photo credit, Mary Lou Chlipala
Screen Arts & Cultures welcomes the new SAC majors and Global Media Studies minors who declared at our annual SACAPALOOZA, held in NQ Studio A on November 3, 2016.
During the event, SAC Department Chair and Professor Johannes von Moltke,  Associate Chair Victor Fanucchi, members of the SAC faculty and staff, and student representatives from WOLV TV, FVSA, the SAC Honors Cohort, and M-agination Films talked about the SAC program/experience and discussed the new opportunities and events offered by their organizations. 
LRCCS Film Series – “Night Scene”
After Film Discussion with S.E. Kile and Markus Nornes
Saturday, November 12, 2016
Angell Hall, Auditorium A
7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Cui Zi’en’s "Night Scene" takes on one of the biggest taboos in contemporary China: male street prostitution. The gripping story follows a boy who discovers his father’s homosexuality and, in the process, discovers his own. “Night Scene” is a unique portrait of a twilight world in parks and clubs that veers between documentary and fiction. Cui Zi'en mixes real
gigolos with actors, while making no strict distinction between homosexuals and prostitutes. It is an ambiguous, layered film, just as boundless as the lives of male prostitutes in China. 
Film Screening of The Bronze Screen
and Q & A with Latina Producer and Writer Nancy de los Santos 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Rackham Amphitheater
5:00 - 7:30 p.m 
The cinematic careers of Latino stars are celebrated in this progressive retrospective that deftly chronicles their many contributions. Movie clips and special interviews are used to narrate the importance of stars such as Anthony Quinn, Rita Moreno, Benicio Del Toro, Antonio Banderas, Desi Arnaz, Salma Hayek, John Leguizamo, Jennifer Lopez, Carmen Miranda and many more, from their beginnings in silent films to more contemporary fare.
For more about The Bronze Screen, please click here. 
Nancy De Los Santos Reza is an award-winning writer/producer (The Bronze Screen: 100 Years of the Latin Image in Hollywood Cinema, Resurrection Blvd., American Family) and associate producer (Selena & My Family, Mi Familia)
An Invitation to SAC Graduate Students
Please join the Border Collective for a brunch roundtable with guest speaker 
Nancy de los Santos
Monday, November 14, 2016, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Haven Hall 3512

Food will be provided. Please RSVP by this Friday, November 11, to
Orquidea Morales at 
This event was made possible through the generous support of the following departments, programs, and organizations: IRWG, Institute for the Humanities, Latina/o Studies Program, American Culture, Communication Studies, Screen Arts & Cultures, Women's Studies, the Border Collective Rackham Interdisciplinary Workshop, and the Latinx Social Work Coalition. 
SAC Speaker Series Presents 
Jazz Scholar Krin Gabbard, Columbia University
“Playing the Clown: Charles Mingus, Jimmy Knepper, and Jerry Maguire”
Thursday, November 17, 2016
SAC Conference Room, 6360 North Quad
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
Krin Gabbard’s most recent books are Better Git It in Your Soul: An Interpretive Biography of Charles Mingus and Hotter Than That:A Cultural History of the Trumpet. He has written several other books, most of which focus on jazz and American Cinema. Dr. Gabbard taught cinema studies and comparative literature for over 30 years at SUNY in Stony Brook. He currently adjuncts at Columbia University in NYC teaching jazz studies and is the Editor-in-Chief of the Cinema and Media Studies portion of Oxford Bibliographies. 
In his talk “Playing the Clown,” Gabbard will explore the delicate, somewhat unexpected racial dynamics of Jerry Maguire in relation to the music of Charles Mingus in the film’s iconic “show me the money” scene.
Fall 2016 Communication  & Media Speaker Series Presents
Matthew W. Hughey, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Connecticut
"Racializing Redemption: The Content and Characters of White Savior Films"
Thursday, December 1, 2016
2435 North Quad 
4:00 - 5:30 p.m. 
Recent research on the intersection of race and media representations describes a trend of progressive, even antiracist, narratives that showcase close inter-racial friendships and camaraderie on the silver screen. 
Films in which one character saves or helps another from some unholy or disastrous plight are common; while these films present a stark change from the patently racist and on-screen segregationist history of Hollywood cinema, however,  they are neither racially neutral nor without racist meanings. Specifically, many of these films are what critics call “White Savior Films" -- cinema in which implicit and explicit racial stereotypes are employed to structure the inter-racial interactions where one character labors to redeem another. In analyzing this genre, Professor Hughey will provide an framework for understanding both why and how modern cinema naturalizes the supposed cerebral rationality, work ethic, and paternalistic morality of select white characters while it normalizes people of color as primordially connected with nature, spiritually attuned, carnally driven, and/or possessive of exotic and magical powers. 
12 Years a Slave, Avatar, The Help, and The Last Samurai are among the films Hughey mentions in his research. 
photo credit, Mary Lou Chlipala
pictured (left to right), Sara Colleton, Oliver Thornton, Andre Ray

TV and Film Producer Sara Colleton conducts a special session with Oliver Thornton's SAC 411: Writing for Television II Pilots class on Friday, November 4, 2016.
On Thursday, November 3, Colleton conducted an open discussion on the film and TV industry. 

Professor Markus Nornes takes a moment to pose with Lily LIU from the Translation and Interpretation Department of Fudan University in Shanghai, China, where he represented Michigan's Liebertahl-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies at a conference on translation Saturday, November 5, 2016.  The interpreter taught Professor Nornes a useful piece of numerical Chinese slang - "liu  liu liu" (666), meaning "smooth" or "cool."
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