Colloquium Schedule, Spring 2004

Richard Kern: Portraits of Power and Eros

Thursday, February 26th, 2004

Room 006, Lower Level, Tisch School of the Arts, 4:30 – 6:00pm

Filmmaker and photographer Richard Kern will discuss his role as a central figure in the Cinema of Transgression movement as well as recent print work. Screenings will include X is Y, Submit to Me, The Evil Cameraman and others.

Read the transcript from this event.

Discussion: Film Critics Roundtable

Friday, March 5th, 2004

A forum to discuss current topics in film criticism with Amy Taubin, Contributing Writer, Film Comment; Eugene Hernandez, Editor-in-Chief, Indiewire; Stuart Klawans, Film Critic, The Nation. Moderated by NYU Cinema Studies Professor Robert Sklar.

Screening: Waging Peace

Friday, March 26th, 2004

Directed by Barbara Trent, this documentary chronicles the February 15, 2003, anti-war march in New York and features interviews with prominent leaders of the peace movement. The screening will be followed by a discussion of the impact of activism and continuing strategies.

Guest speaker Stanley Aronowitz, Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for Cultural Studies at CUNY Graduate Center, is a long-time activist and author of numerous books and articles. Co-presented by the Oppositional Media Coalition

Film Curators/Programmers Roundtable

Friday, April 2nd, 2004

A forum to discuss current issues in film exhibition as well as the interplay between art and film realms. Speakers include: Laurence Karidsh, Senior Curator, Department of Film and Media, The Museum of Modern Art; Karen Cooper, Director, Film Forum; Richard Peña, Program Director, Film Society of Lincoln Center [PENDING CONFIRMATION]. Moderated by NYU Cinema Studies PhD Candidate Lucas Hilderbrand.

Screening: Fight Back, Fight AIDS: 15 Years of ACT UP

Friday, April 16, 2004

From debates at the first ACT UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) meeting to demonstrations in New York streets and on the White House lawn, this inspiring documentary presents footage from a decade and a half of ACT UP's impassioned activist tactics.

Introduced by artist and AIDS activist James Wentzy; followed by discussion. Co-presented by the Oppositional Media Coalition

Annette Michelson and Allen Weiss in Conversation.

Friday, April 23rd, 2004

Details forthcoming.

The Theory and Practice of Film Adaptation of Novels

Friday, April 30th, 2004

Speaker: Robert Stam, Professor, NYU Department of Cinema Studies

Professor Stam's presentation will be a condensation of a line he develops in a longer essay which is part of the second volume of the 3-Volume series on literature and film: 1) Stam, Literature through Film: Realism, Magic, and the Art of Adaptation; 2) Stam and Alessandra Raengo, eds., Film and Literature: A Reader; and 3) Stam and Raengo, A Companion to Film and Literature.