Winona State University’s Film Studies Program and Krueger Library are the recipients of a collection of books donated by the estate of Twin Cities documentary filmmaker, curator, and cinephile Al Milgrom, who passed away in 2020 at the age of 98.
On Friday, March 12 at 7 pm the Film Studies Program is sponsoring a free virtual screening of Lauren Baker’s first feature film, Cohabitation (2020): go to https://watch.eventive.org/wsu for a free ticket.
Welcome to the sixth and final issue on the French New Wave film movement. We will discuss topics like the Black Panther Party, adultery, political protests, and more during this final issue, finally concluding our journey through one of the most important and iconic film movements of all time.
As my last film in the French New Wave series, It is with a heavy heart that I introduce François Truffaut’s 1973 film, La Nuit Américane, or Day for Night in English. Despite my melancholy, the film isn’t actually sad, but rather enjoyable. Day for Night fully shows what It’s like to work on a set and film a full feature-length movie from different perspectives of everybody working on set, such as the actors, the director, the script girl, the props man, and several other employees.
Agnes Varda’s 1968 documentary titled Black Panthers openly and honestly captured the group’s members and what they stood for within a brief twenty-eight-minutes. This piece also dives into how this 1968 documentary is incredibly relevant in 2020, including discussion on “Black Lives Matter”, “All Lives Matter”, and more.
Film Studies students in the “Women Horror Directors” course developed a podcast show they are calling “Not Another Boys Club: Women Make Horror”. In this episode, students Shelbie and Molly discuss “XX” (2017), an anthology collection of short horror films by several women directors.
Film Studies students in the “Women Horror Directors” course developed a podcast show they are calling “Not Another Boys Club: Women Make Horror”. In this episode, students Anna and Lily discuss Jackie Kong’s “Blood Diner” (1987).
Film Studies students in the “Women Horror Directors” course developed a podcast show they are calling “Not Another Boys Club: Women Make Horror”. In this episode, students Jay and Aaron discuss Karyn Kusama’s “The Invitation” (2015).
Film Studies students in the “Women Horror Directors” course developed a podcast show they are calling “Not Another Boys Club: Women Make Horror”. In this episode, students David and Lucy discuss Lynne Ramsay’s “We Need to Talk about Kevin” (2001).
Film Studies students in the “Women Horror Directors” course developed a podcast show they are calling “Not Another Boys Club: Women Make Horror”. In this episode, students Maddy and Hattie discuss Agnieszka Smoczńska’s “The Lure” (2015).
Film Studies students in the “Women Horror Directors” course developed a podcast show they are calling “Not Another Boys Club: Women Make Horror”. In this episode, students Kelli, John, and Kamal discuss Mary Lambert’s “Pet Semetary” (1989).
Interested in getting your film project distributed or your script picked up for production? Here’s your chance: First Frame International Film Festival’s inaugural year is offering a distribution deal or the opportunity to have your script produced for the Top Prize winner!
Director Greta Gerwig’s 2019 Little Women film adaptation is an example of reimagined classic stories done justice – plus, a truly rockstar cast, including Timothée Chalamet, Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, and many more familiar faces. Here on POV, we dive into what Gerwig’s Little Women got so right.
Brooklyn (2015), based on a novel by Colm Tóibín also titled Brooklyn, is about an Irish girl named Eilis, played by Saoirse Ronan. Ronan’s character travels from Ireland to New York during the 1950s, a time where Irish migration to New York was blooming. Director John Crowley’s take on the film captures the author’s delicate conversations and the actress’ and actors’ performances, creating a rich, romantic period drama that follows not only Eilis’ story, but her heart.
Oh, the dangers of using social media. The Social Dilemma, a 2020 documentary directed by Jeff Orlowski, shows how social media sites suck you in, only to feed what you want to hear, and prioritizes money over quality content.
Co-Directors Hailey Torborg and Shelbie Carson worked collaboratively with dozens of peers to create 2020: One Week on Campus. With proper social distancing and safety protocols this film captures the life of college students during the pandemic, protests, and politics of fall semester 2020.
An educational documentary film exploring various woodworking careers at Sanborn Canoe Co. and Merrimack Canoe Company.
The premiere of the highly anticipated Disney live-action, Mulan (2020), is now in the midst of major controversy after falling flat on several different aspects in the eyes of both the public and critics.
In this episode of The Professor, emotions run high as students compete for attention and cope with that most dreaded of tasks: the group project. Who will get the “final A”?
1917 is one of the most talked-about films of the year. But besides for the masterful technical work, how does the war film measure up?
An unpredictable film covering the struggle that aging actors faced in the 1960’s, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood employs many of the era’s techniques and invites its viewers to reminisce while foreshadowing the violence that lurks in Hollywood’s shadows.
Paying homage to the classic Siskel and Ebert review show: At the Movies, Noah Mruz and Harrison McCormick discuss the latest and greatest Eddie Murphy Film.
Lorene Scafaria’s Hustlers (2019) brings together a great team of A-List talents, but ultimately, leaves a lot to be desired both its ideological message and its cinematography. In the end, the only thing Hustlers will be hustling is your time and money.
This cheesy love story will bring viewers back to their high school days with its awkward relationships and confrontation of bullying.
Chucky gets his very own remake 31 years later, one with cool effects and creepy surprises, with talents from Mark Hamill and Aubrey Plaza.
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