Mary Francis, Acquisitions Editor, reports back from the Society of Cinema & Media Studies annual conference, held this year in Seattle.
I’ve been going to this conference for more than a decade. The society was previously called the Society for Cinema Studies; the ‘M’ for “media” was added to reflect the wide range of topics that [more...]
Columbia history professor Hilary Hallett has been getting some wonderful advance praise for her new book, Go West, Young Women!, which explores the influx of women in early Hollywood and their role in the development of Los Angeles and the nascent film industry. The Huffington Post included Go West, Young Women! in their list of 10 [more...]
In the newest Acquiring Eye feature, Humanities Publisher Mary Francis gives us her take on the music and cinema titles and journals coming out this spring.
Starting with one of the flagship publications from our Journals Division, Film Quarterly is always a treat to find in the mailbox. Never an issue goes by when I don’t [more...]
You don’t have to live in Northern California to experience Radical Light: Alternative Film and Video in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1945–2000 on the big screen. The Radical Light Book, Film, and Video Tour will be hitting Los Angeles next week, and traveling throughout the United States in 2011–2012. Details for the L.A. screenings [more...]
To celebrate the publication of Radical Light: Alternative Film and Video in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1945-2000, the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive present an evening of light shows, multiple projection pieces, and film loops by Craig Baldwin, Gibbs Chapman, Scott Stark and the Overdub Club (Thad Povey, Lucio Menegon, [more...]