Cannes International Film Festival and L.A. Intensive Student Programs
Presentation by Michael Bremer of The American Pavilion
Don't miss this opportunity to meet Michael Bremer and learn about The American Pavilion Worldwide Student Program at the Cannes International Film Festival, the Emerging Filmmaker Showcase at Cannes, and the L.A. Intensive. [More...]
2016 Tournées Film Festival: Jean-Luc Godard's Pierrot le fou
The UMass programs in Comparative Literature, French, and the Interdepartmental Program in Film Studies are pleased to announce and invite you to our weekly public screenings in the Fall 2016 Tournées Film Festival. [More...]
Black Radical Cinema at Amherst College and Smith College
"Black Radical Imagination"
"Parallel Worlds" will take place on Tuesday, November 1st in Amherst College's Keefe Campus Center at 7 pm. The screening features five films by filmmaker Ephraim Asili that explore the artist's relationship to the African diaspora. These films are Points on a Space Age, Forged Ways, American Hunger, Many Thousands Gone, and Kindah. The screening will be followed by a conversation with Ephraim Asili.
"Black Radical Imagination" will take place on Wednesday, November 2nd in Smith College's Weinstein Auditorium at 7 pm. The screening features short films by Black artists reinventing the medium and reimagining the world. The screening will be followed by a conversation with co-curator Amir George and filmmakers Ephraim Asili and Ja'Tovia Gary.
Correspondences: An Evening of Cinematic Epistles, Odes, and Documents
with Filmmaker Joel Schlemowitz Appearing in Person
Tuesday, 9/27, 7:00pm
Joel Schlemowitz is an experimental filmmaker based in Brooklyn who works in 16mm film, shadowplay and stereographic media. His films evoke a conciseness emulating the poem’s heightened state of experience, an undercurrent of droll humor, a preoccupation with the tactile nature of the filmic image, and an eye toward the 19th century. [More...]
German Film Series Spring 2016
Thursdays at 4:00 and 7:30 pm
Presented by the German Department at Amherst College, the German Film Series presents films in German with English subtitles.
September 15: Der Himmel über Berlin (Wings of Desire, Wim Wenders, 1987; 128 min.): This acclaimed, exhilarating film about Berlin before the fall of the Wall features the lonely angel Damiel (Bruno Ganz) roaming the city streets to provide comfort to mortals in need. When he falls in love with a beautiful trapeze artist (Solveig Dommartin), he is faced with a difficult decision: Give up love? Or lose his eternal wings forever? A magnificent film of sublime beauty and optimism.
October 6: Der schöne Tag (One Fine Day, Thomas Arslan, 2001; 73 min.): Young Turkish German actress Deniz (Serpil Turhan) is thrown into a crisis after a break-up with her boyfriend. Is it still possible to find romance and fulfillment in today’s Berlin? Will everything change for the better when she meets Diego (Bilge Bingül), a charismatic stranger?
October 20: Pina (Wim Wenders, 2011; 103 min.): Stunningly beautiful, multi-layered documentary, conceived as a poetic homage to the creative legacy of famed German Tanztheater pioneer, Pina Bausch (1940-2009), featuring excerpts from many of her ground-breaking dance pieces.
November 10: Vergiss mein Ich (Lose my Self, Jan Schomburg, 2013; 93 min.): How do you cope when all of a sudden you suffer from “retrograde amnesia” – loss of your personal memories? Successful academic Lena (Maria Schrader) confronts the challenge of retrieving her disappearing self, even as a new sense of self emerges.
December 1: Phoenix (Christian Petzold, 2014; 98 min.): Gripping drama set in Germany in 1945: facial surgery has altered the appearance of holocaust survivor Nelly (Nina Hoss in a stunning performance), who sets out to confront her former husband, who may have betrayed her and now presumes her dead. A complex cat-and-mouse-game ensues, with many surprising and disturbing twists and turns.
Amherst Cinema Student Ambassadors Meeting
Friday, 9/30, 12:30pm
Interested in getting more involved with your local cinema? Come to this meeting to find out how!
The Cinema is looking for students interested in volunteering in exchange for resume-building real-world experiences such as marketing arts events, navigating the challenges of a nonprofit arts organization, and event coordination. In exchange for volunteer hours students can earn the following:
- Invitations to private receptions with filmmakers + special guests
Refreshments provided by Black Sheep Cafe!
Contact: Noelle Serafino