Cinema and Interdisciplinary Interpretation

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The seminar draws from the faculty of New York-area universities and independent scholars; regular participants come from as far away as Baltimore. Attendance varies from twenty to forty-five people, with thirty being average. Half of the speakers are from within the seminar, half are from outside. They present works in progress that generally address important groundbreaking topics in film and media studies within an inter- disciplinary perspective. Most sessions have a respondent, often a regular member of the seminar. The seminar has an international reputation among film and media scholars and has become the center for ongoing face-to-face scholarly exchanges in the field.

Professor Cynthia Lucia

Professor William Luhr

James Wham

Meeting dates and locations are subject to change. Please confirm details with the seminar rapporteur.




09/07/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:00 PM
An evening with David Chase: The creator of The Sopranos talks about art and life in the entertainment industry, in conversation with Martha Nochimson
David Chase, Film and Television Writer, Director, and Producer

Martha Nochimson, Mercy College and the David Lynch Graduate School of Cinematic Arts

10/26/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:00 PM
Postcards From Tora Bora: Animation, Documentary, and the Contemporary Art of War
Karen Redrobe, University of Pennsylvania

Respondent: Rosalyn Deutsche, Barnard College, Columbia University

11/16/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:00 PM

12/07/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:00 PM
50th Anniversary Tribute to Cineaste magazine and book launch of Cineaste on Film Criticism, Programming and Preservation in the New Millennium
Speakers include: Gary Crowdus, Cineaste Editor-in-Chief on the history of the magazine; Robert Cashill, Cineaste Editorial Board member & Film Editor of; Christopher Sharrett, Seton Hall University and Cineaste Contributing Writer, on film criticism; Jared Rapfogel, former Cineaste Editorial Board member and Film Anthology Archives Programmer on film programming and preservation; Rahul Hamid and Cynthia Lucia (Seminar co-chair), Cineaste Editorial Board members and co-editors of the new Cineaste book, will moderate.,

01/18/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:00 PM


02/08/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:00 PM


03/08/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:00 PM


04/05/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:00 PM