Film Studies at Michigan State University houses an innovative Bachelors of Arts in Film Studies, as well as a Minor in Film Studies, and two filmmaking Minors in Fiction Filmmaking and in Documentary Production. Our curriculum engages students in the history, theory, and production of world cinema. Classes examine the moving image globally across a range of industrial and artisanal contexts, and encourage students to understand cinema as an art, business, and technology. Learning the craft of filmmaking as well as criticism, students develop the creative and critical skills necessary today in all areas of media art. With this 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.
Screening of Running Scared, directed by Wayne Kramer and presented by Lance Conley.B122 Wells Hall false YYYY/MM/DD
Screening of Bedwin Hacker, directed by Nadia El Fani and presented by Prof. Ken Harrow.B122 Wells Hall false YYYY/MM/DD
Screening of Othello, directed by Iqbal Khan and presented by Prof. Jyotsna Singh.B122 Wells Hall false YYYY/MM/DD
A travel film and revisionist western, Dead Man tracks the journey of its protagonist William Blake (mistaken along the way for the dead poet) after he leaves Cleveland, Ohio to take up an accountant job in the frontier town of Machine. Things go awry and he must flee further west with a bullet lodged in his chest and a bounty on his head. Accompanied by the incredible guide Exaybachay, aka Nobody, Blake crosses numerous borders: between civilization and the frontier, between white and Native American culture, and finally between life and death. A mesmerizing vision quest from beginning to end, with its chiaroscuro cinematography and reverberating Neil Young score.
Presented by Prof. Joshua YumibeB122 Wells Hall false YYYY/MM/DD
In Marina de Van's provocative debut feature, a young corporate woman becomes increasingly captivated with her own body following a disfiguring accident. This indelible staple of art-horror extremism is indebted to traditions of surrealist cinema, offering a riveting exploration of the border between the mind-body split.
Presented by Cameron ClarkB122 Wells Hall false YYYY/MM/DD
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