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November 20, 2018
The Cinema and Media Studies major that was launched in autumn 2017 just marked its first anniversary!  Check out the write up 'Cinema and media studies major celebrates its first year as an established major at the UW' in The Daily
Metoo film event flyer
November 8, 2018
One year ago, the revelation of Harvey Weinstein’s serial harassment and sexual assault of women exposed Hollywood’s dirty secret and propelled a movement. What has been the fallout for women in the film and media industries?  What is going on now in Hollywood and beyond to transform the toxic culture of the entertainment industry?   The Seattle University Film Studies and University Core Programs, in collaboration with the University of Washington Cinema and Media Studies Department, have... Read more
Battleship Potemkin
October 30, 2018
Saturday, November 17, 2018 Seattle Center SIFF Film Center 305 Harrison St., Seattle, WA 98109 Join facilitator José Alaniz for an audience-fueled exploration of Sergei Eisenstein's staggering masterpiece which revolutionized the language of cinema. ABOUT CINEMA DISSECTIONCinema Dissection affords film lovers an exciting opportunity to dig deeper into the films that they love. Inspired by Roger Ebert's annual Cinema Interruptus in Boulder, CO, attendees will participate with a... Read more
Romanian Film Festival in Seattle 5th edition poster
October 24, 2018
 The American Romanian Cultural Society (ARCS) has organized the 5th edition of the Romanian Film Festival, One Eye Laughing, One Eye Crying.  ARCS, co-founded by one of our alumni Ileana Marin (Ph.D. 2011), is a non-profit that promotes traditions and culture of Eastern Europe, focusing on the American Romanian cultural heritage in the Seattle area.  The films were selected with this year’s theme Uncanny Worlds.  The film festival will be held November 2-4 at SIFF Cinema Uptown. ... Read more
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October 22, 2018
Professor Stephen Groening was interviewed for a piece on CNN Travel "Why do we cry on airplanes?". Read more about Professor Groening's research in his article: Crying while Flying: The Intimacy of Inflight Entertainment.
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October 17, 2018
Stephen Groening, Professor of Cinema and Media, has studied how inflight entertainment might have unique effects on travelers. Featured on CNN 
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October 5, 2018
We have received sad news about our alumnus Herbie Lindenberger.   Herbert G. Lindenberger, Ph.D. 1955, died in San Francisco on Oct. 1, 2018.  Among the first and most distinguished alumni of our department, Herbie (as he was known to everyone) taught at the University of California, Riverside, at Washington University in St. Louis, and from 1969 until his retirement in 2001 at Stanford University.  He chaired comparative literature programs at all three institutions, for 14 years in all.  He... Read more
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October 5, 2018
“I want to recover these moments in which women were stepping out into the streets, onto the screen, and behind the camera and mobilizing." Featured on The Whole U 
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October 5, 2018
Jennifer Bean was featured as the latest Faculty Friday Spotlight on The Whole U, a UW publication for the university's faculty and staff.  Read the feature about her work preserving silent films on The Whole U website.
flyer 500 years screening
September 27, 2018
The Department of Comparative Literature, Cinema and Media is one of the co-sponors for the upcoming film screening and discussion of 500 Years - Life in Resistance on Thursday, October 4th at 4:30pm in Thomson Hall Room 101. 500 Years is a documentary film about the genocide trial of former dictator General Rios Montt and   tells the story of the indigenous Mayan population, and the uprising that followed the trial.   Co-directors Paco de Onís & Pamela Yates and Dr. Irma Alicia Velásquez,... Read more