Film Series

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Fall 2014 Films


THE CONVERSATION
 40th Anniversary film screening
   Friday, November 7
   7:00 p.m. [note early start time]
   Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue, Downtown Campus

In this brilliant psychological thriller, a surveillance expert experiences a moral crisis when he comes to believe that the targets of his spying activities will be murdered. Winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes, the film also received an Oscar nomination for Best Picture. Dr. Sean Singer will discuss the film and its music immediately following the screening.

A prize-winning poet, Sean Singer immerses himself in music in order to generate poetic language and imagery. His first collection of poems, Discography, received the 2001 Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize and the Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America. He is the recipient of a 2005 Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and recently completed a Ph.D. in American Studies from Rutgers-Newark. He is also the author of “The Conversation: A Tape, A Plastic Wall, A Bug, A Saxophone,” a 2010 article in the scholarly journal, Rethinking History, which discusses the narrative function of the film’s jazz soundtrack.


 
1971: THE FILM
Film screening and discussion with director Johanna Hamilton and author Betty Medsger
   Friday, December 5
   7:00 p.m. [note early start time]
   Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue, Downtown Campus

On March 8, 1971, eight ordinary citizens broke into an FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania, and obtained files that revealed the existence of COINTELPRO, a secret and illegal program of spying on American citizens. Those responsible have never revealed their identities—until now. 1971: THE FILM was nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival.

Seminar: Johanna Hamilton and Betty Medsger will hold an informal seminar on Friday, December 5 at 4:15 p.m. in Science Library Room 340, on the UAlbany Uptown Campus.

 

Past Films:

Kinyarwanda
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The Execution of Wanda Jean
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Day, Night, Day, Night
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Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action

I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932)

The Central Park Five

Once Were Warriors

The Garden

The Exterminating Angel

The Grapes of Wrath

Sweet Dreams

1984