Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Film Studies at Wesleyan: Definition and Demonstration

From the Wesleyan Institute for Lifelong Learning
Saturday, October 26, 2013 | $125 
Center for Film Studies, Wesleyan University

A full day in the Center for Film Studies begins with a talk on the origins and history of film studies and the Cinema Archives at Wesleyan by their founder, Jeanine Basinger. She will then be joined by film faculty members Steve Collins, Scott Higgins, and Marc Longenecker for further presentations.

Participants will experience the film classroom as film students experience it and learn about the components that are integrated within this unique program of study. See and hear lectures from the film faculty, watch student films, and learn about the process of student filmmaking. Learn about the Wesleyan Film Series that is run by students for the university community and be invited to attend a film screening on Saturday evening.

Wesleyan University’s film studies department is one of the top-ranked film schools in the world according to The Hollywood Reporter’s July 2012 article on the top 25 international film schools. It counts many famous alumni within its ranks such as Michael Bay, Alex Kurtzman, Joss Whedon, and Benh Zeitlin.

8:30–9 a.m. Registration; Coffee
9–10:30 a.m. Origins and History of the Film Studies Department and the Wesleyan Cinema Archives, Jeanine Basinger
10:30–10:45 A.M. Break
10:45–Noon The Cinematic Moment: A Glimpse Inside the Wesleyan Film Classroom, Jeanine Basinger, Steve Collins, and Scott Higgins
Noon–1 P.M. Lunch (provided)
1–2:30 P.M. Wesleyan Student Films: From the Production Classroom to the Screen, Steve Collins
2:30–3 P.M. Break
3–4 P.M. Behind the Scenes of the Wesleyan Film Series, Marc Longenecker
8–10:30 P.M. Saturday Night at the Film Series (optional)

To register online, please go to To register via the mail, please contact the Wasch Center at (860) 685-3005. Registration must be received by October 21, 2013.

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