Tag: film

Great Scott! It’s Back to the Future Day

Great Scott! It’s Back to the Future Day

October 21, 2015

In the movie Back to the Future Part II, “Doc” Emmett Brown convinces Marty McFly to travel 30 years into the future from 1985, arriving on October 21, 2015. We take a look at some of the movie’s technological and cultural predictions for 2015 and see how they stack up with the present day, and find out what the University is doing to help make the future a reality.

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Beals give $2M to Eastman for film music study

Beals give $2M to Eastman for film music study

September 2, 2015

[Jeff] Beal and his wife Joan, a singer and ’84 graduate of Eastman, gave the 21st-century art of soundtracks one more big push Tuesday.

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Annual Gollin Film Festival showcases student films

Annual Gollin Film Festival showcases student films

May 5, 2015

Aches, a stop-motion animation film by film and media studies major Brynn Wilkins, ’15 took the top prize in the 10th annual Gollin Film Festival, sponsored by the Film and Media Studies Program.

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<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.

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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.

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‘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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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