Room For Rent Screening
Thursday, November 21, 2013 @ 4:30pm
The Film and Media Culture Department presents Room for Rent the short film that won the audience choice award and best film during this year's Sleepless in Burlington 24-hour filmmaking competition. Student filmmakers will be present for Q&A following the screening.
Money for Nothing - Inside the Federal Reserve
Christian A. Johnson Economics film screening of Money for Nothing - Inside the Federal Reserve and discussion with director Jim Bruce '96.
Friday, November 8, 7:30 PM
Axinn Center 232
Jim Bruce, producer and director
Peter Fisher, Tuck School of Business
FMMC @ VTIFF
The Film and Media Culture Department at Middlebury is well represented at The Vermont International Film Festival again this year. Two recent graduates, Andrew Ackerman and Matt Lennon, and a Senior Feb, Benjamin Kramer, have been accepted into the Vermont Filmmaker' Showcase. Andrew and Matt will showcase their thesis work, while Ben will present the collaborative independent J-term project that he directed. Please go see these films at the festival to support these filmmakers.
DON’T MAKE LOVE TO IT, ANDREW by Andrew Ackerman - Sunday, October 20 @ 2:15 pm
PANCAKES by Benjamin Kramer - Saturday, October 12 @ 4:15 pm
FUCK YOU, LUCY PICKENS (THE ORIENTATION) by Matt Lennon - Saturday, October 12 @ 4:15 pm
All three films will screen at The Film House which is located at 60 Lake Street, Burlington,VT 05401.
Sleepless In Burlington, the 24 hour student filmmaking competition is also back for it's third year and once again the Film and Media Culture Department has assembled a strong team to represent Middlebury. Please make the trip to Burlington to see five great short films and the bleary eyed students from various Vermont colleges and universities that made them in 24 hours. The Sleepless in Burlington Competition will close out the festival on Sunday, October 20th.
Also screening at VTIFF, as part of the Identity themed program, is this feature length documentary about Alzheimer’s Disease by Banker White who is also a Middlebury graduate.
The Genius of Marian by Banker White - October 20, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - ECHO
1 College Street, Burlington, VT 05401
Rick Prelinger Presentation
Remaking Cinema with Home Movies
Rick Prelinger is one of the world's foremost experts on "ephemeral films" such as home movies, industrial training films, and advertising. He runs the Prelinger Archive of Moving Images (http://archive.org/details/prelinger ), as well as the Prelinger Library of ephemeral print documents in San Francisco (http://www.prelingerlibrary.org ).
Tuesday, October 15th, Axinn 232 @ 4:30pm
Faculty Retirement Minute, written by Stephen Donadio
Senior Thesis Films
Check out the 2013 Senior Thesis Films. More will be added as they become available on the web.
Pre-release screening of Syrup.
Based on the best-selling book, SYRUP is an edgy comedy that exposes the cut-throat world of advertising through the eyes of a young prodigy chasing fame, fortune, and the woman of his dreams. Fresh out of school with a degree in marketing, Scat will do anything to prove that he has what it takes to swim with the rich and wildly successful. Scat comes up with a brilliant new product that gives new meaning to the old saying "sex sells."
Presented and followed by Q&A by Middlebury Alumni and Producers: Shane Mandes '10, Baird Kellogg '10, Aaron Becker '10, Hunter Nolan '13.
Screening: Sunday, May 5th @ 7:30pm in Dana Auditorium
Bianca Giaever's Holy Cow Lisa
Bianca Giaever's final Sight and Sound II film project Holy Cow Lisa premiered at the Film and Media Culture Department's Fall Film Screening on Thursday, December 6th to a sellout (although it was a free event) crowd in Dana Auditorium. A few weeks later Bianca uploaded her film to the video sharing website Vimeo and expanded her audience from 271 viewers to 32,000 viewers and counting.
Holy Cow Lisa has been featured on Transom.org, an online showcase and workshop for new Public Radio and was selected as a Vimeo Staff Pick on vimeo.com landing it on the home page. The response online has been terrific and we would like to join the effort by promoting this excellent student work.
Jad Abumrad of Radiolab had this to say about Holy Cow Lisa.
"Bianca, this is really sweet. and quietly moving. I love that you chose to examine your own heartbreak by paying such close to attention to Greg’s. And he’s wonderful. And very clever but understated use of visuals!"
To read more about Bianca's creative process on transom.org:
You can watch more excellent student films from the Sight and Sound II class below:
Hide screening at the Mountaintop Human Rights Film Festival
Elori Kramer, a current Middlebury student and Peter Coccoma, a recent Middlebury graduate have been invited to screen their documentary film Hide at the Mountaintop Human Rights Film Festival at the Big Picture Theater in Waitsfield, Vermont. Their 30 minute documentary takes us inside the daily lives of eight migrant dairy workers from Latin America who sustain Vermont's iconic dairy farms and working landscapes.
Hide is screening with (immediately following) Betting the Farm, a feature length documentary about a group of Maine dairy farmers who launch their own milk company. Both films screen on Saturday, Jan. 19th at 7pm and Tuesday, Jan. 22nd at 5pm. Elori and Peter will be at the festival for a Q&A session immediately following the film on Tuesday. Tickets are free with a valid student ID. We encourage you to go and support Elori and Peter as they screen their film alongside some heavy hitting documentaries. There will also be a screening of Hide on campus in Axinn 232 on Jan. 29th at 7:30pm.
For more information about the film:
For more information about the Mountaintop Human Rights Film Festival: