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Budd Schulberg: A Centennial Celebration
November 6 and 7, 2014
Black Family Visual Arts Center
Dartmouth College

Dartmouth College will celebrate the life and career of Budd Schulberg '36, arguably the greatest writer to have matriculated at Dartmouth. Schulberg is best known as an Academy Award winning Screenwriter, Novelist, Journalist, and Sports Writer. He was also a committed and controversial figure in American politics. The legacy of Schulberg's career will be surveyed and placed into historical context via presentations from family members, colleagues, and scholars. These events are free and open to the public (except as noted). ​

November 6
Reception and Schulberg exhibit at Rauner Library

November 7
All Events in Loew Auditorium, Visual Arts Center
Pastries and Coffee (301 Visual Arts Center)

Welcoming Remarks
Dean Adrian Randolph; Jay Satterfield (Rauner Library)

Budd Schulberg in Retrospect (I)
"Sammy Forever: The Enduring Appeal of What Makes Sammy Run"
Noah Isenberg (New School)
"Writing on the Front Lines: Budd Schulberg and the Screen Writers Guild"
Miranda Banks (Emerson College)
"From Folk Comedy to Folk Tragedy: The Success and Failure of A Face in the Crowd"
Joanna Rapf (University of Oklahoma)

Screening: Hollywood Renegade: Budd Schulberg
Documentary work in progress by Benn Schulberg, son of Budd Schulberg

Lunch (301 Visual Arts Center)

Family Reminiscences

Budd Schulberg in Retrospect (II)
"Budd Schulberg and Boxing"
Carlo Rotella (Boston College)
"A Life in Partnerships: Budd Schulberg as Creative and Spiritual Collaborator"
James Fisher (Fordham University)
"The Last Liberal? Budd Schulberg and the Problem of Racial Revolution"
Daniel Widener (University of California at San Diego)

Professional Reminiscences and Futures

Concluding Remarks
Dinner Celebration, Norwich Inn (invited participants)

Budd Schulberg Centennial Celebration

This event coincides with a special exhibit in Rauner Library of the materials from the Budd Schulberg Collection housed in Special Collections.​

An Evening with Cinematographer John Bailey
Monday November 3rd
7PM Loew Theater, Black Family Visual Arts Center

Don't miss this opportunity to listen to John Bailey, renowned cinematographer and expert on cinematography history.

Co-sponsored by Film & Media Studies, the Hood Museum of Art, and The Howe Library (Bruce Posner)

Local Premiere of the restored film Moana (Robert Flaherty, 1926)
Monday October 6th
7PM Loew Theater, Black Family Visual Arts Center
Free and open to the public

Direct from the New York Film Festival, we are hosting the local premiere of the restoration of Robert Flaherty's essential 1926 documentary Moana.  Details below.  Bruce Posner will introduce the screening and take questions afterward.

Moana with Sound
Robert Flaherty, Frances Hubbard Flaherty, Monica Flaherty 1926/1980
USA | Samoan dialogue and songs with English intertitles | Format: 2K
DCP | 98 minutes


The White River Indie Festival 2014 presents
Through a Lens Darkly
& Digital Diaspora Family Reunion
Friday April 25th
Tupelo Music Hall, White River Junction VT
Through a Lens Darkly at 2:00 PM
Digital Diaspora at 3:45

The film Through a Lens Darkly and the Digital Diaspora Roadshow encourage the revaluation of the family archive as historical records which illuminate,
inform and expand our understanding and shared values as members of a common culture – the One World, One Family of Humanity.
The White River Independent Film community and Dartmouth students are encouraged to bring their photos of family and community to share in a live public performance.

Read more about this years exciting festival here at Seven Days


Tiltfactor Open Studio Day
Wednesday January 22, 3-6 PM
Black Family Visual Arts Center, 2nd Floor
Digital Humanities Suite

Join Tiltfactor, Dartmouth's game design and research laboratory, in the Science of Play!  We'll share some of our recent research results and have time for fun to boot. Stop by and play some new games, including the launch of Tiltfactor's Metadata games "Gone Mobile"! Learn about the game design class and see design in action.

If you're curious about how we study games, why not participate in a study? They are low commitment, fun, and you can contribute to Dartmouth research while seeing how games work from a psychological perspective.

Join us, take part in refreshments, and celebrate winter!



Motion picture archives, creativity, and the potential of open access:
A discussion with Rick Prelinger

Wed. 10/16  Noon-1:30  Treasure Room, Baker Library

Lunch provided-registration required as space is limited
Rick Prelinger, founder of the Prelinger Archives, will share examples of the creative potential enabled by moving image archives that are freely available for use and reuse.  He'll address the perceived  constraints on this creative potential, which include copyright, financial and technical barriers to access, controls on reuse, and lack of knowledge of what is available and how it can be used.   Bring your ideas and questions to the discussion of the use of open access motion picture archives in teaching and research.



Stories Growing Films Showcase

Sunday, May 26th, 7pm
Loew Auditorium, Black Family Visual Arts Center

Featuring short films Stickup Artist, Hey Tolu, This Little Piggy, Segregated Souls and My New Sister and a music video of "Titanium" (Cover)
Stories Growing Films is a Student-Run Film Production Club at Dartmouth College.

Stick-Up Artist


Animated Film to premiere, projected outside
Saturday, May 18th

On the North Side of Blunt Alumni Center

Every 10 Minutes

From 8-11pm

Check out: Understory*

An animated short sure to stimulate the senses and intrigue the mind.

Stop by at any point to view the short movie, which will be running on repeat every 10 minutes!

Synopsis: Secrets of life explained through the persistence of vision.
Put together by Max Hammer for the Dartmouth Senior Fellowship Program and funded by the Kaminsky Family Fund.

*formally titled The Dude Abides


Media Ecology Project: Archival Film Festival

The Archival Film Festival will be Saturday, May 18 at 2-5pm in the Loew Auditorium.  The festival will feature materials from The Library of Congress, The UCLA Film and Television Archive, The Orphans Film Symposium, The University of South Carolina MIRC Archive, the WGBH Archive, Critical Commons, and our own Dartmouth Film Archive.

Among the films to be screened will be Dartmouth Days (Rapf, 1934), directed by alum godfather of film studies at Dartmouth Maurice Rapf, and Losey on Film (Fauer, 1971), a film made during alum Joseph Losey's residency at Dartmouth in 1970.

Deep thanks to sponsors The Leslie Center for the Humanities, The Department of Film and Television Studies, The Office of the Provost, The Dartmouth Library, and The Dean of Arts and Sciences.

See you at the festival!

Media Ecology Project

Dartmouth at Play celebrates graduates, discusses future of gaming

Filene Auditorium 4 – 6 p.m.

This Friday, Dartmouth is proud to welcome alumni in the gaming industry back to Hanover!

Dartmouth has a special relationship to game design. Familiar with the games Twister or Cranium? Some of the most respected games and toys of the 20th and 21st century have been created by Dartmouth graduates. What's more, there are alumni in leadership roles among scores of prominent toy and digital game companies (Hasbro, Sony, Popcap, Zynga), as well as the entrepreneurial alums who are venturing out to start their own new brands.

Dartmouth at Play celebrates these graduates, bringing folks active in the gaming industry back to campus in order to discuss the future of play.

We'll discuss the practicalities of working in these fast-moving fields and get a chance to theorize about what is coming. Dartmouth at Play will instigate a lively conversation about games and play, sharing insights with students, faculty, and staff.
Dartmouth at Play

Media Ecology Project Symposium held in Visual Arts Center

Scholars, archivists, media technology developers, and other key players who see preserving and understanding media records of our cultural history as an urgent mission will convene at Dartmouth for a Media Ecology Project Symposium Friday and Saturday, May 17-18. Read more about it here


Digital Arts Exhibition May 6th - 12th

Held in the Hopkins Center Garage and the Black Family Visual Arts Center, this years DAX show will feature exhibits, screenings, and labs (including an exciting "Make-A-Thon").  Check out the schedule here!
Digital Arts Exhibition

Friday Night Rock presents "Silent Films, LOUD Music"

March 2nd, Friday Night Rock will join the film and media studies course "Curating and Microcinema" to put on a live music and film event called "Silent Films, LOUD Music" in Fuel. Students in the class, taught by film professor Jodie Mack, have been working throughout the term to curate films and coordinate the musicians who will perform live scores to accompany the films, according to Mack.  Read more details here in The D!
Friday Night Rock


Eyewash Screening Featuring Peter Burr!
7 PM Thursday February 23rd
Loew Auditorium- Free Admission!

The Winter edition of EYEWASH: EXPERIMENTAL FILMS AND VIDEOS concludes this Thursday,
2/23 at 7pm in the Loew Auditorium with a rare video performance (including LIVE
green screen) by Brooklyn-based Peter Burr. Thanks to the generous support of
the Hood Museum of Art, Hop Film, and the Department of Film and Media Studies,
the screening is FREE.

Part live theater, part psychedelic insurrection, and part road show, Peter Burr's
work has become a touchstone for an experimental genre that animates it's way
out of Sunday morning cartoons to the extent of anarchy. His video and performance
work has been presented in many venues including Le Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR;
Reina Sofia National Museum, Madrid, ES; and Anthology Film Archives, New York,
NY.  Recent gallery exhibitions include ApexArt, New York, NY; Paragraph Gallery,
Kansas City, MO; and Synchronicity Space, Los Angeles, CA. Past residencies include
the MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH; Bemis Center, Omaha, NE; and IMPAKT Works,
Utrecht, NL. He is the founder of CARTUNE XPREZ, an animation project that has
released 3 DVD publications and toured through 20 countries over the past 5 years
to present site-specific cartoon events. Part live theater, part psychedelic insurrection,
and part roadshow, his work has become a touchstone for an experimental genre
that animates it's way out of Sunday morning cartoons to the extent of anarchy.




Eyewash Screening Featuring Dan Streible!
7 PM Thursday February 2nd
Loew Auditorium- Free Admission!

Dan Streible
Dan Streible joined NYU Cinema Studies in 2006 after nine years at the University of South Carolina. He teaches film history, documentary, and curating, and works with the Moving Image Archiving and Preservation master's program. He is the author of Fight Pictures (2008) and coeditor of Emile de Antonio: A Reader (2000) and Learning with the Lights Off:  Educational Film in the United States (2011).  Streible has also published research on the history of movie exhibition, amateur filmmaking, nontheatrical film, and moving image preservation.  Since 1999, he has organized the biennial Orphan Film Symposium, bringing together archivists, academics and artists to save, study and screen neglected films. Additionally, he programmed the 2011 Robert Flaherty Film Seminar, Sonic Truth. Streible will showcase a sampling of shorts the NYU Orphan Film Project has helped preserve: animation, experimental, amateur, outtake, documentary, and other neglected (i.e., "orphan") films.


Digital Dartmouth Lecture Series
featuring Cathy Davidson
5 PM Thursday, January 26th
Filene Auditorium

At 5 pm, January 26, 2012 at Filene Auditorium in Moore Hall, renowned humanities scholar Cathy Davidson will discuss her latest book, "Now You See It: How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Learn," and explore implications for Dartmouth and higher education.

Eyewash Screening Featuring Xander Marro!
7 PM Thursday January 26th
Loew Auditorium- Free Admission!

Zander Morro
Xander Marro (American b. 1975) is a fake scientist/olde style tinker residing at the dirt palace; a feminist cupcake encrusted netherworld located along the dioxin filled banks of the Woonasquatucket river (which is to say in Providence, RI USA). From this post she makes movies, puppet shows, prints and phone calls. Her adventures underground have included curating the "Movies with Live Soundtracks" film series and performing in various theatrick/musical formats as one of the variety of her alter egos (Madame Von Temper Tantrum, Lady Long Arms, Lil Blood-n-Guts, Madame Von Malt Liquor etc.) Of recent days she has gotten herself deep into the wild world of community organizing around neighborhood social justice and human rights issues. Marro will present a collection of short movies made over 15 years in Providence RI. Mostly made on 16mm film, sometimes narrative the program's common themes include : DIY living quarters, puppeteer frontiers, too many cats, winter, witches, wishes, silkscreen explosions, portable cooking stoves, zine libraries, drum kits, fairy tales, cut paper, trinkets stored in drawers, the quest for true love, the junk of this material world, alchemy/regular chemistry, the magic of unlikely alliances, and the spirits of the night.


Tiltfactor Lab Open House
Wednesday, January 18, 4-7 PM

Tiltfactor Lab Open House!
Come greet the new year with the folks behind Dartmouth's Game Research Lab for an open house! Play video games and board games! Meet our student designers, staff, and founder Mary Flanagan-- and play even more games!

We'll also be showing POX for iPad and prototypes for our gender stereotyping and STEM field-related games, and we'll discuss our new after school programs in Lebanon! We'll play XBOX Kinect games and eat Thai food!



EYEWASH: Experimental Film and Video Series to be held in Loew Theater this winter!

Named after one of the lyrical abstract films of Robert Breer, the EYEWASH screening series invites contemporary filmmakers and curators to present programs of short films. Free and open to the public, each evening will consist of a shorts program followed by a Q and A with the guest. EYEWASH is co-sponsored by the Dartmouth department of Film and Media Studies; the Hood Museum of Art; and Hopkins Center Film. EYEWASH was created by Jodie Mack, Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies.  Check out this article in The D, and/or read more about it here!

Film Studies 47 Handmade Films: Final Screening!

Don't miss this awesome show- Tuesday, November 29th at 7PM in the Loew Theater! Free Admission!
FS 47 Final Screening


2011 New England Festival of Ibero American Cinema Program: Dartmouth College

5 - 9 October, 2011
028 Silsby Hall and Filene Auditorium
All Films with English Subtitles
More info about films:
Time and Location:

Wed. Oct. 5th , 6pm 028 Silsby
Q&A with the Director!
La mujer de Ivan (Ivan's woman )
Dir. Francisca Silva, 2011 (Chile)

Thur. Oct. 6th, 6pm 028 Silsby
Q&A with Director and Actor!
Dir. Gustavo Pizzi, 2010 (Brazil)

Fri. Oct. 7, 5 pm 028 Silsby Impunidad (Impunity)
Dirs. Hollman Morris, Juan Jose Lozano, 2010
(Colombian documentary)

Fri. Oct. 7, 7 pm 028 Silsby
Q&A with Actress!
Larga Distancia (Long Distance)
Dir. Esteban Insausti, 2010 (Cuba)

Sat. Oct. 8, 4 pm Filene
La isla (The Island)
Dir. Uli Stelzner, 2010
(Guatemalan documentary)

Sat. Oct. 8, 5:45 pm Filene
Argentinian Shorts

Sat. Oct. 8, 7: 00 pm Filene
Casa Vieja (Old House)
Dir. Lester Hamlet, 2010 (Cuba)

Sun Oct. 8, 4 pm Filene
De ollas y suenos (Cooking up Dreams)
dir. Ernesto Cabellos, 2009
(Peruvian documentary)

Sun Oct. 8, 5:45 pm Filene
Shorts Program, Young Cuban
Filmmakers Showcase

Sun Oct. 8, 7: 15 pm Filene
Acorazado (Battleship)
dir. Alvaro Curiel, 2010 (Mexico)

Click here for a full schedule!

Festival Sponsor:
Latin American/Latino/Caribbean
Co-Sponsors: Women's and Gender Studies/ African and
African-American Studies/Associate Dean of Interdisciplinary
Studies/Dickey Center for International Understanding


EYEWASH: Experimental Film and Video Series to be held in Loew Theater this fall!

Named after one of the lyrical abstract films of Robert Breer, the EYEWASH screening series invites contemporary filmmakers and curators to present programs of short films. Free and open to the public, each evening will consist of a shorts program followed by a Q and A with the guest. EYEWASH is co-sponsored by the Dartmouth department of Film and Media Studies; the Hood Museum of Art; and Hopkins Center Film. EYEWASH was created by Jodie Mack, Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies.  Read more about it here!

The students of Film 30: Documentary Videomaking will premiere their work on August 19th at 7 PM, in the Loew Auditorium. 
Documentary Videomaking Show Summer 11

Don't miss the exciting presentation of Dartmouth Student Films on May 29th and June 1st in the Loew Auditorium!
Handmade Films Screening
Student Film Show 2011


Friday, May 6th • 7:30 PM
at the Loew Auditorium

Don’t miss this unparalleled chance to see extraordinary new short film and video. Named after Thomas Edison’s movie studio, Black Maria supports, exhibits and rewards cutting-edge short film and video. Festival winners (including a short by Jodie Mack of Dartmouth’s Film & Media Studies) tour the US and debut at over 70 top cultural institutions.

Read more about this exciting presentation here, and this article about Film & Media Studies' professor Jodie Mack in The D!

Ciné Salon Special Event - April 24-25, 2011
Join the Oscar®-nominated filmmaker to learn how movies are made.

Ciné Salon is pleased to present a two-day dialogue with acclaimed Hollywood film editor Billy Weber (Miss Congeniality, Top Gun, Days of Heaven). His visit coincides with the upcoming May 27th theatrical release of The Tree of Life (2011), director Terrence Malickʼs new film edited by Weber and others and starring Brad Pitt and Sean Penn.
Read more about the program here!
Billy Weber lecture

Film Special: Free Radicals
Friday April 15th • 7:30 PM
Loew Auditorium
Free Radicals Screening

Filmmaker and film activist Pip Chodorov offers this affectionate overview of 20th-century experimental film. Narrating in a personal and plainspoken manner he combines clips and even whole films with conversations with such luminaries as Hans Richter, Robert Breer, Michael Snow, Peter Kubelka and Stan Brakhage in his final recorded interview. D: Pip Chodorov, US, 2011, 82 minutes

Discussion follows with director Pip Chodorov and Film & Media Studies professor Jodie Mack.
Tickets: Individual $8, Dartmouth ID $5, Dartmouth Student $5, Children 12 and under $5

Student Film Screenings!
Don't miss these two exciting student film screenings!

Film Studies 36 Experimental Video
Sunday, March 6th at 7:30 PM
Loew Auditorium
Experimental Video Screening

Film Studies 47 Cut & Paste Cinema
Thursday, March 10th at 7 PM
Loew Auditorium
Cut and Paste Show

Sherry Turkle
Thursday, February 10th 4:30pm
Kemeny 008
with the Digital Humanities Lecture Series

The Turkle talk is part of the Digital Studies Program, Digital Humanities Lecture Series, with the Leslie Center. Dr. Turkle is someone who has investigated in deep ways people's relationship with technology. She is the author of many books including the groundbreaking The Second Self: Computers and the Human Spirit (Simon and Schuster, 1984; Touchstone paper, 1985; second revised edition, MIT Press, 2005); Life on the Screen: Identity in the Age of the Internet (Simon and Schuster, 1995; Touchstone paper, 1997); and Simulation and Its Discontents (MIT Press, 2009). She is the editor of three books about things and thinking, all published by the MIT Press: Evocative Objects: Things We Think With (2007); Falling for Science: Objects in Mind (2008); and The Inner History of Devices (2008).

Professor Turkle's most recent book is Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other, published by Basic Books in January 2011. Professor Turkle writes on the "subjective side" of people's relationships with technology, especially computers. She is an expert on mobile technology, social networking, and sociable robotics. Profiles of Professor Turkle have appeared in such publications as The New York Times, Scientific American, and Wired Magazine. She has been named "woman of the year" by Ms. Magazine and among the "forty under forty" who are changing the nation by Esquire Magazine. She is a featured media commentator on the social and psychological effects of technology for CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, the BBC, and NPR, including appearances on such programs as Nightline, Frontline, and 20/20.


Bits & Pieces: An Evening with Frank Mouris
Friday, February 4th 7:30 PM
Loew Auditorium, $8 Admission

Relentlessly meticulous and resourceful, the Oscar-Winning collage animations of Frank Mouris have enchanted audiences for over thirty years. This program provides a retrospective of Mouris' filmography, tracing his development of lyricism and animated technique through five shorts and rare selections from commercial pursuits. 60 minutes. Artist in person!!!
Read more about it and see a Trailer here!
Evening with Frank Mouris


Last Updated: 10/22/14