Film and Media Studies Program annual film symposium

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Screenings, panels and speakers on the Birth of the New Hollywood (1967-68)

This year's symposium is devoted to the Birth of the New Hollywood (1967-68) and will feature panels, film screenings, speakers and more.

Presented by Film & Media Studies. All events in Sweigart Auditorium.


Wednesday, Feb. 28

Student Panel:
“Sexual Frankness in French Film and Its Influence: Revisiting Luis Buñel’s 1967 Masterpiece, Belle de Jour”
10:20-11:20 a.m.

Belle de Jour (1967, Luis Buñel)
11:25 a.m.-1:05 p.m.

Student Panel:
“New Hollywood Precursors: Rebel Without a Cause (1955), Splendor in the Grass (1961), and Repulsion (1965)”
1:10-2 p.m.

Student Panel:
“The New Hollywood is Born: In Cold Blood (1967) and Rosemary’s Baby (1968)”
2:05-2:40 p.m.

The Graduate (1967, Mike Nichols)
2:50-4:45 p.m.

Student/Faculty Panel:
“Sex, Music, Humor, and Protest in The New Hollywood: The Graduate; Bob Dylan: Don’t Look Back; and The Happiest Millionaire”
4:45-6 p.m.

Featured Speaker:
Dr. Art Simon: “‘Mad as Hell’: The American Film Renaissance, 1967-1976”
Dr. Simon is author of Dangerous Knowledge: The JFK Assassination in Art and Film, co-editor of The WileyBlackwell History of American Film and professor of English and cinema studies at Montclair State University.
6:30-8 p.m.

Thursday, March 1

Student/Faculty Panel:
“New Wave Influences: Anarchy, Women, Politics, and Farce in Vera Chytilová’s Daisies (1966, Czechoslovakia)”
9:45-11:15 a.m.

Faculty Roundtable:
“Edgy, Sexy, Radical: The New Hollywood and Its Global Inspirations”
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Student/Faculty Panel:
“Zombies, Race, and Gender in George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead (1968)”
1:10-2:40 p.m.

Student/Faculty Panel:
“Race and Youth in New Hollywood Film and Beyond: To Sir, with Love (1967) and Do the Right Thing (1989)”
2:50-4:20 p.m.

Student Panel:
“New Hollywood Revises Horror in Roman Polanski’s Rosemary’s Baby (1968)”
4:30-6 p.m.

Featured Speaker:
Dr. Jerry Rife “New Hollywood’s New Directions in Film Music: 2001: A Space Odyssey and The Graduate
Rider’s beloved Professor of Music teaches the ever-popular film music course and was long-time chair of the Music and Fine Arts Department. Dr. Rife is conductor and musical director of the Blawenburg Band and contributing writer for Saxophone Journal, among other publications.
6:30-7:30 p.m.

Honoring Dr. Jerry Rife on his retirement
7:30-8:15 p.m.

Student screenplays, films and presentation
8:30-10 p.m.

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