Hello and welcome to our faithful readers, both those who have followed us since last winter and those exploring the website anew. We have been busy so far in 2018 creating criticism/analysis about film noir, page-to-screen adaptation, and live coverage of the Mountainfilm Film Festival.

At POVwinona we are excited to announce new content for this fall, featuring issues relating to the action and sci-fi genres.  WSU Film Studies students are also curating a film series for the university theme of “Resilience,” which will include a behind-the-scenes look into the process as well as previews and reviews of films being shown.  Various critical and creative content will appear monthly so stay tuned for content as it appears.  Layout changes will also be customized, giving POVwinona a more personal and navigable look.  Please like and share us on our social media platforms @wsufilmsstudies on Facebook, @wsufilmstudies on Twitter, and the Film Studies program page on the winona.edu directory.

POVwinona creator and co-editor Seth Lamey

Our editing team this fall is led by senior Film Studies major Seth Lamey.  Seth has the experience of numerous film genres classes as well as criticism/theory and filmmaking courses at WSU.  He has volunteered at Winona’s Frozen River Film Festival and the Mountainfilm Film Festival in Telluride, Colorado, providing video content and reviews.  He also wrote extensively about the work of auteur director Stanley Kubrick for POV this summer.

POVwinona co-editor Morghan Lemmenes

Joining Seth this fall is co-editor Morghan Lemmenes. Morghan is a senior English-Writing major and a Film Studies minor at Winona State University. She has experience in a handful film genre classes as well as criticism and theory. She is also the features editor for the campus newspaper, The Winonan,  where she edits film reviews and writes articles about events on campus.

Stay tuned for updates on our University Theme Film Series, which will begin with the documentary Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope (dir. James Redford, 2016) Oct. 2 and continue with an exciting mix of classic, documentary, and contemporary films depicting resilience in a number of forms and guises.