Rotating Programming Series
experimental film, video and digital art & documentary; works that explore new and underrepresented forms of identification and sociality. This year's guest curator is Cole Akers, Ph.D. student, Program in Visual Studies.
CINEMA & DIASPORA
film, video, and digital works that explore the diffusion and
transformation of cultural practices, creative expression, and beliefs within diasporic communities (in collaboration with local community organizations)
CINEMA ACROSS BORDERS
films across the spread of film history that portray
global flows and/or reflect efforts at building "national cinemas" outside the United States, mostly in languages other than English (or multilingual).
whether critically or popularly acclaimed, or perhaps even
ignored at the time of original release, "classic gems" that are essential viewing for anyone wishing to expand their film fluency, or just indulge in a great flick. Overlaps with "Director's Choice," "From the Archives," and "Screenwriter's Choice."
CONVERGENCE TXTS & FX
works that are destined for electronic display - televisual programming, digital works, video art - yet shown on our "big" screens; alternately, films that contemplate or engage with the possibilities of new electronic media.
co-sponsored with Departments of Chicano/Latino Studies &
Spanish & Portuguese, features documentaries and feature films by Latina/o directors that focus on the U.S. Latina/o experience. Our 09-10 series, presented in association with UCI Law School, is devoted to the theme of "Community, Law & Justice."
"minor" films and video works, which, working within or alongside
strands of popular discourse, push the boundaries of genre, memory, and social identification, thereby prompting a critical reassessment and promoting alternative forms of aesthetic pleasure and emotional response.
often programmed in conjunction with a particular class, a
screening and q&a with a major director who selects the film that is shown. Possible overlaps with CINEPHILIA 101 or FROM THE ARCHIVES.
FILM FOR THOUGHT
intensive symposia featuring seminar presentations by, and colloquia with visiting filmmakers in addition to usual Thursday evening screenings and q&a. Films are chosen, and filmmakers are invited to address a range of questions related to contemporary aesthetics, film and memory, film as a medium of sociopolitical transformation, intermedial texts, ethics of media production and exhibition practices, film and science, film and public policy, film and processes of cultural diffusion, translation, and exchange. Selected readings are distributed in advance of events to encourage active dialogue at seminar & q&a sessions.
FROM THE ARCHIVES
Rare and often unique screenings of film prints and videotapes restored, preserved, or retrieved from local library, archive, and studio vaults.
Contemporary works that aim to stimulate thought and
motivate action, through the deployment of comedy, documentary, or a combination of both.
Narrative films chosen for the brilliance of their screenplays, followed by q&a with screenwriters; scheduled in conjunction with the annual Screenwriting Festival sponsored by FMS.
SILENTS WITH SOUND
Each Winter quarter, FVC plans to present a silent feature film with live piano accompaniment. Every effort is made to screen a restored or newly preserved version of the film. A smashing success during 08-09 season.
Since its inception in the 1890s, cinema has flourished as a
multi-faceted artistic medium, often incorporating, referencing, or adapting pre-existing forms, including dance, theater, painting, photography, music, and literature. This series aims to foreground the aesthetic possibilities and directorial and performative talents associated with these collaborations and adaptations.