UC Berkeley Department of Film and Media

Department of Film & Media UC Berkeley

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Berkeley Film & Media Seminar Archive


  • FORGETTING VIETNAM a film by Prof. Trinh T. Minh-ha

    Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    MLK, Jr. Student Union Building, UC Berkeley (Location is wheelchair accessible. Event organized by the CRG Arts & Humanities Initiative.)

    Discussion Moderator: Prof. Khatharya Um Ethnic Studies

    Center for Race & Gender Special Film Presentation FORGETTING VIETNAM a film by Prof. Trinh T. Minh-ha Gender & Women’s Studies and Rhetoric Discussion Moderator: Prof. Khatharya Um Ethnic Studies Friday, Apr. 28, 2017 5:00 pm Multicultural Community Center MLK, Jr. Student Union Building, UC Berkeley (Location is wheelchair accessible. Event organized …

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  • BFMS Lecture and French/Film/Theory Conference

    Apr 13Apr 14, 2017

    142 Dwinelle Hall and French Library

    Luc Vancheri

    Join us for two upcoming events in the department of Film & Media!   April 13, 2017 5:00 - 7:00 pm 142 Dwinelle Hall   "From Renoir's Imaginary Museum to his Christian Imagination: On La Grande Illusion (1937)" ​ Luc Vancheri Professor of Film Studies Université Lyon 2   Jean Renoir’s Grand Illusion is one of the most …

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  • Oliver Gaycken - "A Cinema of Living Facts"

    Thu, Mar 9, 2017, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

    142 Dwinelle Hall

    A Cinema of Living Facts: The Encyclopaedia Cinematographica's Archives of Movement A signature achievement of the Institut für den Wissenschaftlichen Film (IWF) was its Encyclopaedia Cinematographica (EC) project, which was active from 1952 until the early 1990s. Divided into three section dedicated to biology, ethnology, and the technical sciences, the EC was conceived as a …

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  • Sebastian Franklin - Cleverness and Drive, or the Cybernetic Fantasy of Value

    Wed, Feb 22, 2017, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

    470 Stephens Hall

    In January 1951, R.S. Hunt—a British technical editor and former chemist without any university degree or diploma—sent a manuscript titled “Two Kinds of Work” to the mathematician Norbert Wiener, who did not read it. Hunt’s manuscript promises to “put metaphysics within the scope of physics.” And it claims to do so by making “such quantities as …

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  • BFMS Lecture - John Peters

    Thu, Oct 20, 2016, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

    142 Dwinelle Hall

    John Lilly, Dolphin Voices, and the Tape Medium John Lilly, who made dolphins famous as cosmic minds in the water, was obsessed with their bioacoustic practices, including hearing and phonation. Lilly sits at the crossroads of many vectors in postwar America: the birth of the counterculture from the spirit of Cold War militarized science, the cybernetic dream of bridging animal, human, …

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  • BFMS Lecture - Amy Villarejo

    Thu, Sep 22, 2016, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

    142 Dwinelle Hall

    Save the date! Amy Villarejo, professor of Performing and Media Arts at Cornell University, will be one of our visiting lecturers this fall.  Title and abstract to follow!

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  • & Media - Film & Media Graduate Student Conference

    Sep 22Sep 24, 2016

    KEYNOTE SPEAKERS Kristopher Fallon, Assistant Professor, University of California, Davis Jenny Odell, Digital Media Artist CLOSING REMARKS Weihong Bao, Associate Professor, University of California, Berkeley “& Media” –– a label affixed to film organizations, cinema departments, and conferences across the country –– is becoming the center of …

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  • Commencement 2016

    Wed, May 18, 2016, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

    Zellerbach Hall, Lower Sproul Plaza

    Congratulations, graduates of Film & Media! This year's commencement ceremony was held Wednesday, May 18th, from 2:00 - 5:00 pm in Zellerbach Hall. 

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  • Noa Steimatsky - Roland Barthes Looks at the Stars

    Thu, Apr 28, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    142 Dwinelle Hall

    Co-sponsored by the departments of French and Italian Studies This talk explores Roland Barthes’s several texts of the early 1950s concerning the face in film and in visual culture, high and low. Most intriguing in this regard is the little known “Visages et figures” — possibly Barthes’s most extensive, and friendliest, discussion of the moving image. Largely …

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  • Guest Lecturer: Rosalind Galt

    Thu, Feb 25, 2016, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

    142 Dwinelle Hall

    The animal logic of contemporary Greek cinema Non-human animals play an insistent role in recent Greek cinema, from the pet bird whose food the starving music teacher eats in The Boy Eating the Bird’s Food (Lygizos, 2012) to the wild creatures from nature television copied by the protagonists of Attenberg (Tsangari, 2010). This attention to animals culminates in Yorgos Lanthimos’s …

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  • Guest Lecturer: Rebecca Baron

    Thu, Nov 5, 2015, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

    142 Dwinelle Hall

    Media Archeology as Creative Process Rebecca Baron is known for her probing essay films concerned with the construction of history, with a particular interest in media archeology and the ways different cine/photographic image making materials create meaning and also hold historiographic knowledge. Her films include: How Little We Know of Our Neighbours (2005) about Britain's Mass Observation …

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  • Screening: Award-Winning Filmmaker Scott Stark

    Wed, Oct 7, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    142 Dwinelle Hall

    "I see each film/video project as a 'first film' with its own cinematic language, one that the viewer learns and engages with as the piece unfolds." — Scott Stark Both a passionate purist and a cynical skeptic, Scott Stark’s cinema “emphasize the physicality of film while cross-referencing it to the world outside the theater, attempting to lay bare the paradoxes of …

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  • Networked Boredom: On the Desire for Connection

    Thu, Sep 24, 2015, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

    142 Dwinelle Hall

    Scott C. Richmond

    This talk addresses the ordinariness of a basic fact of much contemporary life: the compulsory (if not compulsive), ubiquitous, and permanent availability of and on the network. My central case is a set of social practices practices in and around gay hookup or sex sites and apps, most especially Grindr. Taking a phenomenological approach and thinking with, by turns, film theory, media theory, …

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  • Visiting Filmmaker: Kelly Sears

    Wed, Sep 9, 2015, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

    142 Dwinelle Hall

    Kelly Sears

    Filmmaker and Animator Kelly Sears in person to present an evening of award winning experimental animation films. Kelly Sears is an experimental animator who cuts up and collages imagery from American culture and politics to intervene with the history embedded in the frame. Working with appropriated images ranging from thrift store cast-offs to archival material, she uses animation to rebuild …

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  • Film 26 Screening

    Thu, Aug 13, 2015, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

    142 Dwinelle Hall

    Stop by Room 142 in Dwinelle Hall this Thursday (8/13) from 12pm-1pm, to see videos from this summer's Introduction to Video Production, Film 26. Eight students will present a variety of short films including: narrative, experimental, stop motion, found footage, and a music video. Hope to see you there!

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