning for the term.

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Professor Annette Insdorf Interviews Writer-Director Aaron Sorkin for 'Reel Pieces'
November 24, 2020

Opening the event, Insdorf shared her excitement at having the opportunity to finally interview Sorkin: “I’m being quite honest when I say that Aaron Sorkin is one of the people who I have most wanted to interview, especially with the 92nd Street Y audience.

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Alumnus Directed Film Screened at La Plata International Independent Film Festival
November 11, 2020

An alumnus directed film had its Latin American premiere at the La Plata International Independent Film Festival FestiFreak, October 17-19.

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Professor Annette Insdorf Receives 92nd Street Y's 2020 Extraordinary Women Award
November 4, 2020

Insdorf is the author of Francois Truffaut, Indelible Shadows: Film and Holocaust, Double Lives, Second Chances: The Cinema of Krzysztof Kieslowski, Philip Kaufman, Intimations: The Cinema of Wojciech Has, and Cinematic Overtures: How to Read Opening Scenes.

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