Grinnell College offers a rich array of film-oriented courses, activities and programming, including regular film screenings sponsored by the Cultural Films Committee and a weekly calendar of programming provided by the Student Government Association [SGA Films].
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STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT IN FILM STUDIES, 2010-11
Christian Caminiti '12 (English) previews the Grinnell College issue of FILM MATTERS 2.4 (Winter 2012) with his film review of FISH TANK--http://www.filmmattersmagazine.com/2011/09/20/fish-tank-2009/
STUDENTS SERVE AS GUEST EDITORIAL BOARD FOR UNDERGRADUATE FILM JOURNAL Grinnell students are currently editing a special issue of the undergraduate journal, FILM MATTERS, published by Intellect Press. FILM MATTERS is a new academic journal with a commitment to mentoring undergraduate scholars. For the inaugural course of HUM 290: "Film Genres", students of the class undertook the project of editing a special issue on the topic of film genre.
The students on the editorial board of FILM MATTERS 2.4 include: Christian Caminiti '11, Winsome Eustace '12, Christian Loggins '12, Laura Stamm '12, Devin Turner '12, Amanda Stromquist '12, and Phillip Brogdon '12. Other students, including Paul Dampier '12 Mike Kleine '11 and Kramer McLuckie '12, will have their work published in the issue due out this winter.
This issue will also share with its readership some of the outstanding Cultural Films programming we have had this past year at Grinnell College. The students of HUM 290 had the unique opportunity of interviewing filmmakers Sam Green and Nina Paley, who visited the college to showcase their work. Academy-award nominee, Sam Green, presented his "live documentary," UTOPIA IN FOUR MOVEMENTS to the Grinnell community in February, while filmmaker Nina Paley addressed a packed house at the JRC following the screening of her phenomenal animated retelling of the Ramayana, SITA SINGS THE BLUES. Students of the course interviewed each filmmaker, publishing a version of it in the College’s newspaper, Scarlet and Black. Reworked and expanded versions will be included as features in FILM MATTERS 2.4.
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