Film Studies Calendar

Screenings and other events of interest

Monday, April 17, 2017

The Art of the Webisode with Andrea Stolowitz, Ford 102, Kremer Board Room

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Join award-winning Willamette faculty member, playwright, and screenwriter Andrea Stolowitz for a shared reading, discussion, and Q & A about dramatic writing for what is sometimes the smallest screen. Refreshments will be available.  Sponsored by the Program in Film Studies and the Department of English.  All are welcome. Questions?  contact Professor Frann Michel (fmichel@).

Friday, March 10, 2017

Lecture: The Commissar: History, Contexts, Poetics (screening 3/9, 7pm), Ford 122

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Please join us for a talk by Prof. Marat Grinberg of Reed College about Alexander Askoldov's haunting film The Commissar.  Set during the Russian Civil War, the film tells the story of a female commissar in the Red Army who, having become pregnant, must leave the front and stay with a poor Jewish family to await the child's birth.  Extremely controversial, it was only released in 1987, late in the perestroika period.
Friday, March 10th at 4:15pm in Ford 122.
The film will be shown in Ford 122 on Thursday, March 9th, at 7:00PM

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Screening: La Isla, Ford 122

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Directed by Ahmed Boulane
Morocco, 2015, 85 min.

Ibrahim, a low-ranking Moroccan soldier, is sent to Perejil, a deserted island off the Mediterranean coast of Morocco, to monitor the movements of smugglers and illegal immigrants with only his rooster as a companion. His loneliness is broken when he finds Mamadou, a Senegalese man, washed up on the beach after a failed attempt to reach Europe. Inadvertently, they trigger a diplomatic incident that crescendos into a regional military crisis. This satirical comedy is based on actual events between Morocco and Spain.

In French, Arabic, and Spanish with English subtitles.

Sponsored by the Film Studies Program and French and Francophone Studies Department in cooperation with the Cascade Festival of African Films

Free and Open to the public

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Agents of Change: Documentary and Discussion, 122 Ford Hall

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The documentary examines racial conditions on college campuses and in the country that led to protests in the late 1960s. Many of the same demands are surfacing in campus protests across the country today, revealing how much work remains to be done.

For more information about the film visit

Join directors Frank Dawson and Abby Ginzberg for a screening and discussion.

Sponsored by the Film Studies, American Ethnic Studies, Multicultural Affairs, and English departments.

Part of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration 2017.

For more information about the series visit