K8 Hardy’s OUTFITUMENTARY Screening

K8 Hardy’s OUTFITUMENTARY screened as part of the FILM + MEDIA SCREENING SERIES on Tuesday, March 8. It was then followed by a Q&A with K8 and Michelle Handelman. 

“In 2001, artist and filmmaker K8 Hardy set out to document her daily outfits on video. Over an eleven-year period, until the camera broke, she captured these outfits – and outfitting- on a fairly consistent, if not daily basis. She used the same shitty, mini-DV camera and filmed in ever-changing living spaces and art studios in New York. What emerged is a record of the way a young, lesbian feminist dressed and styled in her “coming of age” and an examination of coded fashion statements.”





(From left-to-right: Michelle Handelman and K8 Hardy)


Fall 2015 FILM + MEDIA Screening Series Begins Tuesday with Arthur Jafa

FILM + MEDIA screening series
A R T H U R  J A F A  in person
Tuesday Sept 8, 6:30pm , Pomerantz Bldg, D207

Arthur Jaffa (b. 1960 USA) uses film to investigate issues surrounding black cultural politics and black cultural nationalism. Jafa’s cinematography work includes Spike Lee’s Crooklyn (1994) and Malcolm X (1992)Manthia Diawara’s Rouch in Reverse (1995) and Julie Dash’s Daughters of the Dust, which received the Sundance Film Festival Audience Award.Tonight he will show his documentary Dreams Are Colder Than Death (2014) and talk about his new production company TNEG whose aim is the creation of a black cinema capable of matching the power, beauty and alienation of black music.

Tues Oct 20Mario Pagano with “Backseat Fighter”.

Tues Nov 10: Jennie Livingston with “Paris is Burning”

Tues Dec 01: Jennifer Reeves with “Color Neutral”

Special thanks for the support of the Diversity Council and the Student-Faculty Corporation.

fall 2015 screening series


Soon-Mi Yoo’s Songs from the North, winner of the the prestigious Golden Leopard for Best First Feature at the 2014 Locarno Film Festival, screened this past Monday as part of FIT’s WOMEN BEHIND THE LENS series.

“Interweaving footage from the director’s three visits to North Korea with songs, spectacle, popular cinema and archival footage, Songs from the North takes a different look at this enigmatic country typically seen through the distorted lens of jingoistic propaganda and derisive satire.” (via IMDB)


(from left to right: Jean Amato, William Mooney, and Soon-Mi discuss the film)

After the screening Soon-Mi took the stage with FIT faculty members Jean Amato and William Mooney for an illuminating Q&A where Soon-Mi discussed her interest, as a South Korean, in honestly exploring the ways in which North Koreans experience day-to-day life, free of the satirical framings in which the country is usually depicted. She also discussed the low-profile she had to keep while shooting her film in North Korea, which included shooting the film herself on an easily concealed DSLR.

This Monday (3/16), THE OWLS by Cheryl Dunye will be the next film screening in the WOMEN BEHIND THE LENS series at 6:30PM in room D207.