List of Events

ICAL
    • THE FOXY MERKINS
    • When: January 28, 2015 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    • Where: Cinema Studies, Michelson Theater 6th, Floor 721 Broadway
    • Summary: THE FOXY MERKINS (2013, 81 min., Dir. Madeleine Olnek)
    • CONTEMPORARY LATINA/O MEDIA
    • When: February 11, 2015 6:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    • Where: El Café, El Museo del Barrio, 1230 5th Avenue
    • Summary: CONTEMPORARY LATINA/O MEDIA: Production, Circulation, Politics (2014, NYU Press)
    • MY POINT OF VIEW: Disability and Filmmaking
    • When: February 19, 2015 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    • Where: MEDIA, CULTURE, AND COMMUNICATION, 239 Greene Street, 8th Floor
    • Summary: Using the chronology of the past ten years, filmmaker and media artist JASON DASILVA explains how his work shifted thematically after he was diagnosed with primary progressive multiple sclerosis at the age of twenty-five.
    • MEGALOPOLIS FILM SERIES
    • When: February 20, 2015 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Where: HAGOP KEVORKIAN CENTER FOR NEAR EASTERN STUDIES, SCREENING ROOM, 50 WASHINGTON SQUARE SOUTH , New York, NY
    • Summary: CAIRO DRIVE (2013, 79 min., Dir: Sherief ElKatsha) The Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies’ February film series featuring CAIRO DRIVE
    • INNOVATIONS IN MEDIA ANTHROPOLOGY
    • When: February 26, 2015 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Where: Department of Anthropology, Kriser Screening Room, 25 Waverly Place, Ground Floor
    • Summary: NYU Graduate Program in Culture & Media alumna discusses her work creating the first Latin American Indigenous media archive and her recent book, Indigenous Media in Mexico: Culture, Community, and the State (2013, Duke University Press).
    • WHOSE STORY IS IT?
    • When: March 2, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    • Where: NYU ARTHUR L. CARTER JOURNALISM INSTITUTE 20 COOPER SQUARE, 7TH FLOOR COMMONS
    • Summary: WHOSE STORY IS IT? Perspectives in/on Documentary Storytelling
    • MOSQUITA Y MARI
    • When: March 5, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    • Where: KIMMEL CENTER FOR UNIVERSITY LIFE, 60 WASHINGTON SQUARE SOUTH, ROOM 802-SHORIN PERFORMANCE STUDIO
    • Summary: A feature film, coming of age story focusing on a tender friendship between two young Chicanas.
    • THE SITUATION OF THE GRAVITY
    • When: March 12, 2015 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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    • Summary: THE SITUATION OF THE GRAVITY: Ontologies of Terrestrialism and Social Theory Off-Planet
    • QUICHWA FILM SHOWCASE
    • When: March 26, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    • Where: National Museum of the American Indian, The George Gustav Heye Center, 1 Bowling Green, New York
    • Summary: QUICHWA FILM SHOWCASE: Indigenous Media from the Andes and Beyond
    • DINÉ SPOTLIGHT: A Showcase of Navajo Film
    • When: April 9, 2015 6:00 pm - April 11, 2015 1:00 pm
    • Where: Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, Auditorium, 1 Bowling Green
    • Summary: This two-day showcase of outstanding recent films explores the creative vision of Diné filmmakers by screening recent works and roundtable discussions.
    • MAKING TIME: Discipline and Religion in America’s Prisons
    • When: April 10, 2015 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    • Where: JUROW LECTURE HALL, Silver Center, 100 Washington Square East
    • Summary: A public conversation about making, rather than doing, time and the critical and often misunderstood role religion plays in geographies of confinement and discipline, as well as in the everyday practices of incarcerated people.
    • RECALCULATING WALL STREET RATIONALITIES
    • When: April 16, 2015 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    • Where: Kimball Hall Lounge, 246 Greene Street
    • Summary: RECALCULATING WALL STREET RATIONALITIES: A Rethinking of Financial Risk and “Risk Culture” Lecture by KAREN HO (Anthropology, University of Minnesota)
    • REMEMBERING YAYAYI
    • When: April 28, 2015
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    • Summary: Australian Aboriginal elder Marlene Nampitjinpa Spencer reflects on a remarkable history in conversation with Fred Myers, an anthropologist she has known since she was a young girl. Post-screening Q&A w/ Fred Myers (57 min, Dirs: Pip Deveson, Ian Dunlop, Fred Myers)
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    • 3rd Annual George Stoney Memorial Presentation
    • When: September 16, 2015
    • Where: Cinema Studies, Michelson Theater, 721 Broadway, 6th floor
    • Summary: Screening of Happy Collaborator (Dir: Mike Hazard, 2015, 54 min.), a documentary portrait on George Stoney, followed by a discussion with the filmmaker and Stoney's former NYU colleagues/film collaborators featured in the film, Jim Brown (Film & TV) and David Bagnall (Film & TV)
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    • An Ordinary Election
    • When: September 18, 2015 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    • Where: CINEMA STUDIES, MICHELSON THEATER 721 BROADWAY, 6TH FLOOR
    • Summary: Screening of AN ORDINARY ELECTION (Dir: Lalit Vachani, 2015, 125 min.)
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    • Alexandrian Summer
    • When: September 20, 2015 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    • Where: Center for Jewish History, Auditorium, 15 West 16th Street
    • Summary: A celebration of the publication of Yitzhak Gormezano-Goren’s "Alexandrian Summer" in English, and premiere of Amit Goren’s "Alexandrian Summers Again and Forever".
    • Non-Sovereign Futures And French Caribbean Politics
    • When: October 1, 2015 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    • Where: Please check back for location
    • Summary: "Non-Sovereign Futures and French Caribbean Politics" lecture by Yarimar Bonilla (Anthropology and Caribbean Studies, Rutgers University) 
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    • Margarita With A Straw
    • When: October 2, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    • Where: Cinema Studies, Michelson Theater, 721 Broadway, 6th Floor
    • Summary: Screening of Margarita With A Straw (Dirs: Shonali Bose and Nilesh Maniyar, 2015, 100 min.)
    • SUFFRAGETTE special pre-release screening
    • When: October 5, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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    • Summary: Pre-release screening: SUFFRAGETTE (2015, 106 min., Dir. Sarah Gavron), starring Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, Meryl Streep. Intro (via skype) by Director Sarah Gavron
    • Film Arabi
    • When: October 15, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    • Where: HAGOP KEVORKIAN CENTER FOR NEAR EASTERN STUDIES, 50 WASHINGTON SQUARE SOUTH, SCREENING ROOM
    • Summary: Screening of FILM ARABI (Arab Movie) (Filmmakers: Eyal Sagui Bezawe & Sara Tsifroni, 2015, 60 min.), a surprising documentary exploring the 1970s Israeli infatuation with Egyptian comedies and melodramas despite the enmity between the two countries.
    • The Margaret Mead Film Festival
    • When: October 22, 2015 - October 25, 2015
    • Where: American Museum of Natural History
    • Summary: The Margaret Mead Film Festival
    • Theory On The Ground
    • When: November 5, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    • Where: 20 COOPER SQUARE, 4TH FLOOR
    • Summary: RELIGION AND VIOLENCE SERIES presents THEORY ON THE GROUND: Religion and spirituality, repressing and redeeming the struggles for justice. A conversation about how religion, race, gender, and sexuality intersect in the battle to resist state violence.
    • Post-Neoliberalist Technocracy In Ecuador
    • When: November 12, 2015 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    • Where: VANDERBILT HALL, ROOM 218, 40 WASHINGTON SQUARE SOUTH
    • Summary: "POST-NEOLIBERALIST TECHNOCRACY IN ECUADOR: Human Rights and Food Sovereignty Indicators in the Plurination" lecture by JOHANNES WALDMÜLLER (Duke University)
    • Culture/Media Lab: The Making Of “Democrats”
    • When: November 23, 2015 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Where: Department of Anthropology, 25 Waverly Place, Kriser Screening Room
    • Summary: Documentarian Camilla Nielsson, NYU Program in Culture & Media alumna discusses her 2015 Tribeca award-winner debuting at Film Forum
    • TREMBLING MOUNTAIN
    • When: December 11, 2015 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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    • Summary: Kesang Tseten discusses and screens excerpts from his film-in-progress, Trembling Mountain, about the recent earthquake in Nepal and its aftermath
    • Filming Revolution
    • When: December 16, 2015 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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    • Summary: Filming Revolution is an interactive data-based archive about independent/documentary filmmaking in Egypt since the revolution. Demonstration and discussion with project director, filmmaker, and scholar Alisa Lebow (Film Studies, University of Sussex) and project participant Alia Ayman, filmmaker, curator, and doctoral student in Anthropology at NYU.
    • Un’ora sola ti vorrei (For one more hour with you)
    • When: January 27, 2016 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    • Where: Cinema Studies, Michelson Theater 721 Broadway, 6th Floor
    • Summary: Un’ora sola ti vorrei (For one more hour with you) Italian documentary filmmaker Alina Marazzi tries to piece together the life of her mother who committed suicide in 1972 when she was 7 years old. Through a patchwork of home movies, recordings and diary entries, Alina crafts a moving documentary tribute.
    • The Virgin, the Victim and the Vampire
    • When: January 29, 2016 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    • Where: Jurow Lecture Hall, Silver Center 100 Washington Square East
    • Summary: "The Virgin, the Victim and the Vampire: Research Frontiers in Media, Religion and Gender" lecture by Mia Lövheim (Faculty of Theology, Uppsala University, Sweden)
    • Filling in the Gaps: Archives in and of the Iranian Diaspora
    • When: February 5, 2016 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Where: NYU Abu Dhabi Building, NYC Campus, 19 Washington Square North
    • Summary: This panel offers creative and artistic interventions into archival practice in the context of the Iranian diaspora. Persis Karim will present her project "Iranian American Voices of Silicon Valley". Amy Malek’s research explores individual and grassroots efforts at archiving Iranian diasporic memory. Rustin Zarkar will introduce the Ajam Digital Archive of 20th Century Persianate Life.
    • Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same (76 min., 2012, Dir: Madeleine Olnek)
    • When: February 10, 2016 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    • Where: Anthropology, Kriser Screening Room 25 Waverly Place, ground floor
    • Summary: Screening of "Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same" (76 min., 2012, Dir. Madeleine Olnek) followed by a discussion with Director/Writer Madeleine Olnek and actors Lisa Haas and Dennis Davis
    • Blind Movies
    • When: February 11, 2016 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    • Where: NYU Anthropology, Kriser Screening Room, 25 Waverly Place, Ground Floor
    • Summary: BLIND MOVIES is a series of carbon drawings of movies by artist Anna Lucas. Each of them, drawn continuously for the duration of the film, is a tangle of marks, a representation of its temporal, formal and emotional density.
    • AKHRA: Two Decades of Adivasi Media Practice in Postcolonial India
    • When: February 26, 2016 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    • Where: Institute for Public Knowledge 20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor
    • Summary: AKHRA: Two Decades of Adivasi Media Practice in Postcolonial India. New film by Adivasi (indigenous) filmmakers from the Indian human rights collective, AKHRA.
    • Living Los Sures
    • When: March 3, 2016 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    • Where: King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, 53 Washington Square South
    • Summary: Living Los Sures This groundbreaking documentary LOS SURES (60 min., 1984, Dir: Diego Echeverria) chronicles Latino lives in pre-gentrified Williamsburg inspiring the current collaborative UnionDocs project, LIVING LOS SURES. Discussion: former Commissioner of NYC Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment, Cynthia Lopez with Christopher Allen (UnionDocs)
    • God and Guns
    • When: March 4, 2016 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    • Where: Social and Cultural Analysis, 20 Cooper Square, 4th Floor
    • Summary: A conversation about violence, community and our economies of attention
    • ReelAbilities Film Festival: That Which is Possible
    • When: March 11, 2016 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    • Where: NYU Medical Center, 550 1st Ave at 33rd St, Alumni Hall B
    • Summary: ReelAbilities Festival screening: That Which is Possible (83 min., 2015, Dir: Michael Gitlin). Moving portrait of a community of artists, musicians, and writers working at The Living Museum, an art-space at a state-run psychiatric facility in Queens.
    • On the Ice (Dir: Andrew Okpeaha MacLean)
    • When: March 23, 2016 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    • Where: Tisch School of the Arts, 721 Broadway, Room 1027
    • Summary: On the Ice (Dir: Andrew Okpeaha MacLean). A Sundance favorite, the film features two Iñupiaq teens in an isolated Alaskan town bonded by a dark secret.
    • Art as Archive, Artist as Archivist
    • When: March 25, 2016 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Where: NYU Abu Dhabi, 19 Washington Square North Events Space
    • Summary: Presenters: Taraneh Hemami (visual artist, San Francisco); Azin Feizabadi (visual artist, Berlin).
    • Envisioning Accessible Futures: Disability, Caregiving and Photography
    • When: March 31, 2016 6:30 pm - April 1, 2016 12:30 pm
    • Where: 19 University Place, Great Room
    • Summary: This two-day symposium includes workshops & exhibitions featuring photographers JEAN ROBERT DANTOU and RICK GUIDOTTI; scholars FLORENCE WEBER, EVA KITTAY, SHELLEY RICE; and activist LAWRENCE CARTER-LONG exploring disability and the politics of recognition and care.
    • When: April 29, 2016 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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    • Summary: Book Launch: Three New Books in Disability/Deaf Studies
    • MARGARET MEAD FILM FESTIVAL 40TH ANNIVERSARY “RE:FRAME”
    • When: October 13, 2016 7:00 pm - October 16, 2016 10:00 pm
    • Where: American Museum of Natural History, 79th Street and Central Park West
    • Summary: MARGARET MEAD FILM FESTIVAL 40th ANNIVERSARY, OCT 13-16: the longest running showcase for cultural storytelling and international documentaries
    • REEL CHINA 8th Biennial
    • When: October 28, 2016 2:30 pm - October 30, 2016 7:00 pm
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    • Summary: Reel China@NYU 8th Biennial: new documentary work shows us a China rarely seen
    • BREAKING THE FRAME (Dir: Marielle Nitoslawska, 100 min., 2014)
    • When: November 2, 2016 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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    • Summary: BREAKING THE FRAME (Dir: Marielle Nitoslawska, 100 min., 2014). Documentary about artist and filmmaker Carolee Schneemann. Post-screening discussion with B. Ruby Rich (University of California, Santa Cruz)
    • NATIVE + INDIGENOUS FILM FESTIVAL
    • When: November 11, 2016 6:30 pm - November 12, 2016 7:00 pm
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    • Summary: NATIVE + INDIGENOUS FILM FESTIVAL w/ THE SEVENTH FIRE (Dir: Jack Riccobono) Opening Night Film
    • MODEST LIVELIHOOD (50 min, 2012, Dirs: Brian Jungen and Duane Linklater)
    • When: February 2, 2017 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    • Where: DEPARTMENT OF ANTHROPOLOGY SILVER CENTER, ROOM 300 100 WASHINGTON SQUARE EAST
    • Summary: Screening of MODEST LIVELIHOOD (50 min, 2012, Dirs: Brian Jungen and Duane Linklater). This experimental work by indigenous artists BRIAN JUNGEN (DaneZaa) and DUANE LINKLATER (Omaskêko Cree) takes self-determination over First Nations lands as its central concern.
    • REELABILITIES FILM FESTIVAL
    • When: March 3, 2017
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    • Summary: Presented with ReelAbilities Film Festival, March 2–8, a showcase of award-winning films by and about people with disabilities.
    • GREEN SCREENS FULL SCHEDULE
    • When: March 23, 2017 6:00 pm - March 25, 2017 6:00 pm
    • Where: Multiple locations: Lipton Hall @ NYU Law School; Cinema Studies' Michelson Theater; Cantor Film Center; NYU Medical Center
    • Summary: Green Screens: Environmental Ethics On and Off Screen is a three-day media showcase March 23-25, 2017 focusing on environmental crises facing communities worldwide
    • THE LAND BENEATH OUR FEET (60 min, 2016, Dirs: Sarita Siegel, Gregg Mitman)
    • When: March 27, 2017 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Where: Department of Anthropology Kriser Screening Room 25 Waverly Place, Ground Floor
    • Summary: This documentary chronicles a young Liberian man, uprooted by war who returns home with rare 1926 footage of an historic land grab, an explosive reminder of the enduring struggle over land rights. Post-screening discussion with Director Gregg Mitman
    • When: May 12, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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    • Summary: DOCS ON THE EDGE: A Student Documentary Showcase
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