The Winter-Spring series by C/FS (Le Cinéclub / The Film Society) has just been announced with a total of 10 screening events taking place at Concordia’s VA-114 and deSève cinemas. All films are screened on original vintage 16mm and 35mm formats. Dates and titles can be viewed below but for much more detailed info and impressive poster art please visit: http://www.cineclubfilmsociety.com/ You can also join us Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ Admission for students is $
No stranger to the works of Walter Benjamin, Catherine Russell continued her extensive research into the philosopher’s writings in her presentation “Walter Benjamin, Archiveology, and Critical Film Practice”. Through a close analysis of the structure and content of Morgan Fisher’s experimental film Parenthesis (), Russell theorized how some of Benjamin’s observations can lead to new insights on archival films and express them within the new language spoken in this experimenta
Sponsored by the Urban Studies SIG, Zach Melzer (Concordia University), Dave Colangelo (Ryerson and York University) and Annie Dell’Aria (CUNY) presented their papers during a panel titled, “Making Habits and Breaking Habits: Moving Images in Monuments and Heavily Screened Urban Media Environments.” The three panelists, who discussed their work together previously, addressed and questioned how urban spaces and monuments transform with the increased use of the moving image. Th
Le Cinéclub: The Film Society has recently unveiled it’s winter/spring programming schedule! For many years, this group has delivered some of the most fun and interesting screenings of films from around the world, all of which are gloriously projected on 16mm or 35mm. Le Cinéclub: The Film Society offers rare and unique experiences for every kind of cinema-lover, including a special silent film screening on May 30th, which will take place at a local church with live musical a
“The 4th edition of AmérAsia Montreal Asian Film Festival The AmérAsia film festival will take place between Thursday, October 30 and Sunday, November 2, 2014 at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the Phi Centre, with features and short films from the Philippines, Cambodia, India, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Argentina, Quebec and Canada, as well as masterclass and workshops. For its 4th edition, the festival will go further in exploring alternative and avant-garde Asian con
The Festival de Cannes, held in the south of France every year in May, saw Melanie Lanza and PhD student Antoine Damiens active in very different aspects of the film industry. Melanie was hard at work at the SODEC-sponsored booth in the Film Market, attending to the needs of film professionals and representing the Québec film industry. Meanwhie, Antoine worked as an assistant to the head of the Queer Palm jury, Canadian filmmaker Bruce LaBruce, with their prize ultimately goi
As you probably all know, the 2015 annual conference of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) will be taking place in Montreal. This event is a terrific opportunity for scholars of all levels, as it makes possible for a huge community of thinkers from all parts of the world to be assembled under one roof. Researchers from many different institutions, yes, but also whose work spans the enormous field of study which makes the SCMS what it is today.
This being said, m
Deadline: June 30th Details Below
____________________________________________________________________________ “Digital Voyeurism:” Binge-watching, Streaming, and Individual Screens SCMS (Society of Cinema and Media Studies) Annual Conference, Montreal, March 25-29, 2015 Webcasting of video, television and audio started circa 1993. Inspired by two decades of ever-growing consumption of streamed visual content, as well as by the growing popularity of streaming platforms such
Of course, we must not forgot the most invaluable cinematic institution the Montréal has to offer. The Cinémathèque québécoise has organized a career retrospective of Orson Welles entitled “L’ogre du cinéma,” which runs from March 5th to April 24th. This is an exceptional opportunity to move beyond Citizen Kane (1941) and trace Welles’ career through the various incomplete/recut films and Shakespeare adaptations, in addition to a handful of documentaries, all on 35mm prints..
In 1956, three “crazy Frenchmen” and two kittens crossed the Atlantic Ocean aboard a log raft they built using axes and rope. Christened “L’Égaré II,” the raft traversed the 5,000-kilometer stretch of ocean between Halifax, Nova Scotia to Falmouth, England in 88 days, propelled only by the winds and current. Over 50 years later, the Captain of that voyage, Henri Beaudout, is embarking on a new journey: to see the good ship L’Égaré II rebuilt and put in a museum. This is the s
Labyrinths: Navigating Complexity Across the Humanities Deadline: December 1st. Expanding Cinema: Spatial Dimensions of Film Exhibition, Aesthetics, and Theory Deadline: December 10. Cinema and Television: A Graduate Colloquium Deadline: December 15. Context and Meaning XII: Making and Breaking Identity Deadline: December 3. Labyrinths: Navigating Complexity Across the Humanities Hosted by the English Graduate Student Association McGill University, Montreal, QC February 15-17
There are many analogies between early cinema and what we might call early television. Television’s early international growth mirrored that of early cinema. Like cinema, television was born simultaneously in a number of countries just a few years apart. A breath of utopia animated television, leading artists to try their hand at working in the new medium. One of them was the master of suspense himself, who with his series Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955-1965) took pleasure i