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Film Studies Program

History | Theory | Production

Film Studies at Michigan State University engage students in the history, theory, and production of world cinema. Our Bachelors of Arts in Film Studies and Minor in Film Studies examine cinema globally across a range of industrial and artisanal contexts, and encourage students to understand cinema as an art, business, and technologyThrough our Minors in Fiction Filmmaking and Documentary Production, students can also develop the practical and the critical skills necessary today in all areas of the creative arts. With this innovative training, our graduates have gone on to a wide range careers that utilize and depend on the moving image: from film production, digital distribution, and film criticism, to arts management, educational programming, and public affairs work.

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Graduating Senior Ryan Cole Wins Prestigious Award

Congratulations to Ryan Cole for winning the 2015 Louis B. Sudler Prize. The pri…

New Publication by Professor Pillai

Professor Swarnavel Pillai has just published Madras Studios: Narrative, Genre…

New Publication by Professor Yumibe

Professor Joshua Yumibe has published, Fantasia of Color in Early Cinema (Amster…

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  • FLM200: Inception
    2015-10-16 20:00:00 2015-10-16 23:59:59 40 FLM200: Inception

    Screening of Chrisopher Nolan's Inception for FLM 200, the MSU Film Collective. Presented by artist-in-residence Carrie Gooch.

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  • Sarah Keller Lecture
    2015-10-19 16:00:00 2015-10-19 19:00:00 40 Sarah Keller Lecture

    "Devils in the Details and Gods in the Machine"

    Cinephilia has long shaped the practice of making and consuming moving images. Not simply a love of cinema, cinephilia denotes an obsessive relationship that is also marked by deep anxieties. Apocalyptic and postapocalyptic narrative films of the past decade such as War of the Worlds (Steven Spielberg, 2005), Snowpiercer (Bong Joon-ho, 2013), and Mad Max: Fury Road (George Miller, 2015) play out the tensions between cinematic love and fear through their use of exquisite landscapes marked by a complicated relationship to technology. In rendering their locations both visually and sonically intense and undeniably postproduction generated, these films serve as a useful case study for thinking through issues related to the intersection of cinephilia and cinephobia.

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  • FLM200: Tabloid
    2015-10-22 20:00:00 2015-10-22 23:59:59 40 FLM200: Tabloid

    Screening of Eroll Morris's Tabloid for FLM 200, the MSU Film Collective. Presented by David Bering-Porter.

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  • FLM200: Losing Ground
    2015-10-29 20:00:00 2015-10-29 23:59:59 40 FLM200: Losing Ground

    Screening of Kathleen Collins's Losing Ground for FLM 200, the MSU Film Collective. Presented by Yomaira Figuera.

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  • Broad Underground Screening
    2015-10-30 19:00:00 2015-10-30 22:00:00 40 Broad Underground Screening

    Computer and Digital, Sound Art, Contemporary

    Presented by Lyn Goeringer

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