L-R: Alex Joseph, Hue Magazine; Frederick Wiseman, filmmaker. Photo credit: Jerry Speier.
Legendary Documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman kicked off the 2017 FIT Film and Media Screening Series with his 1980 film, MODEL. The event was a collaboration with Hue Magazine and The Library at FIT for a Love Your Library event.
L-R: Alex Joseph, Hue Magazine; Andrew Lewis, Film, Media and Performing Arts, Frederick Wiseman, filmmaker. Photo credit: Jerry Speier.
Wiseman’s new movie, EX LIBRIS – THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY is currently screening at Film Forum.
DESIGN IS ONE, a documentary by Kathy Brew, will screen next in our screening series on TUES OCT 17, 6:30-8:30pm.
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Shelly Silver’s TOUCH screened as part of the FILM + MEDIA SCREENING SERIES on Tuesday, April 25. It was then followed by a Q&A with Shelly and Film + Media faculty member Jean Amato.
“A man returns, after 50 years, to his childhood home in Chinatown to care for his dying mother. Throughout the film he remains nameless. He is a librarian, a re-cataloguer, a gay man, a watcher, an impersonator. He passes his time collecting images that he puts before us – his witnesses and collaborators.” Touch (2013) is a sensual cinematic essay on loss and presence. Winner of the Prix Patrimoine de l’immatériel/The Intangible Heritage Award by the Ministry of Culture and Communication/Cinéma du Réel and Best LGBT Film, Ann Arbor Film Festival.
Still from TOUCH.
(From left-to-right: Jean Amato and Shelly Silver)
Barbara Hammer was in person last Tuesday to screen her new film, WELCOME TO THIS HOUSE.
Barbara Hammer has made over 70 films investingating queer identity that use experimental, documentary and narrative forms. Her latest film WELCOME to THIS HOUSE explores the life of Pulitzer prize-winning poet Elizabeth Bishop and her many lives and loves across socially accepted boundaries. The film features narration by Kathleen Chalfant and original music composed by Joan La Barbara.
Left to right: Professor Michelle Handelman, Filmmaker Barbara Hammer, Professor Amy Lemmon. Photo by Max Hechtman
The series is supported by the Diversity Council, the Student-Faculty Corporation, the School of Liberal Arts, the Department of Film, Media and Performing Arts and the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures.
Next Screening: IN THE EYE OF THE SPIRAL, directed by Eve Blouin and Raynald Leconte, will screen on Tues, Nov. 15 at 6:30pm
FIT hosted the Chelsea Film Festival that occurred last week. During which, there was a Student Filmmaker Panel, moderated by FIT professor Brian Emery. Speakers included (from the photo above): Sophia Huebschman (NYU), Kevin Shepard (FIT), Piotr Lewczuk (FIT), Beverly Ohle (FIT), Mary Cann (FIT), Monet Michael (FIT).
FIT is also the educational partner of the Chelsea Film Festival.