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Speculations on Openings, Closings, and Thresholds in International Public Media

Posted by Patricia Zimmermann at 5:43PM   |  Add a comment

By Patricia R. Zimmermann, Professor of Screen Studies and Codirector, Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, Ithaca College

You scramble through the grey carpeted halls of the Park School to teach your first year students that every paper needs an argument. You stumble to a meeting you wish ended before you entered the room.  

You crash into Dr....

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Posted by Patricia Zimmermann at 8:59PM   |  1 comment

Written by Patricia R. Zimmermann, Professor of Screen Studies and AFS Film Envoy

Three continents—North America, Europe, Africa—three flights, and three days of travel. 

Africa—well, more exactly, Guinea—is harder to get to than Beijing. 

My vaccination card secured by a rubber band in my passport verifies I have a yellow fever...

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Posted by Patricia Zimmermann at 6:36PM   |  3 comments

Post written by Patricia R. Zimmermann, professor of screen studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival

Since the first film made in 1966, Guinea has produced 14 films. 

To put this astonishing number in context, that’s the same number of films fourth year undergraduates produced in the advanced Cinema Workshop at Ithaca College last...

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Posted by Patricia Zimmermann at 7:33PM   |  1 comment

48 hours to go until our FLEFF Kick Off event, Upstate Filmmakers Showcase, on Sunday, March 3 at 4 pm..

Why do we need to sell out this screening?

Digital conversion is the biggest challenge facing the film industry since the coming of sound in 1927. ...

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Posted by Patricia Zimmermann at 11:00PM   |  1 comment

By Patricia R. Zimmermann, professor of screen studies and codirector, Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, at Ithaca College

Monday afternoon in megacity Guangzhou, China, in Guangdong Province in south China,  for the American Film Showcase.

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