UC Berkeley Department of Film and Media

Department of Film & Media UC Berkeley


Berkeley Film & Media Seminar

  • BFMS Lecture Series: John David Rhodes - Disemboweled Vision: Fascism, Rome and Cinema

    Thu, Mar 22, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Cosponsored by the Department of Italian Studies John David Rhodes, Professor of Film at the University of Cambridge, will be giving a lecture on Thursday, March 22 entitled, "Disembowelled Vision: Fascism, Rome and Cinema."   Abstract: This talk looks at a variety of architectural, urbanist, cinematic, and art historical practices and discourses …


  • BFMS Lecture Series: Pooja Rangan - Voice as Documentary Audibility: Two Scenes of Accent Neutralization

    Thu, Nov 30, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    188 Dwinelle Hall

    In the field of documentary, voice, rather than point of view, is the prevailing metaphor for a filmmaker’s unique perspective, signaling the documentary genre’s textual emphasis on spoken words, as well as its social ethic of “giving voice.” Rangan’s talk will unpack the humanitarian resonances of this metaphor, as elaborated in her book Immediations: The …


  • BFMS Lecture Series: Geneviève Sellier -
    Popular cinema and the mass audience in postwar France, 1945-1958

    Thu, Oct 26, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    142 Dwinelle Hall

    French film studies has traditionally restricted itself to aesthetic approaches to the « seventh art » and to the study of film-makers considered, according to a tradition of cinephilia, to be « auteurs. » This tradition has left aside the popular dimensions of French film, including the study of genre and of reception. In this talk, I present my …


  • BFMS Lecture Series: Lana Lin - Freud’s Jaw and Other Lost Objects

    Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    142 Dwinelle Hall

    Cosponsored by the Center for the Study of Sexual Culture   For this presentation I will discuss my soon to be released book, which examines the vulnerability of the human body and asks how human beings contend with loss. Employing psychoanalytic theory and literary analysis, Freud’s Jaw and Other Lost Objects tracks three exemplary figures, psychoanalyst …


  • BFMS Lecture Series: Rielle Navitski -
    Public Violence and Visual Culture: Cinema's Emergence in Brazil

    Thu, Sep 21, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    142 Dwinelle Hall

    Films that restaged public spectacles of real-life violence became the first popular successes of narrative cinema in Brazil, a tendency that finds echoes in the early film cultures of Bolivia, Colombia, and Mexico. These films took part in a sensational visual culture that spans the moving image and the illustrated press, a visual culture uniquely revealing of the constitutive role of …


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