Tag: film

<i>The Poitier Effect</i>: New book by film scholar examines ‘change without change’

The Poitier Effect: New book by film scholar examines ‘change without change’

April 6, 2015

Sir Sidney Poitier became a cultural icon in the 1950s as the first black actor to break racial barriers in film. But as art and art history professor Sharon Willis argues in her new book, his image on screen creates a false sense of equality that continues to appear in the popular media and remains damaging to race relations today.

Continue Reading

Emmy-winning composer Jeff Beal headlines evening of film music

Emmy-winning composer Jeff Beal headlines evening of film music

April 1, 2015

Jeff Beal, one of the most prolific and respected composers for film, television, and the concert hall, returns to his alma mater in April and will headline a concert of film screenings accompanied by live music performed by Eastman and University of Rochester students.

Continue Reading

‘Silents’ Get Sound in Organ and Film Festival

‘Silents’ Get Sound in Organ and Film Festival

October 3, 2014

The art of organ accompaniment to silent film will be explored in an upcoming four-day event that includes screenings of several iconic movies from the early 20th century.

Continue Reading

New book explores awkward moments in film and media

New book explores awkward moments in film and media

May 7, 2014

Films like This is Spinal Tap have built large followings around their use of awkward and cringeworthy comedy. But according to Jason Middleton, assistant professor of English and director of the film and media studies program, the use of staged “awkwardness” extends far beyond the domain of contemporary popular culture and into the earliest days of filmmaking.

Continue Reading

Festival brings student films to the big screen

Festival brings student films to the big screen

May 6, 2014

A diverse group of 19 student films was presented at the University’s 9th annual Gollin Film Festival on Wednesday, May 1, with the top films winning $1,200 in cash prizes.

Continue Reading

Eastman musicians accompany silent film classic

Eastman musicians accompany silent film classic

April 4, 2014

The Passion of Joan of Arc (La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc), produced in France in 1928, is presented by the Film/Music Cluster and the Eastman School’s Humanities and Organ Departments.

Continue Reading

Festival Highlights Student Filmmakers

Festival Highlights Student Filmmakers

May 15, 2013

A diverse group of 12 student films were presented at the 8th annual Gollin Film Festival on May 1, with the top three films winning $1,000 in cash prizes.

Continue Reading

Celebrate International Home Movie Day

Celebrate International Home Movie Day

October 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

Free and open to the public, the event provides an opportunity for communities to experience these personal records of the past and learn how to preserve them for the future.

Continue Reading

Optimization WordPress Plugins & Solutions by W3 EDGE