Cinema Studies


HaHaHa
HaHaHa

Cinema Studies  Films of Hong Sangsoo 

Moonkyeong decides to move to Canada where he meets Joongsik only to learn they have a rather unusual connection. Directed by Hong Sangsoo

IN OUR DAY
IN OUR DAY

2024  Aging / Gerontology  Asian Studies  Cinema Studies  Cultural Studies  Family Relations  Films of Hong Sangsoo  Narrative Films  Performing Arts 

With his 30th feature film, Hong demonstrates a new level of mastery of his art, using long, deceptively elaborate shots to articulate the simplest of pleasures: an inter-species encounter, the discovery of a new drink, a game of rock paper scissors. Kim and Ki lead an outstanding cast of the most natural of performers. In Our Day is a film to drink of deeply, to share with friends, and afterward, to reflect on what matters most.


THREE MONKEYS [narrative]
THREE MONKEYS [narrative]

2024  Cinema Studies  Narrative Films  Psychology & Psychiatry  Family Relations 

Winner of the Best Director prize at Cannes, Three Monkeys is a moving, visually unforgettable triumph from the Turkish master Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Once Upon a Time in  Anatolia, Thear Tree)

DAUGHTERS OF FIRE
DAUGHTERS OF FIRE

2024  African Studies  Cinema Studies  Cultural Studies 

A new short from acclaimed direcctor Pedro Costa (Horse Money).  Three young sisters are set apart by the eruption of Fogo.

HERE (narrative)
HERE (narrative)

2024  Cinema Studies  Family Relations  Narrative Films  Environmental Studies  Science 

Director Bas Devos offers another Brussels city symphony. With a quiet grace that’s becoming a trademark, he and his team capture both the longing of contemporary urban life and the potential for enchantment that still exists in spaces shared by strangers from different worlds.

BELLA
BELLA

Dance  American Studies  American History  Cinema Studies  Cultural Studies  Directed by Women  Performing Arts  2024 

Bella, is about the life, influence and impact of California-based artist and activist Bella Lewitzky. Designated one of America's Irreplaceable Dance Treasures by the Dance Heritage Coalition Lewitzky’s life demonstrates how a “uniquely Californian” artist with vision and tenacity can change the lives of her fellow citizens.

LAST THINGS
LAST THINGS

Anthropology  Archeology  Cinema Studies  Directed by Women  Environmental Studies  Photography  Physical Science  Science  2024 

Last Things looks at evolution and extinction from the perspective of the rocks and minerals that came before humanity and will outlast us. With scientists and thinkers like Lynn Margulis and  Marcia Bjørnerud as guides, the film seeks a picture of evolution without humans at the center.

RICHLAND
RICHLAND

2024  American History  American Studies  Anthropology  Cultural Studies  Directed by Women  Education  Environmental Studies  Family Relations  Political Science  Sociology  World History  Cinema Studies 

A U.S. nuclear company town stakes its identity on its little-known atomic origin story in this timely examination of the habits of thought that normalize the extraordinary violence of the past.


TYPHOON CLUB (4k restoration)
TYPHOON CLUB (4k restoration)

2023  Asian Studies  Cinema Studies  Media Studies  Narrative Films 

Winner of the Grand Prix at the first Tokyo International Film Festival in 1985, Typhoon Club is widely regarded as the seminal film of director Shinji Somai’s career. A work of raw, elemental power, it follows an ensemble of junior high students in a provincial town, beset by a summer-y malaise as a typhoon looms. The 10th best Japanese film of all time, according to Japan’s Kinema Junpo poll.

P.P. RIDER
P.P. RIDER

2023  Cinema Studies  Asian Studies  Media Studies  Narrative Films 

From acclaimed Japanese filmmaker Shinji Sômai comes an exuberant farce tinted with deep shades of melancholy and real violence, P.P. Rider is an ode to the dreams of youth against authority. Adapted from a comic strip-like scenario by Leonard and Chieko Schrader, it’s a film of unparalleled freedom, and a testament to Somai’s ability to inject his work with the potent marrow of life.

A COMMON SEQUENCE
A COMMON SEQUENCE

2023  Anthropology  Biology  Cinema Studies  Cultural Studies  Directed by Women  Health  Indigenous Studies  Latino Studies  Religion & Spirituality  Science  Sociology  Spanish Language 

Within the human struggle to live and work on a changing planet, questions of value, extraction, and adaptation echo across seemingly disparate worlds. A Common Sequence examines shifts of life and labor through a critically-endangered salamander and plant patents in the apple industry. Weaving the stories of Dominican nuns running a conservation lab, a group of fisherman attempting to live off of a depleting lake, engineers developing AI-driven harvesting machines, and an indigenous biomedical researcher resisting the commodification of human DNA, the film becomes a meditation on the shifting border between the natural and unnatural world, and the dynamics of power at play.

UMBERTO ECO: a library of the world
UMBERTO ECO: a library of the world

2023  Aging / Gerontology  Art History  Cinema Studies  Europe  Literature  World History 

A documentary immersion into all things Umberto Eco, Davide Ferrario’s film takes us on a tour of Eco’s private library, guided by the author himself. Combining new footage with material he shot with Eco in 2015

TRENQUE LAUQUEN (parts 1 and 2)
TRENQUE LAUQUEN (parts 1 and 2)

2023  Cinema Studies  Latino Studies  Biology  Narrative Films  Spanish Language  Directed by Women  LGBTQ 

A selection of the New York Film Festival, director Laura Citarella directs a labyrinthine tale of obsessive pursuit and the quest for personal freedom.

WALK UP
WALK UP

2023  Asian Studies  Cinema Studies  Narrative Films  Films of Hong Sangsoo 

In his ninth film for Hong Sangsoo, Kwon Haehyo plays Byungsoo, a film director who goes with his daughter  to a building owned by an old friend, Hong fills the building spaces with a profusion of everyday details spanning art, love, career, religion, dietary decisions and home renovations.

THE NOVELIST'S FILM
THE NOVELIST'S FILM

2023  Cinema Studies  Asian Studies  Narrative Films  Films of Hong Sangsoo 

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Berlin Film Festival. For his 27th feature, Hong Sangsoo holds a mirror up to his own artistic process and asks what exactly it is we’re looking for from a work of art. 

HUMAN FLOWERS OF FLESH
HUMAN FLOWERS OF FLESH

2023  Cinema Studies  Cultural Studies  Europe  Narrative Films  Directed by Women 

The film follows Ida, who, after a stirring encounter with the French Foreign Legion, sets sail with her own corps of five men, none of whom speak the same language, to trace the route of this fabled troop.

DRIFT
DRIFT

2023  Directed by Women  Cinema Studies  Narrative Films 

In her dynamic and entrancing directorial debut, Helena Wittmann takes us on a transatlantic voyage unlike any other, scrambling our senses and inviting us to surrender to the ocean's ever-undulating surface.

THE STRANGE LITTLE CAT
THE STRANGE LITTLE CAT

2023  Cinema Studies  Family Relations  Narrative Films  Sociology 

 The Strange Little Cat assembles seemingly unspectacular details into an exciting choreography of everyday life, a carefully staged chain reaction of actions and conversations, turning an apartment into a universe.

GEOGRAPHIES OF SOLITUDE
GEOGRAPHIES OF SOLITUDE

2022  Anthropology  Cinema Studies  Directed by Women  Environmental Studies  Sociology  Photography  2023 

Critic's Pick!  One of the most awarded films of 2022, Geographies of Solitude is a playful and reverent collaboration with the natural world filled with arresting images and made with an activist spirit. The film follows Zoe, a naturalist and environmentalist who has lived Sable Island, on a remote sliver of land in the Northwest Atlantic with a rich ecosystem, for over 40 years.

SANSON AND ME
SANSON AND ME

2023  Cinema Studies  Education  Family Relations  Immigration  Latino Studies  Sociology  Criminal & Law  Political Science 

A vibrant portrait of a friendship navigating immigration and the depths of the criminal justice system and pushing the boundaries of cinematic imagination to rescue a young migrant's story from oblivion.

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