Arts Calendar

Apr 20

CAMS Comps Symposium Spring 2019

From site: Cinema & Media Studies Events

CAMS Class of 2019 will present their Comps projects

Saturday, April 20th, 2019
8:30 am – 12:30 pm / Weitz Cinema
CAMS Comps Symposium on 4/20

Each presentation will be 20 minutes followed by a 10 minute Q+A session.

  • 8:30 am -  August Ducharme
  • 9:00 am -  Lea Gould will present Home is where the bird flies.  A short film that explores the process of grief through a vivid and subjective experience.  The viewer follows the character through her daily routine which soon starts to merge with her abstract dreams of becoming a bird. 
  • 9:30 am - Lina Fisher presents _____, Texas.  The film is a short exploration of the dynamics of group identities within the context of a shared geography. How do processes of immigration and gentrification change collective senses of identity? What does it mean to be Texan?
  • 10:00 am - Haley Lunde presents Wildfire, a short script that invokes a new perspective on the femme fatale trope through female empowerment, queer identity, and the disruption of the patriarchal structures that try to define her.

10:30 am - coffee break

  • 10:45 am - Seth Calvin presents Ebb and Flow, a short 15 minute screenplay.
  • 11:15 am - Lucas Winter
  • 11:45 am - Adam Wiener will present Assimilating Disney: Genre & Ideology in the Disney Channel Original Movie.  For many millennials and Gen Z'ers, watching Disney Channel Original Movies was a routine part of growing up. In this paper, I revisit some of these films and analyze them through the lens of genre and Marxist theories. What were these strange, silly films communicating? And how did they shape my identity? I will also present a short video essay on the subject.

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