Cinema Studies


PATIENCE (AFTER SEBALD)
PATIENCE (AFTER SEBALD)

Literature  Cinema Studies  Europe  World History  2012 

A richly textured essay film on landscape, art, history, life and loss, Patience (After Sebald) offers a unique exploration of the work and influence of internationally acclaimed writer W.G. Sebald (1944-2001), author of "The Emigrants," "Austerlitz" and "The Rings of Saturn." Featuring contributions from major writers, artists and thinkers, this is the first film on this important writer.

THE TURIN HORSE (narrative)
THE TURIN HORSE (narrative)

Narrative Films  Cinema Studies  2012 

Widely considered one of the most important filmmakers in world cinema, Béla Tarr is the director of such revered films as Satantango and Werckmeister Harmonies. The Turin Horse, which Tarr has said will be his last film, is a breathtaking masterpiece that uses an obsucre Nietzsche anecdote to tell a story about human dignity and survival.

ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA (narrative)
ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA (narrative)

Narrative Films  Cinema Studies  2012 

Winner of the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival - and one of the best reviewed films of the year - Once Upon a Time in Anatolia is the new film from the celebrated director of Distant and Climates. Stunningly photographed, the film follows a murder investigation into the Anatolian countryside that rattles the investigators' own beliefs and truths.

BROOKLYN BOHEME
BROOKLYN BOHEME

African-American Studies  Performing Arts  Cinema Studies  Urban Studies  New York City  2012  Directed by Women 

In this inspiring documentary, filmmaker Nelson George explores a singular neighborhood in Brooklyn that gave rise to an African-American arts movement in the late 20th century as vibrant as the Harlem Renaissance. Through interviews with Spike Lee, Chris Rock, Lisa Jones Chapman, Branford Marsalis, Lorna Simpson, and many others, Brooklyn Boheme celebrates the rise of a new kind of African-American artist.

NE CHANGE RIEN (CHANGE NOTHING)
NE CHANGE RIEN (CHANGE NOTHING)

Music  Cinema Studies  Performing Arts  2011 

A luminous exploration of the creative process from one of the world's most important filmmakers, Pedro Costa's Ne Change Rien is a spare, hypnotic portrait of French chanteuse Jeanne Balibar. Photographed in shimmering black-and-white and featuring a soundtrack of haunting jazz-inflected pop songs.

MARWENCOL
MARWENCOL

Photography  Art History  Psychology & Psychiatry  Health  Cinema Studies  2010 

Winner of multiple awards, Marwencol explores the real and imaginary worlds of Mark Hogancamp, who, as therapy for a vicious attack, built a 1/6th scale WWII-era town in his backyard populated with dolls that enact epic stories of violence, longing and revenge.

WADE IN THE WATER, CHILDREN
WADE IN THE WATER, CHILDREN

2009  Urban Studies  Sociology  Psychology & Psychiatry  Media Studies  Health  Education  Cinema Studies  Anthropology  American Studies  African-American Studies  Directed by Women 

Through a passionate mixture of private videos, uncensored interviews and school-day adventures, the young children of Singleton Charter Middle School, the first school to open in New Orleans after Katrina, have created a revealing portrait of urban youth at the heart of an ongoing American crisis.

24 CITY
24 CITY

Asian Studies  Anthropology  Labor Studies  Cinema Studies  Political Science  2009 

The conversion of a state-owned munitions factory into luxury high-rise apartments allows for an acute appreciation of Socialism's impact on the Chinese people and the complex social changes transforming the country in this masterful new documentary from Jia Zhang-ke.

THE AXE IN THE ATTIC
THE AXE IN THE ATTIC

African-American Studies  Anthropology  American Studies  Political Science  Cinema Studies  Sociology  2008  Directed by Women 

What does it mean to be exiled in your own country? In the aftermath of Katrina, two filmmakers embark on a road trip to meet displaced evacuees. An important American documentary, The Axe in the Attic tackles questions of race, class, and the breakdown of trust between a government and its citizens.

JERUSALEM CUTS
JERUSALEM CUTS

Cinema Studies  Jewish Studies  Islamic Studies  Middle Eastern Studies  Media Studies  Photography  Political Science  2008 

The founding of Israel – specifically the 1948 war for Jerusalem - is seen through the work of two photographers, British and Palestinian, in this compelling documentary that examines how pictures shape the way history is remembered and taught. Includes remarkable photographs that have never been seen before.

THE UNFORESEEN
THE UNFORESEEN

Environmental Studies  Architecture  American Studies  Cinema Studies  Economics  Urban Studies  Political Science  2008  Directed by Women 

An urgent, beautifully crafted examination of urban sprawl and its impact on the environment, The Unforeseen is a critically-acclaimed, award-winning documentary from director Laura Dunn and executive producers Terrence Malick and Robert Redford.

WELCOME TO NOLLYWOOD
WELCOME TO NOLLYWOOD

Cinema Studies  African Studies  Media Studies  Economics  Cultural Studies  2007 

After the U.S. and India, the world's third largest producer of feature films is Nigeria. Welcome to Nollywood explores this burgeoning film industry, from its unique challenges to its diverse array of films that both mirror and comment upon the social ills of the continent.

THE GREAT COMMUNIST BANK ROBBERY
THE GREAT COMMUNIST BANK ROBBERY

Sociology  Political Science  Media Studies  Jewish Studies  Eastern Europe  Criminal & Law  Cinema Studies 

This striking documentary reveals the incredible story behind the greatest bank robbery that ever occurred in a Communist state - a tale of disillusionment, resistance, government propaganda, and Jewish life behind the iron curtain.

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THE INHERITANCE (narrative)

Labor Studies  Europe  Cinema Studies  Business  Narrative Films 

Selected by Time Magazine as one of the ten top films of 2004, Per Fly’s The Inheritance is a powerful and timely drama about a man torn between family and business.

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OYSTER FARMER (narrative)

Narrative Films  Cinema Studies  Directed by Women 

Filmed along Australia’s breathtakingly beautiful Hawkesbury River, Anna Reeves’ deliciously surprising film is a comedy about love, community and freshly shucked oysters.

THE ANIMATED CENTURY
THE ANIMATED CENTURY

Media Studies  Cinema Studies  Animation  Directed by Women 

Animated hosts Professor Edward A. Elderberry and his disciple Horace, introduce clips from 160 films from 26 countries, and discuss the most significant animated films of the past 100 years.

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LOOK OUT HASKELL, IT'S REAL: THE MAKING OF MEDIUM COOL

Cinema Studies 

This video examines the production of Haskell Wexler's classic film, a docu-drama set amidst the street riots at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, and the film's social and aesthetic importance in American cinema.

THE NEW CINEMA OF LATIN AMERICA: THE LONG ROAD
THE NEW CINEMA OF LATIN AMERICA: THE LONG ROAD

Women's Studies  Spanish Language  Latin-American Studies  Cinema Studies 

The Long Road, examines the development of new forms of representation, repression against filmmakers, and the emergence of a new women's cinema.

THE NEW CINEMA OF LATIN AMERICA: CINEMA OF THE HUMBLE
THE NEW CINEMA OF LATIN AMERICA: CINEMA OF THE HUMBLE

Women's Studies  Spanish Language  Latin-American Studies  Cinema Studies 

Explores the movement's origins, traces the evolution of its theoretical and esthetic positions, and focuses on the development of cinema in Cuba and Nicaragua.

SID AT 90
SID AT 90

Aging / Gerontology  Cinema Studies  Jewish Studies  Performing Arts 

Profiles actor, comedian, impersonator and variety performer Sid Raymond, in the process challenging the assumption that celebrity defines success.

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