October 18th, 2010

The Cinematic Artistry of Roman Polanski

Monday, October 25th, 2010 at 6:30pm

Room 150, Kiely Hall

Queens College, CUNY

Join us for a discussion of the work of Roman Polanski, director of numerous films including Knife in the Water (1962), Repulsion (1965), Rosemary’s Baby (1968), Chinatown (1974), Frantic (1988), and The Pianist (2002).

Panelists include Dr. Stuart Liebman (Professor of Film and Media Studies, Queens College and the Graduate Center, CUNY), Joe Neumaier (New York Daily News), Matt Zoller Seitz (filmmaker and Salon film critic), and Dr. Sheila Skaff (author of The Law of the Looking Glass: Cinema in Poland, 1896-1939).

Sponsored by the Media Studies Department of Queens College, the Queens Jewish Historical Society, and the Polish-Jewish Dialogue Committee

Admission is free, and all are welcome to attend

Photo: James Jackson/Evening Standard/Getty Images

May 25th, 2010

3rd New York Documentary Film Festival, Festival dei Popoli

Meet the Directors @ Calandra!
3rd New York Documentary Film Festival, Festival dei Popoli

Students, cinema enthusiasts, producers, amateurs, filmmakers, don’t miss the opportunity to meet some of the greatest contemporary Italian documentary directors!
Meet Directors Enrica Colusso, Alessandro Rossetto, and Gianfranco Rosi.

There will be a roundtable moderated by producer Tanja Meding with opening remarks by Joseph Sciorra (Calandra).

Thursday, May 27, 4:30 pm, John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, 25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor.

Information: 212-642-2094.

Free admission.

The audience will be invited to interact with the directors, ask them questions about the documentaries they are presenting at the Festival, their careers, and the art of movie making. Everyone is invited to participate and take this unique opportunity to gain full insight into the Italian cinema world.

March 11th, 2010

Museum of the Moving Image Internships

Museum of the Moving Image offers full-time, paid summer internships. Under the supervision of department heads, interns have the opportunity to learn about the full range of Museum operations and to work on projects related to the fall 2010 opening of the Museum’s renovated and expanded facility. Undergraduates entering their senior year in fall 2010, college graduates, and graduate students are eligible to apply.

Collection: Interns will assist in researching and cataloging objects to be made accessible online, and participate in the Museum’s open-source, web-based collection management software project.

Development and Special Events: Interns will work with the Museum’s Director on preparations for gala events related to the opening of the expanded facility, and provide support for the Museum’s fundraising efforts.

Digital Imaging/Photography: Interns will assist with the digital photography and scanning of Museum artifacts and the correction and editing of images.

Digital Media: Interns will provide support for updates to interactive exhibits within the core exhibition Behind the Screen, and assist with the implementation of a new design for the Museum’s website.

Film: Interns will work on the planning of film programs. Interns will also assist with content research for the website Moving Image Source, and with the preparation of editorial content for various program and exhibition related projects.

To apply, please submit the following:
1. A cover letter and resume
2. A 300-word statement describing your interest in interning with one of the departments listed above and your reasons for selecting that department
3. A 50-word statement indicating your second-choice department and your reasons for selecting that department
4. One letter of recommendation from a current or past professor

Applications must be received no later than April 9.
Finalists will be interviewed in person or by phone. Successful applicants will be notified no later than May 7.

Mail applications to:
Museum of the Moving Image
35 Avenue at 36 Street
Astoria, NY 11106

E-mail applications to:
Use the PDF format for the required documents.

MMI 2010 Summer Internships

Arts Intern Posting

March 11th, 2010

Pierre Sauvage Film Series at the Museum of Jewish Heritage

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March 11th, 2010

Focus on French Cinema 2010

Focus on French Cinema 2010, the 6th annual festival of French cinema is a great way to experience the best of French and Francophone film. This year, we will feature 5 US Premieres, a selection of short films from Belgium as well as a Saturday late-night thriller Peur(s) du noir, an animated selection of
six nightmarish visions of fear.

On Thursday, April 8 student passes will apply to the pre-festival film “J’ai tue ma mere” the award winning film directed and written by the highly acclaimed young director Xavier Dolan.

Also, Join Purchase Students at the Stood following the film for “Paris is Burning! A Sizzling Night at the Moulin Rouge” a Cabaret /Burlesque themed night complete with refreshments and entertainment!

We are happy to announce that Focus on French Cinema is offering a selection of discounted prices for students. Pricing begins at $5.00 per student. But why not take advantage of the $20 weekend pass? This includes all films, the Breakfast with the Actors and Directors and the on campus film workshops. If you buy your tickets now, we are offering a “limited offer” that will allow students with ID to purchase one pass and receive the second pass at half price. Thus – two weekend passes to all films and workshops for $30.

For more information, go to www.focusonfrenchcinema.org or visit us on Facebook.


Jesse Bernhardt
Focus on French Cinema

March 10th, 2010

PRO-TV Summer Media Teaching Opportunity

The Downtown Community Television Center’s PRO-TV Program is currently seeking undergraduate and graduate film and/or media majors to participate as media instructors for the Summer Media Intensive (SMI).  The SMI is a 6-week program, hosted in cooperation with the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) that offers high school-aged students the opportunity to create short documentary, narrative, animation, or experimental videos with a sociopolitical focus.  Students work in groups of 6-8 with an instructor to conceptualize, shoot, and edit a piece that is screened publicly at the end of the program.  This is a fantastic opportunity to gain teaching skills while enhancing your own personal production experience in an alternative educational setting.  The program is tentatively scheduled to meet 5 days a week, 11AM – 4PM. with an hour lunch.  The program is scheduled to begin Tuesday, July 6th and end on Monday, August 16th with a tentative screening date of Thursday, August 19th.

College credit and a small stipend are available for compensation.  Students interested in applying to the position must submit a resume, brief cover letter, and reel (online or dvd) to protv@dctvny.org.  For further questions, please contact Chinisha Scott, PRO-TV Program Coordinator at (212) 966-4510 x.642 or by e-mail at chinisha@dctvny.org.

Thank you,

Clarivel Ruiz

PRO-TV Program Director

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