New Spring 2021 Issue

“It’s rare in the life of an editor that every feature stands out
as special, but such is the case in this wonderful issue.”
—B. Ruby Rich, Editor of Film Quarterly

During the 2021 virtual conference of the Society for Film and Media Studies (SCMS), Film Quarterly invites you to read its new Spring 2021 issue for free online.

Highlights include:

The New Brazilian Cinema

In the last decade, Brazil has seen a proliferation of new filmmakers, film festivals, and critics, fostered by the progressive cultural initiatives instituted between 2003 and 2016. In conjunction with Film Quarterly’s Winter 2020 dossier on new Brazilian cinema, the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) is streaming selections from this remarkable output—including works by Black, Indigenous, and queer filmmakers and artists from previously underrepresented regions—through the end of March.

BAMPFA is offering a discount for the Brazilian series to SCMS participants. Attendees to the conference can use the discount code SCMS to receive a $4 discount on each of the 4 programs in the series. The discounted ticket price will be $8. 

FQ Editors Presenting at SCMS

FQ Editor B. Ruby Rich will participate in a workshop in which journal editors answer your questions:

Thursday, March 18th, 2:00pm Central Time
WORKSHOP: From Submission to Publication: Journal Editors Answer Your Questions!
Chair: Caetlin Benson-Allott, editor of JCMS
●      Jennifer Bean, editor of Feminist Media Histories
●      James Cahill, general editor of Discourse: Journal of Theoretical Studies in Media and Culture
●      Laine Nooney, co-founder of ROMchip: A Journal of Game Histories
●      B. Ruby Rich, editor of Film Quarterly
●      Lotte Hoek, ‘De Media Automatiek’

FQ Assistant Editor Marc Francis will present on a panel related to FQ‘s Fall 2020 special focus on the “Powers of the False“:

Thursday, March 18th, 6:00pm Central Time
Powers of the False: Media Allegories of the Trump Age
Chair: Nilo Couret, University of Michigan
●      Marc Francis, Loyola Marymount University, “Smoke and Mirrors: The Media Scam Documentary in the Age of Trump”
●      Nilo Couret, University of Michigan, “Watching Fyre Burn: Debt, Streaming Wars, and Digital Media”
●      S. Topiary Landberg, University of California, Santa Cruz, “Out for Blood: Elizabeth Holmes, Thomas Edison and the Prosecution of Story”
●      Dolores McElroy, University of California, Berkeley, “‘People Always Feel Better Knowing an Old Serial Number Has Been Retired’: Sean Young, Conspiracy, and Humiliation”

This post is published as part of our #SCMS21 blog series. We invite you to visit our SCMS virtual exhibit booth for more information about UC Press’s publications in film and media studies.