Past Events

Campus Discussion with Wang Xiaoshuai, Director of "Beijing Bicycle"

Monday, October 20, 2014 - 3:30pm
Room 0302-J, Hornbake Library

Join us for a discussion with Wang Xiaoshuai, Director of Beijing Bicycle. The film is a tale about two Chinese youth caught up in the many idiosyncrasies of a rapidly changing society.

This is a free event, sponsored by the Confucius Institute at UMD. Please note that the Confucius Institute is in the process of obtaining the rights to the film and hopes to screen it at this event.

Making Films in Argentina: Yesterday and Today

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 5:00pm
2120 Francis Scott Key Hall (Merrill Room)

Talk and screening: Chris Moore will discuss a short film about Jorge Prelorán, a young Argentine filmmaker, who in 1965 began work on a documentary film in Valle Fértil, a small town at the foot of the Andes. Over the course of the next seven years, as Prelorán worked to finish the film, he encountered all sorts of challenges. Moore will examine the story behind the making of Valle Fértil (1972) which suggests that the politics of film and art are determined by much more than content.

Panel: Careers in Media, Film & Entertainment

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 4:00pm
3100 Hornbake - University Career Center

Hear from successful alumni and employers who work in the fields of media, film & entertainment! Panelists will represent such organizations as Comcast Spectator, Nickelodeon, WJZ-TV Baltimore and more. The first hour of the event will be a career panel. From 5-6 pm, you will be able to follow up with the panelists one-on-one with additional questions.

This event is sponsored by the College of Arts & Humanities, but students of all majors are welcome to attend. Please RSVP via the University of Maryland ARHU Student Affairs Facebook Page.

A Viewing of "Quest for Meaning"

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 7:00pm
110 Tawes Hall

Come see A Quest for Meaning. This new documentary from The Duncan Entertainment Group about J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis will premiere on PBS this fall, but you can see it now! After the screening, director Chip Duncan will be here in person to have a Q & A with the audience.

Cinematic Subversions: A Mini-Festival of Dangerous Sights and Sounds

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 7:00pm
Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 7:00pm
Friday, September 19, 2014 - 7:00pm
Leah Smith Hall

Cannes is too expensive and Sundance is too Hollywood: join us instead for three films that investigate subversion in our cities and cinemas. From the subtle disruption of finding art in trash, to political projects that would remake our social relations, these films each record and deploy subversion in its everyday guises.

End-of-Semester-Party and Careers in Film Panel

Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 6:00pm
Hornbake Media Services Rm. J

As we reach the end of the semester, The Film Studies Program is proud to host a panel by local professionals who work with film. Each guest will speak briefly about what they do, how they prepared for and found their career, and other useful information. This will be followed by a Q&A session, and an informal reception to celebrate the first graduating cohort of film studies majors!

Selling America Abroad: Tibor Hirsch and the United States Information Agency Film Program

Friday, April 18, 2014 - 12:00pm
Hornbake Media Library Room H

Brian Real, a PhD candidate in the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland, will present a significantly updated and revised version of a paper he gave at the 2013 Northeast Historic Film Summer Symposium.