UC Berkeley Department of Film and Media

Department of Film & Media UC Berkeley



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  • Can American Cinema be Saved? A Lecture by James Schamus

    Thu, Jan 25, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    142 Dwinelle

    Many people worry about the future of the cinema. I have discovered what the future of the cinema is. For one day only, I will share my knowledge of the future of cinema, but solely with those who attend my talk.   This event is free and open to the public. ---------------------------- James Schamus is an award-winning screenwriter (The Ice Storm), producer (Brokeback …


  • Talking TV: a conversation between Julie Andem and Mark Sandberg

    Thu, Oct 5, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    142 Dwinelle Hall

    Julie Andem is a Norwegian screenwriter, director, and television producer. She is best known as the creator, screenwriter, director, and showrunner for the acclaimed young adult internet/television series SKAM.   Mark Sandberg is Professor and Chair of Film & Media and Professor of Scandinavian. His research has centered on pre-cinematic visual culture, silent film history, …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …