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Lalitha Gopalan – “Archive to Gallery”
Dr. Lalitha Gopalan is an Associate Professor at the University of Texas at Austin, Department of Radio, Television, & Film.
Wednesday, September 27th @ 12:00 – 1:00 PM, 248 N. 3rd St., Media 2 – Downtown Arts Campus
“At stake in this presentation is the very act of writing on ‘expanded cinema.’ Provoked by Gene Youngblood’s canonical offering on the fluid state of media as it moved out of the exclusive domain of celluloid to a range of practices that include video, computer, architecture and so on, Prof. Gopalan will be looking at practices in various locations across India that exhibit a similar movement out of the movie theater. It is one matter to identify the practice of expanded cinema but it’s quite a different matter, perhaps more challenging, to translate those practices into a form that is attentive to the works. How to approach a film, when to leave a video, and how to meander through a gallery space are some of the pathways adopted in this presentation, modes of exploration that return to the act of writing.”
Free and open to the public.
Prof. Pardis Dabashi
Wednesday, November 1 @ 12:00 – 1:00 PM, 248 N. 3rd St., Media 2 (121) – Downtown Arts Campus
Assistant Prof. Pardis Dabashi from Bryn Mawr will be giving a talk as part of the FAMS Speaker Series on her upcoming book: Losing the Plot: Film and Feeling in the Modern Novel (Chicago, 2023). All are welcome. Details to follow.
Wednesday, November 8th @ 12:00 – 1:00 PM, 248 N. 3rd St., Media 2 – Downtown Arts Campus
Assistant Prof. Kartik Nair from Temple University will be giving a talk as part of the FAMS Speaker Series on his forthcoming book: Seeing Things: Spectral Materialities of Bombay Horror (UC Press, 2024). All are welcome.
Wednesday, October 4th @ 6:00 – 9:00 PM, 248 N. 3rd St. – Downtown Arts Campus
See what is new on the Arts Campus and join us for an evening of games. Visitors will get the opportunity to explore the new Immersive Arts Lab facilities and experience a selection of VR, PC/console games, and tabletop games. We also invite attendees to bring along their own favorite games!
Shuttle service is available. Refreshments will be provided. All are welcome.
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Lafayette Arts’ Art & Technology Grant In Partnership with FAMS & Theater
Tuesday October 24th @ 7:00 – 9:00 PM, Buck Hall 219 N. 3rd St., Landis Cinema – Downtown Arts Campus
Please join the FAMS department in welcoming filmmaker Miryam Charles to campus for a screening of her celebrated debut feature, Cette Maison (This House). Miryam will join us for a post-screening conversation, moderated by Ingrid Raphaël and Drew Swedberg.
The event is free to attend and open to the public.
Cette Maison – Dir. Miryam Charles, 75 min, 2022
Shot on dreamy 16 mm, the stunning debut feature from Haitian-Canadian filmmaker Miryam Charles resurrects a tragedy that occurred within her own family—the unresolved death of her cousin—to weave a ghostly and gorgeous reflection on memory, grief, and what could have been. In Bridgeport, Connecticut, a teenage girl is found hanged in her room. While everything points to suicide, the autopsy report reveals something else. Ten years later, the director examines the causes and consequences of this unsolved crime. Like an imagined biography, Cette Maison explores the relationship between the security of home and the violence that can jeopardize it.
From Haitian descent, Miryam Charles is a director, producer and cinematographer living in Montreal. Her films have been presented in various festivals internationally. Cette maison, her debut feature film, had its world premiere at Berlinale Forum 2022 and has been screened at festivals worldwide, winning awards at Indie Lisboa, Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival, Montréal Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, and Indie Memphis. Her ongoing work explores themes related to exile and the legacies of colonization. Her second feature-length fiction film La marabout is currently in production.
FAMS & R.K. Laros Foundation
Wednesday October 25th @ 7:00 – 9:00 PM, Buck Hall 219 N. 3rd St., Landis Cinema – Downtown Arts Campus
Please join the FAMS department in welcoming filmmaker Miryam Charles to campus for a screening of seven of her short films, shot on 16 mm between 2015 and 2023. Miryam will join us for a post-screening conversation, moderated by Ingrid Raphaël and Drew Swedberg.
This event is free and open to the public
FAMS & R.K. Laros Foundation
Tuesday October 31st @ 8:00-9:30 PM, Buck Hall 219 N. 3rd St., Landis Cinema – Downtown Arts Campus
Come join the fun on Halloween Night with the screening of Rocky Horror Picture Show! Bags of interactive props will be provided while supplies last.
Sponsored by: Office of Intercultural Development, Film and Media Studies, Theater, Performance Series, Marquis Players, OUT
LGBTQIA+ History Month