Photo credit, Mary Lou Chlipala 
Creator and showrunner of Grimm, Jim Kouf (pictured at right, top left photo) and producer of Grimm, Lynn Kouf (pictured at top left) visited Director of Screenwriting Jim Burnstein's SAC 427 and 423 classes last Friday, February 17, 2017, to critique student work and offer their professional advice. (Pictured at bottom, from left to right) SAC 427 students Monica Dollive, Fahim Rahman, Kyle Stefek, Clare Higgins, and Eric Frankel  pause for a photo before the session begins. 
SMTD and DAAS Present 
Dreamscape: An Evening of Hip-Hop Theatre and the Stage 
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre
7:30 p.m. 
Free and Open to the Public 
DREAMSCAPE, a hip-hop theater production by Rickerby Hinds, depicts the death and inner life of a young woman, “Myeisha Mills.” The play is a meditation and reimagining of the night of December 28, 1998, when nineteen-year-old Tyisha Miller was shot by four Riverside Police 
Department officers and left unconscious and bleeding in the car.
The play takes a clear-eyed look at the relationships between race, the body, and violence and is structured around an autopsy report recited by a dispassionate coroner.
As each of the twelve bullet wounds is described in clinical detail, Myeisha reminisces about her life using each body part as a jumping off point, walking us through the impact of the bullets that killed her, through spoken word, dance and beatboxing.
There will be a talkback with the actors and playwright following the performance discussing which will explore the play, the context in which it was written, and need for the arts to play a role in addressing important sociopolitical issues that affect the University of Michigan and the nation.
DREAMSCAPE is the recent winner of 4 NAACP Theatre Awards.

This event is presented in partnership with The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, the Residential College, the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, the Institute for the Humanities, Rackham Graduate School, and the Departments of American Culture, History, English Language and Literature, and Screen Arts & Cultures. 
The Center for Japanese Studies and the Michigan Theater Present
Kuro: The The Dark Edge of Japanese Filmmaking (Film Series)
Monday, February 27 -  Monday, March 20, 2017
Michigan Theater
All films begin at 7:00  p.m. 
The 10-week series brings the genre of Noir and its underworld of crime and suspense through the lens of some of Japan’s most prolific filmmakers who have delivered what we now consider classics to the silver screen. Select films will be introduced by professors from CJS and Screen Arts & Cultures, giving viewers insight into the captivating world of Japanese intrigue, yakuza, revenge and redemption. 
The next film in the series, screening on February 27, 2017, is A Fugitive from the Past. This decade-spanning, epic thriller of a heist gone wrong follows a lone surviving thief 
as he evades the law, going into desperate hiding with a prostitute. This cover allows retribution for them both into society, but at disastrous costs as the detectives pursue the crime and its story unravels with time.

From director Tomu Uchida, this feature swept the Mainichi Film Concours for that year, including Best Director and Screenplay for the adaptation of the novel from Tsutomu Minakami. The film print being shown will be the first time, outside of the Museum of Modern Art, that it is being presented in its entirety anywhere in the country.

Additional support will be provided by Nagomi Sushi Downtown who will host monthly menu samplings on-site and advertise additional offers in the weeks ahead to help support the series. 

The Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies Presents
Revolutionary Longings: The Russian Revolution and the World, 1917-1929
Wednesday, March 8 - Saturday, March 11, 2017 
Rackham Amphitheatre (keynote) and 1014 Tisch Hall (other events)
Keynote, 4:00 p.m.
For a full conference schedule, please click here 
Commencing on the 100th anniversary of the inception of Russia’s “February Revolution,” this conference will set the February and October revolutions of 1917 in the larger context of their global reverberations. Presentations and discussions will focus on the early Soviet experience, revolutionary insurgencies elsewhere in the world (and the reactions they encountered), and the historical impact of that period’s visions of a socialist future. 
Keynote featuring Robin D.G. Kelley (University of California, Los Angeles); S. A. Smith (Oxford University); and Elizabeth A. Wood (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) 
This conference is part of the Senses & Longings Theme; it is supported by Afroamerican and African Studies; American Culture; American Studies Program; Art History; Asian Languages and Cultures; Center for European Studies; Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies; Center for Middle East and North African Studies; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Center for South Asian Studies; College of Literature, Science, and the Arts; Comparative Literature; Germanic Languages and Literatures; Copernicus Program in Polish Studies; History; International Institute; Institute for Research on Women and Gender; Institute for the Humanities; Joseph A. Labadie Collection; Lieberthal and Rogel Center for Chinese Studies; Office of Research; Rackham Graduate School; Romance Languages and Literatures; Screen Arts & Cultures; Slavic Languages and Literatures; Women's Studies.
SACAPALOOZA: SAC's Undergraduate Information and Declaration Event 
Friday, March 17, 2017
North Quad, Studio A
2:30 p.m. 
If you are interested in declaring a Screen Arts & Cultures major or a Global Media Studies minor and/or you just want to learn more about what these academic programs offer, please join us at SACAPALOOZA. This year, in addition to the information session provided by our SAC advisors Victor Fanucchi, and Dawn Hollison, FVSA (Film & Video Student Association), WOLV TV, and M-agination Films will introduce their organizations; students from the SAC Honors Program will discuss their experiences; Director of Screenwriting Jim Burnstein will give an overview of the Screenwriting Program; and Internship Coordinator Mary Lou Chlipala will give information and answer questions about SAC Internships. We hope to see you there!
Legendary director Adachi Masao recently video conferenced into Markus Nornes' Japanese Cinema course.  Adachi is known both for his pink films and his experimental films, as well as his scenarios for Oshima Nagisa and Wakamatsu Koji. Students asked him about his films and film theory, in addition to his 25 year stint in Lebanon with the Red Army and PFLP. 
photo credit, Markus Nornes
UC Berkeley Professor Kristen Whissel references House of Wax in her talk, "Parallax Effects: Stereoscopic 3D and the Postwar Uncanny in House of Wax (André de Toth, 1953) and Dial M for Murder (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954)" on February 14, 2017. Whissel's visit was part of this year's  SAC Speaker Series. 
photo credit, Mary Lou Chlipala 
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