photos courtesy of Kazuhiro Soda
Visiting Professor Kazuhiro Soda (top left) and SAC student Vesal Stoakley film President Obama's visit to Ray Fischer Stadium at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, November 7, 2016.
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)

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 anti-racist, 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 a 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. 
LRCCS Film Series – “Night Scene”
After Film Discussion with S.E. Kile and Markus Nornes
Friday, December 2, 2016
Kraus Auditorium, 2140 Natural Science Building
7:00 p.m. 

Please note -- This is a new time/location for this event
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. 
The Institute for the Humanities Author's Forum Presents
"Movie Freak," A Conversation with Owen Gleiberman and Daniel Herwitz
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Gallery, Room 100 - Hatcher Graduate Library
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. 
Owen Gleiberman reads from his latest book, Movie Freak, followed by a conversation with Daniel Herwitz and
Q & A.  Owen Gleiberman is an American film critic. He wrote for The Boston Phoenix and is best known as the founding movie writer for the then-startup Entertainment 
 Weekly, where he was the lead critic for 24 years. Today, Gleiberman continues to write for Daniel Herwitz is the Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor of Comp Lit, Hist of Art, Philosophy and Art & Design.
photo credit, Mary Lou Chlipala
On Friday, November 11, in North Quad Studio A, Producer Peter Jaysen listened to SAC 411's Katrina Anderson, Alexandria Schunot, and Antonio Whitfield pitch their ideas in front of an audience composed of  SAC 311, 404, 411, and 427 students. 
Congratulations to the Fall 2016 SAC Undergraduate Award Recipients 
SAC is proud to announce the recipients of the Fall 2016 Webber Glover Award and Garrison Scholarship. 

The Alice Webber Glover Scholarship Award recipients are Abigail Buchmeyer & Emily Browning, Courtney Carroll, Annie Cohen, Clare Higgins, Melissa McDougall, and Shelby Polisuk. 

The Garnet R. Garrison Scholarship for Honors recipients are Abigail Buchmeyer & Emily Browning and Ava Burnham. 

A big congratulations to all of you!
Professor Markus Nornes Publishes Article in December Issue of Sight & Sound
In his article "Collective Wisdom," Professor Nornes discusses the Japanese political film movement of the 1960s that "radicalised radical cinema," spearheaded by the production company Ogawa Productions and led by director Ogawa Shinsuke. From Ogawa's work with the young activists who founded Jieiso (the Independent Screening Organisation Jishu
Joei Soshiki no Kai), to the documentation of the increasingly violent conflict between authorities and farmers,  to the eventual dwindling of the Collective that coincided with Ogawa's discovery of the vibrant new movement cinemas of South Korea, the Philippines, Taiwan, and China, Nornes traces the movement's provocative political history from the screening of their first film in 1966 to Ogawa's death in 1992. 
Professor Amanda Lotz Delivers Keynote in Austria
Amanda Lotz delivered a keynote talk titled "Understanding Creative Change: Why the 'Distinction' of 21st Century US Television?" at the Austrian Association for American Studies Conference in Innsbruck, Austria on November 12, 2016. 
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