Aperture Archive: 2011
DOUBLE INDEMNITY THIS THURSDAY!
The “Film After Noir” Film Series (The Spring 2011 Proseminar in Cinema and Culture) continues this Thursday, Jan. 27, with a screening of Double Indemnity at 7 p.m. 101 BCSB.
NEWMAN AND DUROVICOVA BOOK RECOGNIZED!
The Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) has recognized the anthology World Cinemas, Transnational Perspectives, co-edited by CCL faculty Natasa Durovicova and Kathleen Newman, with its 2011 Best Edited Collection Award.
DAVID HARVEY AND ANDREW RITCHEY TO SPEAK ON WORLD CANVASS
Join us at 5:00 p.m. on January 28 in the Senate Chamber of the Old Capitol Museum when WorldCanvass guests explore the counterculture of the 60s and 70s. The event is free and the public is encouraged to attend.
MONSTERS, HORNETS, FERRIS BEULLER, AND POPCORN FER A DOLLAH AT THE BIJOU!
THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST- In this last installment, Lisbeth Salander (Noomi Rapace) lies in critical condition, a bullet wound to her head, in the intensive care unit of a Swedish city hospital. She’s fighting for her life in more ways than one: if and when she recovers, she’ll be taken back to Stockholm to stand trial for three murders.
GRADUATE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS BEGIN NEXT WEEK
The Department of Cinema and Comparative Literature begins its series of departmental workshops for graduate student and faculty work in progress next week.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 25, 4 PM, E205 AJB
"Midtown as Amusement, Coney as Democracy: Differential Space and Weegee's New York"
Erica Stein, Ph.D. Candidate, Film Studies
Erica Stein presents work from her forthcoming dissertation, "An Island off the Coast of America: New York City Symphonies as Productions of Space and Narrative."
FILM NOIR ALL SEMESTER LONG!
Spring 2011 Screening Schedule for 48:112 Pro-seminar (Film After Noir)
& 48:170 (Film Noir, II)
Screenings will begin at 7 p.m. in 101 BCSB, with discussions to follow
Jan 20 This Gun for Hire (1942, dir: F. Tuttle, 81 min.) & Detour (1945, dir: E. Ulmer, 67 min.)
Jan 27 Double Indemnity (1944, dir: B. Wilder, 107 min.)
Feb 3 Panic in the Streets (1950, dir: E. Kazan, 96 min.) & Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956, dir: D. Siegel, 80 min.)
CALCULATIVE CINEMA THIS FRIDAY
The Department of Cinema and Comparative Literature continues its series of departmental workshops for graduate student and faculty work in progress next week.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 3:30 PM, E205 AJB
"Calculative Cinema: The Intertwining Histories of Sound, Image, and Computation"
Kyle Stine, Ph.D. Candidate, Film Studies
Kyle Stine presents work from his forthcoming dissertation, "Calculative Cinema: The Intertwining Histories of Sound, Image, and Computation."
THIS THURSDAY: PSYCHO
The “Film After Noir,” series (the Spring 2011 Proseminar in Cinema and Culture) continues this Thursday, Feb. 17, with a screening of Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock, 1960, 109 min.), starting at 7 p.m. in 101 BCSB.
On impulse, office secretary Marion Crane (Janet Leigh) steals $40,000 from her employer and decides to drive from Phoenix, AZ to northern California, in order to start a new life with her lover, Sam Loomis (John Gavin). Pulling over at night during a rainstorm, she meets a friendly young man named Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins), who runs a motel while caring for his mother. Crane accepts the man’s offer of a sandwich and they talk for a while. The talk with Bates convinces Crane to drive back to Phoenix the next day and return the money. She goes to her room to take a shower before retiring for the night.
MORE CHAOS (AND CREATION) ON THE PENTACREST
Sunday, February 20, 2011, 1:30 p.m., Macbride Hall Auditorium
A GRIN WITHOUT A CAT (Part 1) & THE SIXTH SIDE OF THE PENTAGON - Chris Marker's epic film-essay on the worldwide political wars of the 60's and 70's: Vietnam, Bolivia, May '68, Prague, Chile, and the fate of the New Left. The film was originally released in France in 1978. Described by Marker as "scenes of the Third World War," the film (the original French title is virtually untranslatable)
is divided into two parts.
Part 1: Fragile Hands
1. From Vietnam to Che's death
2. May 1968 and all that
DISCO DOLLS IN HOT SKIN AND MORE...
Get ready for two special events coming to the Bijou starting this weekend with the long-awaited premiere of DISCO DOLLS IN HOT SKIN IN 3D this Friday and Saturday! Also, the Bijou is proud to be hosting a sneak-peek of PAUL, starring Seth Rogen, and Nick Frost and Simon Pegg of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. See it at the Bijou waaaay before it comes out to theaters! The screening is on Wednesday, February 16 at 7pm. Tickets are free and can be picked up at the University Box Office prior to the show.
ANOTHER AWARD FOR NEWMAN AND DUROVICOVA BOOK!
Routledge Media is proud to announce that World Cinema, Transnational Perspectives has been given a 2010 CHOICE Award for Outstanding Academic Title.
GET CARTER THIS THURSDAY
The “Film After Noir,” series (the Spring 2011 Proseminar in Cinema and Culture) continues this Thursday, March 31, with a screening of Get Carter (Dir. Mike Hodges, 1971, 112 min.), starting at 7 p.m. in 101 BCSB.
YOKO ONO FILMS TO SCREEN, MARCH 29
Join us on Tuesday evening for the fourth installment in the screening "Rites of Resistance: Gender, Performance and Film in 1960s and 70s" series. We are excited to bring you the rarely screened films of artist and popular culture phenomenon Yoko Ono. The screening will be held Tuesday March 29th at 7PM in E105AJB.
Please find short notations for each of the four films to be screened below:
Cut Piece (Yoko Ono, 15 mi, 1966)
UNESCO WORLD BOOK & COPYRIGHT DAY(S)
Friday, April 22:
--11 am - Noon, “Closing Chapters, Opening Attachments: The Near Future of the Book” - Scholars and publishers discuss emerging issues for copyright and publishing (both traditional and electronic) in the wake of new media. Iowa City Public Library, Meeting Room A
--2 - 4 pm Tour University of Iowa’s Center for the Book
Saturday, April 23:
--Visit your public library, local book shops and boutiques for special activities.
--4 pm Aliki Barnstone, reading at Prairie Lights Books
--7 pm Robert Pinsky, reading at Old Capitol Museum Senate Chamber
WIEBE WINS TOM BERMAN AWARD
A big congratulations to Film Studies Ph.D. student Richard Wiebe, who has received the Tom Berman Award for Most Promising Filmmaker at the Ann Arbor Film Festival. This award. which comes with a $1,000 prize, is intended to support an emerging filmmaker that the Award Jury expects will make a significant contribution to the art of film in the course of his/her filmmaking career.
CHAOS AND CREATION APRIL 19
Sunday, April 10, 2011, 1:30 p.m. Macbride Hall Auditorium.
HIGH SCHOOL - HIGH SCHOOL was filmed at a large urban high school in Philadelphia. The film documents how the school system exists not only to pass on "facts" but also transmits social values from one generation to another. HIGH SCHOOL presents a series of formal and informal encounters between teachers, students, parents, and administrators through which the ideology and values of the school emerge.
SOMEWHERE, WHITE MATERIAL, AND ALMOST FAMOUS AT THE BIJOU
This weekend and next week at Bijou Cinema!
Tagging along with your movie-star dad isn’t all it’s cracked up to be:
“Coppola is a true filmmaker, and in SOMEWHERE she pierces the Hollywood bubble from the inside.” (Entertainment Weekly)
Directed by Sofia Coppola; Starring Steven Dorff and Elle Fanning
97 min, 35mm
Fri, Mar 25 – 7:00 pm
Sat, Mar 26 – 4:30 pm, 9:00 pm
Sun, Mar 27 – 3:00 pm
Mon, Mar 28 – 7:00 pm
Tue, Mar 29 – 9:15 pm
Wed, Mar 30 – 7:00 pm
Thu, Mar 31 – 9:15 pm
When civil war erupts, there will be collateral damage:
THE "SPECTATOR-IN-NEED" IN AFRICAN FILM AND VIDEO, APRIL 1
The Department of Cinema and Comparative Literature finishes its series of departmental workshops for graduate student and faculty work in progress next week.
FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 3:30 PM, E205 AJB
"The Stability of Crisis: African Educational Film and Video and Production of the Spectator-In-Need"
Allison McGuffie, Ph.D. Candidate, Film Studies
CHINATOWN THIS THURSDAY NIGHT
The “Film After Noir,” series (the Spring 2011 Proseminar in Cinema and Culture) continues this Thursday, March 24, with a screening of Chinatown (1974, Roman Polanski, 130 min.), starting at 7 p.m. in 101 BCSB.
NEW CCL SITE LAUNCHED
Thanks to the efforts of designer extraordinaire Lauren Haldeman, CCL's new website now features a running feed of the last four Aperture entires, a Facebook feed, and updated rotor images on the homepage. Please sign up for the RSS feed to keep up -- Aperture is a good source for what's happening film and lit-wise on campus, off campus, and sometimes far afield. If you'd like us to post something, please send it to email@example.com
LAUNCH OF ANOMALOUS
A really cool new lit mag, with some first-rate multi-platform stuff. Also translation friendly. With some very close connections to IA. Also: looking for submissions. Have a look or a listen: www.anomalouspress.org.
QUARTERLY CONVERSATION FEATURES IOWA TRANSLATORS
The latest issue of The Quarterly Conversation (Issue 23, Spring 2011) includes a translation by Andrea Rosenberg and reviews by Erica Mena and Annie Janusch. Check it out here.
LE SAMURAI THIS THURSDAY
The “Film After Noir,” series (the Spring 2011 Proseminar in Cinema and Culture) continues this Thursday, Mar. 10, with a screening of Le Samouraï (1967, Jean-Pierre Melville, 101 min), starting at 7 p.m. in 101 BCSB.
VENUS IN FURS THIS FRIDAY
The second screening in CCL's "Rites of Resistance: Gender, Performance and Film in 1960s and 70s" series. This installment is entitled "Venus in Furs: Sex and the 1960s New York Underground" and will be held Friday March 4 at 7PM in 101 Becker
Venus in Furs: Sex in the New York Underground [89 min. RT]
Friday (3/4) 101 BCSB 7pm
FLAMING CREATURES [Jack Smith]
FOUR OF ANDY WARHOL'S MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMEN [Andy Warhol]
CHRISTMAS ON EARTH [Barbara Rubin]
PHIL SOLOMON AT THE BIJOU MARCH 5TH
PHIL SOLOMON is visiting the Bijou Theater Saturday March 5th @ 8:00 PM for a screening of recent work and Q&A. Free!
SCHNEEMANN LECTURE MARCH 2
Following on last night's screening of five of feminist performance artist Carolee Schneemann's films, Schneemann will additionally be on campus to deliver a lecture. That guest lecture be held Wens, March 2nd at 730PM at the University Club on Melrose Avenue. Further info about Schneemann's talk can be found here: http://news-releases.uiowa.edu/2011/february/022111shneemann_lecture.html
Schneemann is a widely celebrated visual artist known for performance pieces that foreground the body and provoke discussion surrounding issues of sexuality and gender.
LA CONFIDENTIAL THURSDAY
The “Film After Noir,” series (the Spring 2011 Proseminar in Cinema and Culture) continues this Thursday, April 28, with a screening of L.A. Confidential (1997, Curtis Hanson, 134 min.), starting at 7 p.m. in 101 BCSB.
DAMAZO AND BOOKMAN GOING TO CANNES
Jesse Damazo and Joe Bookman wrote and directed the 15-minute film The Agony and Sweat of the Human Spirit, which will be shown in France next month as part of the Cannes Film Festival’s student film competition, Cinéfondation. Read the story in International Accents here: http://accents.international.uiowa.edu/global-footnotes/ui-students-to-s...
SOUND RESEARCH SEMINAR FRIDAY
SEEING SOUND: EXPERIMENTS IN “SYNC”
A screening and discussion of experimental films presented by MICHELLE PUETZ, PhD candidate, University of Chicago
THE GYPSY CRIED (CHRIS LANGDON, 1972, 3 min.]
PICT AND SD RUSHES (MORGAN FISHER, 1973, 11 min.)
SOUNDTRACK (BARRY SPINELLO, 1969, 10 min.)
EPISODIC GENERATION (PAUL SHARITS, 1978, 30 min.
FRIDAY, APRIL 29th, 2011
FRANKLIN MILLER SCREENING ROOM [E105 AJB]
GOLZ AND TIMOFEYEV NOMINATED FOR AWARD
CCL faculty member Sabine Golz & partner Oleg Timofeyev have been nominated for Best Directors Best Screenplay & Best Cinematographer for their film "Dreams of the Past" by the nominations committee of the 2011 World Music and Independent Film Festival, which will take place August 15th through August 20th, 2011, in Washington, DC. http://wmiff.com/
DAVID HARVEY TEACHING AWARD
Hearty congratulations to PhD in film studies student David Harvey, who has been awarded an Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award from the University of Iowa Council on Teaching. These are very competitive awards that rely upon nominations from students and supporting documents, including teaching evaluations. David will be honored in a ceremony at the end of the spring semester, 2011.
CROMPTON, RICHARDSON, TITZ FILMS TO SCREEN
Beginning at 7pm on Sunday April 24th, the Bijou Theater will be host to the graduate thesis screenings of Stephen Crompton, Zardon Richardson and Florina Titz. Each screening will be followed by a Q&A. These films are the result of the collaboration and hard work of many members of this department.
The screenings will run as follows:
Mall Church (Stephen Crompton, 25 mins)
A documentary exploring the trend of churches opening for business in shopping malls throughout the American Midwest.
Chief (Zardon Richardson)
i.will.know.you (Florina Titz, 25 mins)
PAULA AMAD RECEIVES TWO AWARDS
Associate Professor Paula Amad has received a Shpilman Institute Research Grant for 2011 from the Shpilman Institute for Photography. The grant carries a cash award of $15,000, which will go toward Professor Amad's current project, entitled, "The Earth’s 'Lost Archives': Rethinking Memory through Aerial Photography.”
CRAFT, CRITIQUE, CULTURE APRIL 16-17
Five CCL graduate students (Dmitrios Latsis, David Harvey, Rachael Small, Kyle Stine, and Derek Gromadzki), along with a host of budding artists and scholars from cognate programs from the UI and around the country, will take part in this year's 10th annual Craft, Critique, Culture conference, to be held April 16-17, 2011. For details: http://www.uiowa.edu/~c3conf/index.html.
CITRON AND STRAND MINI-FEATURES FRIDAY
The screening series, "Rites of Resistance: Gender, Performance Art, and Film in the 60s and 70s," concludes this Friday (4/15) at 7pm in E105 AJB.
A double feature! Michelle Citron and Chick Strand blur the line between fact and fiction in two extraordinary and rarely-screened mini-feature-length films (see below) that nicely compliment the slate of films coming to town for the IC DOCS festival. In between the Citron and Strand films, we'll screen never-before-screened home movie footage of Lil Picard at home with her man Dell.
BODY HEAT THURSDAY
The “Film After Noir,” series (the Spring 2011 Proseminar in Cinema and Culture) continues this Thursday, April 14, with a screening of Body Heat (1981, Lawrence Kasdan, 113 min.), starting at 7 p.m. in 101 BCSB.
GAY SHAME, FRIDAY, APRIL 8
“Gay Shame,” a screening of two extremely rare films: Screen Test #2 (Andy Warhol/Ronald Tavel, 1965) and It is Not the Homosexual Who is Perverse it is the Situation in which He Lives (Rosa von Praunheim, 1970). The screening wlll take place Friday April 8th at 7PM in the Franklin Miller Screening Room (E105 Adler Journalism Bldg). “Gay Shame” is the fifth screening in a six=part film series entitled "Rites of Resistance: Gender, Performance Art, and Film in the '60s and '70s."
A TRIBUTE TO LEIGHTON; BON VOYAGE!
On the sad occasion of Leighton Pierce's departure from the University of Iowa, his colleagues and students (present and past) wish him all the best. Watch the tribute video here: http://www.vimeo.com/23624846. Many of you will recognize the script, which Leighton wrote for many years' worth of use in the introductory course "Modes of Film and Video Production." A special thanks to Chris Renaud and Florina Titz for their work on creating the video.
FINAL NOIR THURSDAY: MEMENTO
The “Film After Noir,” series (the Spring 2011 Proseminar in Cinema and Culture) will screen its final film this Thursday, May 5, at 7 p.m. in 101 BCSB: Memento (2000, Christopher Nolan, 113 min.).
The Fall 2011 Proseminar on Cinema and Culture Begins!
Directed by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack
USA, 1925, 71min
Thursday, August 25
6:30 PM (please note time change from past semesters)
ENVIRONMENTAL CINEMA THROUGHOUT FALL SEMESTER
The Fall 2011 Proseminar on Environmental Cinema begins this week, Thursday, August 25, at 6:30 pm in 101 Becker Communication Studies Building (BCSB). All screenings are free and open to the public. The series of international films, historical and contemporary, will feature a number of rare prints, including James Benning's 13 Lakes, Jason Livingston's Underfoot & Overstory, and Andrej Zdravic's Restless.
Directed by Josh Fox
USA, 2010, 107m
Thursday, September 29
FOUR PIECES ON CROSSING
Russell Valentino's recent Iowa Review posts from Sapporo to St. Petersburg are at
TWO FILMS ON CHINA THURSDAY
This week the Proseminar on Environmental Cinema looks at Chinese eco-films concerning the development and cultural effects of the Three Gorges Dam, featuring Jia Zhangke’s Still Life and excerpts from the award-winning documentary Up the Yangtze.
KAMINSKY ON POETRY, TRANSLATION THIS WEEK
Monday, September 19, 10:30pm, www.writinguniversity.org
Join 2011 Ida Cordelia Beam Visiting Scholar, Ilya Kaminsky, as he answers your questions during a Live Discussion via the Virtual Writing University website. Any questions you have for Professor Kaminsky can be submitted via this link: http://www.writinguniversity.org/index.php/main/submit.
Tuesday, September 20, 4:30pm, Shambaugh House (430 N. Clinton Street)
DEAD AUTHORS LIVE
LIVE AT THE HAUNTED BOOKSHOP
August 26 – James Joyce
7pm – September 30
D. H. LAWRENCE
Reading “The Odor of Chrysanthemums”
October 28 – Henry James
“The Turn of the Screw”
November 25 – Robert Louis Stevenson
“The Beach at Falesa”
December 23 – Dylan Thomas
“A Child’s Christmas in Wales”
All readings are free and open to the public – All admirers of the authors are invited to participate in the reading.
SILENT RUNNING AND MORE THURSDAY
Directed by Douglas Trumbull
USA, 1972, 89m
Dead Earth in rare 16mm print
Directed by Leonard M. Henny
USA, 1970, 20m
Thursday, September 15
Friday, September 9, 3:30 PM in 101 BCSB
Robert Rauschenberg - Open Score and John Cage - Variations VII
UPCOMING AT THE BIJOU
THE INTERRUPTERS screenings followed by Q&A sessions - Saturday September 10!
Zak Piper, a co-producer of THE INTERRUPTERS, and Cobe Williams, a featured Interrupter in the film, will host a Q&A session after both our 4:15 pm and 9:30 pm screenings. Don’t miss it!
9/9: 9:30 pm
9/10: 4:15 pm & 9:30 pm Both screenings w/Q&A session with Zak Piper and Cobe Williams!
9/11: 3:00 pm
9/13: 9:30 pm
9/14: 9:30 pm
9/15: 7:00 pm
ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST THURSDAY NIGHT
Once Upon a Time in the West
[C'era una volta il West]
Directed by Sergio Leone
Italy/USA, 1968, 175min
Thursday, September 8
The Proseminar on Environmental Cinema presents
a special event with guest scholar SCOTT RICHMOND (Wayne State University) and a screening of
Directed by Godfrey Reggio
USA, 1982, 86m
Thursday, October 27
E105 AJB ***PLEASE NOTE ROOM CHANGE***
HISTORIAS EXTRAORDINARIAS SATURDAY
The IWP Cinematheque screening of the Argentine film, Historias extraordinarias (Mariano Llinás, 2008, 4 hours with an intermission) will take place on Saturday, October 29, beginning at 7:00 p.m. in E105 AJB. The film will be introduced by Argentine writer María Sonia Cristoff. The film is in Spanish with English subtitles.
Historias extraordinarias – Mariano Llinás [Argentina, 2008, 240’]
Utopia in Four Movements is a live documentary performance by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Sam Green in collaboration with Dave Cerf and Brooklyn band The Quavers. Utopia uses the collective experience of cinema to explore the battered state of the utopian impulse at the dawn of the twenty-first century. This event is FREE and open to the public on Friday, Oct. 28, 2011 at the Englert Theatre. Show starts at 8pm, doors open at 7:30.
LIVINGSTON'S UNDER FOOT THURSDAY
The Proseminar on Environmental Cinema presents a very special visit by filmmaker Jason Livingston, a screening of his work in 16mm, and a new work in progress.
UNDER FOOT & OVERSTORY in exclusive 16mm print
Directed by Jason Livingston
USA, 2005, 35m
Thursday, October 20
MALICK'S TREE OF LIFE FRIDAY
Friday, October 14th at 3:30 PM in 105 AJB
The Tree of Life (dir. Terrence Malick, 2011)
Join for a screening of The Tree of Life, Terrence Malick's Palme d'Or winning film. Spooling out to envision the origin of life and the time the dinosaurs walked the earth, the film is centered around three boys growing up in Waco, Texas in the 1950s. Lauded for its cinematography, the film will be digitally projected from the newly released Blu-Ray dvd.
ENVIRONMENTAL CINEMA TONIGHT: BARAKA
Directed by Ron Fricke
USA, 1992, 96m
Thursday, October 13
LAST COMMUNIST TONIGHT
The IWP CINEMATHEQUE (a writer-curated series of screenings followed by Q&As) continues tonight with The Last Communist (Malaysia, dir. Amir Muhammad. 2006. 90 min). NB: THIS SCREENING AT 8:15PM, in E 105 AJB
YOUNG STARLETS OF JAPANESE CINEMA
"Young Starlets of Japanese Cinema" is the theme of a new film series at the University of Iowa, which begins Friday, Oct. 14, with a screening of ONE MILLION YEN GIRL at 7 p.m. at the Bijou Cinema in the Iowa Memorial Union. All screenings are free and open to the public.
JOB IN FILM AND VIDEO PRODUCTION
The Department of Cinema and Comparative Literature at the University of Iowa invites applications for a Film/Video maker with a specialty in Digital Media & New Genres for a full-time tenure-track assistant professor position beginning August 2012. This position is part of the Public Humanities in a Digital World Cluster initiative. Applicants must demonstrate interest in dialogue and engagement with intellectual and creative communities across and outside the university.
DAILY BREAD TONIGHT
Unser täglich Brot [Our Daily Bread]
Directed by Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Germany/Austria, 2005, 92m
Thursday, November 10
CRUDE AWAKENING TONIGHT
A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash
Directed by Basil Gelpke and Raymond McCormack
Switzerland/Germany, 2006, 84m
Thursday, November 3
HOLLIS FRAMPTON THURSDAY
The Proseminar on Environmental Cinema features two Hollis Frampton films on 16mm
Ordinary Matter (Hapax Legomena V)
USA, 1972, 36m, 16mm
Summer Solstice (Solariumagelani)
USA, 1974, 32m, 16mm
Thursday, December 8
This week the Proseminar on Environmental Cinema wraps up the semester with two rare prints of films by Hollis Frampton.