Free and open to the public, the Futures of Visual Anthropology includes papers, workshops, panels, screenings, and more.
The New York Times is running a nice interactive piece on “how scenes from five of the nine Best Picture nominees were reassembled to promote the films.” Check out Dissecting a Trailer: The Parts of the Film That Make the Cut.
Visiting Filmmakers & Media Artists Series
FEB 20: AMANDA TRAGER AND ERIK MOSKOWITZ
Wednesday 2/20 5:45-8:30 Annenberg Hall Room 3
“Moskowitz/Trager’s conceptual video works inhabit ideas about collectivities and self-determination, featuring characters whose voices have been replaced by dubbed singing. Their newest work will premiere at the 2013 Rotterdam International Film Festival and at the Centre Pompidou in Paris.”
Among the year-end best of 2012 lists that abound are some lists of academic books that librarians found most interesting. Here are a few film and related title, below, from CHOICE REVIEWS Outstanding Academic Titles 2012. If you haven’t seen them already, perhaps some will pique your interest for a little intersession reading.
Some film titles from the year:
Abraham, Adam. When Magoo flew: the rise and fall of animation studio UPA. Wesleyan, 2012. 301p bibl filmography index afp ISBN 9780819569141, $29.95; ISBN 9780819572707 e-book, contact publisher for price Sep’12, 50-0176 amazon
Haltof, Marek. Polish film and the Holocaust: politics and memory. Berghahn Books, 2012. 274p bibl filmography index afp ISBN 9780857453563, $90.00; ISBN 9780857453570 e-book, contact publisher for price Jun’12, 49-5562 amazon
Jenkins, Tricia. The CIA in Hollywood: how the agency shapes film and television. Texas, 2012. 167p bibl index afp On order for library. amazon
Kord, Susanne. Contemporary Hollywood masculinities: gender, genre, and politics, by Susanne Kord and Elisabeth Krimmer. Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. 280p bibl index ISBN 0230338410, $85.00 ISBN 9780230338418, $85.00 Aug’12, 49-6776 amazon
Mehta, Monika. Censorship and sexuality in Bombay cinema. Texas, 2011. 304p bibl index afp On order for library. amazon
Peberdy, Donna. Masculinity and film performance: male angst in contemporary American cinema. Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. 219p bibl filmography index afp ISBN 9780230283787, $80.00 Mar’12, 49-3764 amazon
The Wiley-Blackwell history of American film, ed. by Cynthia Lucia, Roy Grundmann, and Art Simon. Wiley-Blackwell, 2012. 4v bibl index afp ISBN 1405179848, $595.00 ISBN 9781405179843, $595.00 Oct’12, 50-0773 amazon
And a selection of some other titles that could be of interest:
Made to be seen: perspectives on the history of visual anthropology, ed. by Marcus Banks and Jay Ruby. Chicago, 2011. 419p bibl index afp ISBN 9780226036618, $110.00; ISBN 9780226036625 pbk, $35.00 Mar’12, 49-3942
Matson, Wallace. Grand theories and everyday beliefs: science, philosophy, and their histories. Oxford, 2011. 223p bibl index afp ISBN 9780199812691, $35.00 Jun’12, 49-5599
Tate, Carolyn E. Reconsidering Olmec visual culture: the unborn, women, and creation. Texas, 2012. 399p bibl index afp ISBN 9780292728523, $65.00; ISBN 9780292735491e-book, contact publisher for price Aug’12, 49-6971
Leet, Sri Kartini. Reading photography: a sourcebook of critical texts, 1921-2000, [selected] by Sri Kartini Leet; [ed.] by Alison Hill. Lund Humphries, 2011. 372p index ISBN 0853319766, $250.00 ISBN 9780853319764, $250.00 Aug’12, 49-6608
De Villiers, Nicholas. Opacity and the closet: queer tactics in Foucault, Barthes, and Warhol. Minnesota, 2012. 229p bibl index afp ISBN 9780816675708, $75.00; ISBN 9780816675715 pbk, $25.00 Nov’12, 50-1252
Gottschall, Jonathan. The storytelling animal: how stories make us human. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012. 248p bibl index ISBN 9780547391403, $24.00 Sep’12, 50-0062
Colbert, Charles. Haunted visions: spiritualism and American art. Pennsylvania, 2011. 319p bibl index afp ISBN 9780812243253, $49.95 Feb’12, 49-3087
Klein, Mason. The radical camera: New York’s Photo League, 1936-1951, by Mason Klein and Catherine Evans; contributions by Maurice Berger, Michael Lesy, and Anne Wilkes Tucker. Yale/Jewish Museum/Columbus Museum of Art, 2011. 248p bibl index afp ISBN 9780300146875, $50.00 Apr’12, 49-4273
Photographic memory: the album in the age of photography, [ed.] by Verna Posever Curtis. Aperture/Library of Congress, 2012. 287p bibl index ISBN 9781597111317, $75.00 Nov’12, 50-1292
Pinson, Stephen C. Speculating Daguerre: art and enterprise in the work of L. J. M. Daguerre. Chicago, 2012. 313p bibl index afp ISBN 9780226669113, $65.00 Oct’12, 50-0695
Meikle, Graham. Media convergence: networked digital media in everyday life, by Graham Meikle and Sherman Young. Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. 242p bibl index afp ISBN 9780230228931, $85.00; ISBN 9780230228948 pbk, $27.00 Aug’12, 49-6705
Szasz, Ferenc Morton. Atomic comics: cartoonists confront the nuclear world. Nevada, 2012. 179p bibl index afp ISBN 9780874178746, $34.95; ISBN 9780874178791 e-book, contact publisher for price Dec’12, 50-1891
Davis, Andrew. Baggy pants comedy: burlesque and the oral tradition. Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. 288p bibl index ISBN 9780230116795, $90.00 Jul’12, 49-6165
Encyclopedia of creativity, ed. by Mark A. Runco and Steven R. Pritzker. Elsevier/Academic Press, 2011. 2v bibl index ISBN 9780123750396, $400.00 Feb’12, 49-3009
Fitzpatrick, Kathleen. Planned obsolescence: publishing, technology, and the future of the academy. New York University, 2011. 245p bibl index afp ISBN 9780814727874, $75.00; ISBN 9780814727881 pbk, $23.00; ISBN 9780814728963 e-book, contact publisher for price. Apr’12, 49-4188
Some nice photos about the “death” of the medium, captured in lovely large format film.
The University of Pennsylvania Cinema Studies Program and Tiger Strikes Asteroid Gallery are pleased to announce their collaboration on a month-long series of events celebrating the work of documentary filmmaker Ross McElwee. McElwee, whose critically acclaimed movies include Sherman’s March (1985), Time Indefinite (1993) and Bright Leaves (2003) will give a lecture and screen his latest work, Photographic Memory, on November 8th from 5 – 8 p.m. at the University of Pennsylvania, 401 Fisher-Bennett Hall. In related programming, Tiger Strikes Asteroid will present Force Fields, an exhibition curated by Jenny Jaskey and Alexis Granwell, from November 2 – December 15, 2012. The exhibition takes Ross McElwee’s films as a point of departure, bringing together artists for whom documentary plays an important role in their improvisational and process-driven works. The exhibited artists include Tamar Halpern, David Horvitz, and Jenny Perlin. And finally, on December 1, from 7 – 9 p.m. Herb Shellenberger will present a selection of works by local documentary filmmakers, along with performances by the artists Matt Kalasky, J. Makary and Jess Perlitz.
Ross McElwee is best known for his poignant documentaries that capture the relationships he shares with his family and those close to him. From these everyday encounters, McElwee examines broader themes ranging from politics to the passage of time, creating intimate portraits that simultaneously capture life’s biggest issues. Working in the cinema verite tradition, McElwee is a student of the incidental and unscripted moment, using his camera to reveal the profound truths they contain. McElwee is currently Professor in the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University. His film Sherman’s March was winner of Best Documentary at the Sundance FIlm Festival and has been named among the top 20 best documentaries of all time. His latest film, Photographic Memory, premiered at the 2011 Venice Film Festival and is being shown to U.S. audiences for the first time this fall. For more information on Ross McElwee related programming, please contact: alexisgranwell@gmail. com.
Tamar Halpern, David Horvitz, Jenny Perlin
Curated by Alexis Granwell and Jenny Jaskey
November 2 – December 15, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday, November 2, 6-10pm
Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 2pm-6pm and by appointment
(484)-469-0319, tigerstrikesas email@example.com
Ross McElwee’s new film, Photographic Memory, was also reviewed in NYT last week! http://www.nytimes.com/2012/ 10/07/movies/ross-mcelwees- photographic-memory-captures- his-life.html
Over the next five years, according to its “Film Forever” report, 10,000 films will be digitised and loaded online for the public to view on a so-called “BFIPlayer”.
A “panel of experts” will pick the films worthy of being archived — 5,000 will come from the BFI’s own archives, with the other 5,000 being nominated by members of the public. The nomination process will apparently open in 2013.
California Newsreel films have been added to Films on Demand! “The oldest non-profit, social issue documentary film center in the United States, California Newsreel has inspired, educated, and engaged audiences with their cutting-edge, social justice films for nearly 45 years.”
See all 52 California Newsreel Titles here….