Category: Film/Video

Visual Arts Student Debuts Film ?>

Visual Arts Student Debuts Film

The Last Playboys, a 10-minute-long film written and directed by two Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) students, will be screened at the Princeton Student Film Festival this week.

Rising juniors Luke Momo and Nevin Kelly-Fair, made the film as part of Campus MovieFest, a festival held at the Rose Hill campus in April. Participants were given six days to create a five-minute film, but Momo and Kelly-Fair went a step further, splitting The Last Playboys into two parts.

The movie follows the romantic and social misadventures of Kelly-Fair and fellow Fordham students Daniel Camou and David Moses over the course of a single evening, as they attempt to blend in at a fashion show. It will be screened Thursday, July 20 at the Princeton Public Library.

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Sit Beside Me: Between Other and Author Interpersonal Documentaries from the UnionDocs Collaborative Studio ?>

Sit Beside Me: Between Other and Author Interpersonal Documentaries from the UnionDocs Collaborative Studio

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Sit Beside Me: Between Other and Author
Interpersonal Documentaries from the UnionDocs Collaborative Studio

Lipani Gallery
Exhibition Dates: June 8 – October 2, 2017
Opening Event: Thursday, June 15th / 7PM
Curator: UnionDocs

This Summer, Fordham University partners up with Brooklyn-Based documentary center UnionDocs to present Sit Beside Me: Between Other and Author. UnionDocs (UnDo) presents six short documentaries culled from the archive, exploring the inviting relationship between the filmmaker and the subject. The films were produced within the Collaborative Studio, UnDo’s annual fellowship program throwing international artists, journalists, and new media makers together to explore the outer bounds of documentary art.

Nearly a decade going, the Collaborative Studio has produced over 50 short documentaries, centered around a theme presented for exploration by UnionDocs. In search of a new thread, we’ve discovered Sit Beside Me? Six unknowingly interwoven works, born in different times, silently broaching the same question: what is the unspoken relationship between the documentarian and people who open their lives to the world?

Together for the first time within the Lipani gallery, the series trounces across a garden of cinematic approaches and themes. From a dotingly vibrant animation spun to a blind beatnik’s Homeric enthusiasm, to a lens that glances NYC’s masses with the searching eye of a lost lover, to the respectful distance in re-living a tenant’s toughest battle. Within this cornucopia of aesthetic approaches, we uncover ways to commune and embrace with life, projected and personal.

Including works from directors Tina Antolini, Mariangela Ciccarello, Constanza Mirré, Marina Lameiro, Livia Vonaesch, Shawn Wen, and Tracie Williams

NYC Premiere of Oiltowns, a film by Mark Street ?>

NYC Premiere of Oiltowns, a film by Mark Street

Join Prof. Mark Street for the NYC Premiere of Oiltowns on Tuesday, May 9 at 9pm at Cinema Village as part of the Worker’s Unite Film Festival where it will screen with the film The Coal Minority.

Oiltowns (41 minutes, 2017)
Tuesday, May 9 at 9pm
Cinema Village
22 East 12th Street

Tickets available here for $8-10 or can be purchased at the door

About the Film:
In 2011, I started hearing about the oilfields of North Dakota; a place where itinerant workers lived in mancamps, local residents were being priced out of their homes and oil flares lit up the sky.

I went there to film over the course of four years, and then created an impressionistic portrait of this place by interviewing workers, long time residents, and a Native American who talks about the environmental impact. I also recorded the astounding and awful intrusions of oil machinery on the landscape.  Here is the trailer:

Upcoming Student Events ?>

Upcoming Student Events

No Man’s Land: A Revolt of Spirit

Juliana Johnson’s immersive art exhibition
Embodying mobility and resistance against the loss of humanity and connection in our culture through movement and design.

Opening Event in the Lipani Gallery
Tuesday, April 4 at 7:00pm, with a live performance at 7:30pm


Senior Thesis Film Show

works by Anabelle DeClement and Athena Kokinakis

Friday, April 7 at 7pm in SL 24L

Todd Berliner: Bursting into Song in the Hollywood Musical ?>

Todd Berliner: Bursting into Song in the Hollywood Musical

Fordham Filmmaking Club presents

Visiting Scholar Todd Berliner

“Bursting into Song in the Hollywood Musical”

When the characters in La La Land spontaneously sing, the film recalls the studio era, when characters in musicals regularly burst into song without realistic motivation. Illustrated with clips from musicals, this presentation will examine the ways in which Hollywood filmmakers have developed this convention.

Thursday March 9
SL 24L
11:30 FCLC

Todd Berliner, Professor of Film Studies at the University of North Carolina Wilmington is the author of Hollywood Aesthetic: Pleasure in American Cinema (Oxford University Press, 2017)

Sponsored by the Visual Arts Department

Wendel White: Schools for the Colored ?>

Wendel White: Schools for the Colored

Wendel White
Schools for the Colored
Lipani Gallery, Fordham University
May 28 – October 25, 2016


Artist Talk with Wendel White

Monday, September 19, 11:30 am
SL24E, Visual Arts Complex, Fordham University

Mine, Yours, Ours
A Conversation on Segregation in America, Past and Present with
Rebecca Carroll, Deborah Willis, Marta Gutman, and Wendel White
followed by a reception for the exhibition
Monday, September 19, 6 pm
Franny’s Space, adjacent to the Visual Arts Complex, Fordham University

A Place Out of Time: The Bordentown School
Film Screening and Talk with Director David Davidson
Wednesday, September 21, 6 pm
SL24L, Visual Arts Complex, Fordham University

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Screening: “Chungking Express” ?>

Screening: “Chungking Express”

Please join the Fordham University Friends of Films for Photographers and students from the course Senior Seminar 2015 for a screening of Wong Kar-wai’s 1994 film, Chungking Express.

Tuesday, November 10, 2014, 6PM
Fordham University Friends of Films for Photographers
113 West 60th Street
Visual Arts Complex
SL24 L

The whiplash, double-pronged Chungking Express is one of the defining works of nineties cinema and the film that made Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar-wai an instant icon. Two heartsick Hong Kong cops (Takeshi Kaneshiro and Tony Leung), both jilted by ex-lovers, cross paths at the Midnight Express take-out restaurant stand, where the ethereal pixie waitress Faye (Faye Wong) works. Anything goes in Wong’s gloriously shot and utterly unexpected charmer, which cemented the sex appeal of its gorgeous stars and forever turned canned pineapple and the Mamas and the Papas’ “California Dreamin’” into tokens of romantic longing. –The Criterion Collection

Food and friends are both welcome.

For more information please contact Stephan Apicella-Hitchcock: apicellahit@fordham.edu