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Johnson Center Cinema to Show "Living for 32"

Johnson Center Cinema to Show "Living for 32"

On Thursday April 28th at 4:30 p.m., the Department of Criminology, Law and Society and the Film and Media Studies program will show "Living for 32" in the Johnson Center Cinema. The screening will be followed by a question and answer session with the subject of the film, Colin Goddard, and his father, Andy Goddard.

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"Poster Girl" Documentary to Premiere at Mason on April 27

"Poster Girl" Documentary to Premiere at Mason on April 27

Poster Girl, a nominee for this year's Academy Award for Best Documentary, Short Subject, premieres April 27 at George Mason University. The showing, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Johnson Center Cinema, will be followed by a discussion with Sara Nesson, the film's director, and Robynn Murray, who is featured in the film.

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Discussion with Chico Colvard Following Screening of Family Affair

Discussion with Chico Colvard Following Screening of Family Affair

Mason's Film and Media Studies Program will host film director Chico Colvard to meet and discuss his award-winning documentary Family Affair. The director's talk and question and answer session will follow a screening for the Mason Community in the Johnson Center Cinema.

Carla Marcantonio: New Angles on Film

Carla Marcantonio: New Angles on Film

Mason professor Carla Marcantonio, whose dissertation studied acclaimed Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar’s work, says his film Broken Embraces is "Very self-reflexive about the process of making movies. The main character is a stand-in for Almodóvar himself, and the film is partly a meditation on what it would be like for the director who depends on the visual to lose his eyesight.”

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Cambridge Press Publishes Winkler’s Latest Book

Cambridge Press Publishes Winkler’s Latest Book

Martin Winkler adds to his impressive list of publications on Classics and cinema with a new study published by Cambridge University Press. Cinema and Classical Texts interprets films as visual texts and provides the first systematic demonstration of the affinities between Greco-Roman literature and the cinema. It examines major themes from classical myth and history such as the question of heroism and patriotism in war and the representation of women like Helen of Troy and Cleopatra as products of male desire and fantasy.

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Post-Socialist Film Series Brings Documentary Filmmakers to Campus

Post-Socialist Film Series Brings Documentary Filmmakers to Campus

During the spring 2009 semester, Mason professors Michael Chang and T. Mills Kelly from the Department of History and Art History created a Post-Socialist Film Series that focused on the end of the Cold War and what has come afterwards. The series featured prominent documentary filmmakers showing their films and then answering questions from students, faculty, staff, and members of the community.

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