Film and Media Studies Symposium

The 2014 Film Symposium
Broadwaywood: Intersections of Stage and Screen

Wednesday-Thursday, March 5-6, 2014
Rider University, Sweigart Auditorium

Contemporary and Classic
Wednesday, March 5

  • 10:30 a.m.-12:40 p.m.: “Family Strife Today”

    Recent Oscar-nominated film
  • 12:45 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
    Symposium Kick-Off

    FMS Steering Committee
  • 1:00-2:55 p.m.: “Classic Family Strife”
    Screening Eugene O’Neill

    Dramatic film
  • 3:00-3:45 p.m.: “Isn’t It Romantic?”
    Student Paper Panel
  • 4:00-5:15 p.m.
    Screening Eugene O’Neill

    Dramatic film
  • 5:30-5:55 p.m.
    Opening Reception
  • 6:00-7:30 p.m.: “Eugene O’Neill on Stage & Film”
    Featured speaker Dr. Gary Vena

    Professor at The New School and professor emeritus
    from Manhattan College; author of Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh: Reconstructing the Premiere and How to Read and Write About Drama; co-editor of Drama and Performance: An Anthology.
  • 7:30-8:00 p.m.: Roundtable
    Intriguing Intersections
  • 8:15-10:00 p.m.: “Singing and Dancing”

    Musical film
  • 10:05-10:30 p.m.: Roundtable
    Musical Movement
    and Rhythms

Social/Historical Contexts
Thursday, March 6

  • 9:45-11:15 a.m.
    Screening William Mastrosimone

    Dramatic film
  • 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
    Faculty/Student Presentations

    Death and Desire: Tennessee Williams and Elia
    Kazan in Dialogue on Streetcar Named Desire
    The Differing Dynamics of Stage and Screen:
    Streetcar Named Desire and other Instances
  • 1:10-4:30 p.m.
    Faculty/Student Panels
  • 1:10-1:55: Horrors on Stage and Screen
  • 2:00-2:30: Staging and Screening Human Struggle
  • 2:35-3:00: Performance on Stage and Screen
  • 3:05-3:45: Representing Gender, Values and Identity
  • 3:50-4:30: Favorite Musicals from Childhood
  • 4:30-6:00
    Screening William Mastrosimone

    Dramatic film
  • 6:00-6:30 p.m.
  • 6:30-8:00 p.m.
    Featured speaker

    William Mastrosimone (’74)

    Author of Extremities, The Beast, and Bang Bang
    You’re Dead, which have been adapted to screen; winner of two Daytime Emmys; nominated for a Prime Time Emmy.
  • 8:10-8:40 p.m.: Roundtable
    Working on Stage and Screen
  • 9:00-10:30 p.m.
    Student Film Festival

    Awards for Best Student Paper,
    Best Student Screenplay, and Best Student Film