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MacDonald Publishes Conversations with Filmmakers

Visiting Professor of Art History Scott MacDonald recently published a book titled Avant-Doc: Intersections of Documentary and Avant-Garde Cinema.  More ...

F.I.L.M. Series Presents Gasland II Oct. 12

Hamilton’s F.I.L.M. series will present Gasland II, directed by Josh Fox, on Sunday, Oct. 12, at 2 p.m., in the Kirner-Johnson Building’s Bradford Auditorium. Fox will be present and will talk about his film following the screening. The event is free and open to the public.  More ...

Silent film musicians and a benshi with Hamilton's performers
"The Sound of Silent Film" Resonates with Packed House

“The Sound of Silent Film: A Two-Part Benshi Event,” the second 2014 F.I.L.M. Series program, offered a packed house a multi-faceted event featuring a unique musical collaboration between international artists from Japan, France and Canada on Sunday, Sept. 28. The audience, which included numerous local Utica community members, were treated to a world premiere of a Western-style composition with traditional Japanese instruments brought together for the purpose of accompanying Japanese silent movies.  More ...

Fall 2014 F.I.L.M. Series Opens Sept. 21

The fall 2014 F.I.L.M. (Forum on Image and Language in Motion) series opens with J. P. Sniadecki's presentation of his new film The Iron Ministry on Sunday, Sept. 21, at 2 p.m., in Bradford Auditorium in the Kirner-Johnson Building. The screening is free and open to the public.  More ...

Bennett Glace '16
Bennett Glace ’16 Explores ‘Trash’ Cinema

This summer Bennett Glace ’16, the recipient of an Emerson Grant, is examining ‘trash’ cinema with Visiting Professor of Art History Scott MacDonald in their project titled “Another Man’s Treasure: An Exploration of ‘Trash’ Cinema.”  More ...

Mackenzie Leavenworth '15, right, on site in Gournia, Greece, during a 2013 Emerson research expedition with Professor John McEnroe.
26 Students Awarded Emerson Research Grants

Recipients of the 2014 Emerson Summer Grants were recently announced. Created in 1997, the  program was designed to provide students with significant opportunities to work collaboratively with faculty members, researching an area of interest. The recipients, covering a range of topics, are exploring fieldwork, laboratory and library research, and the development of teaching materials. The students will make public presentations of their research throughout the academic year.  More ...

MacDonald Book Lauded by Slant Magazine

"American Ethnographic Film and Personal Documentary: The Cambridge Turn," a book written by Visiting Professor of Art History Scott MacDonald, was ranked #2 in a Slant Magazine article titled “The 10 Best Film-Studies Books of 2013.”  More ...

Scott MacDonald
MacDonald Celebrates Book with Film Programs

Visiting Professor of Art History Scott MacDonald presented two programs of films on Nov. 18 and 19 at the Harvard Film Archive.  More ...

S. Brent Plate
Huffington Post Publishes Plate Essay

“Apocalypse Now and Then: Four Rules for Watching the World End,” an essay written by Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies S. Brent Plate, appeared on The Huffington Post site on July 24. In his article, Plate discusses apocalyptic films both pre- and post-9/11 and assures his readers that “we've had apocalypses for so many years, and will continue to have them."  More ...

MacDonald Publishes Book on Documentary Film

American Ethnographic Film and Personal Documentary: The Cambridge Turn, a book by Visiting Professor of Art History Scott MacDonald, has been published by University of California Press in Berkeley. The publication is the result of a project for which MacDonald received funding from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2012 as an Academy Scholar.  More ...

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