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Matthew Holtmeier, postdoctoral teaching fellow in Screen Studies, authored an article in the anthology Cinematic Homecomings: Exile and Return in Transnational Cinema. ​

His piece, titled "​Burning Straw Men: The 1979 Revolution and Bahman Farmanara's Stubborn Cosmopolitanism," explores director Bahman Farmanara's departure from Iran due to the 1979 revolution, and his subsequent return after working as a producer abroad. The films Farmanara made after returning to Iran illustrate the director's 'stubborn cosmopolitanism,' despite the newly structured sense of national identity in post-revolution Iran.

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Assistant Professor Joshua Bonnetta will be exhibiting his audio-visual installation Strange Lines and Distances in Rennes, France at a gallery dedicated to the exhibition of sound art, Le Bon Accueil. The work will be installed from Oct. 10 through Nov. 22 as part of an exhibition exploring telecommunications and utopia.

His video work, Remanence III, created as part of a series of studies on electromagnetic remanence, will be screened on Oct. 16 as part of the Moscow Contemporary Science Film Festival. The work will screen in a program curated by the Moscow Polytechnic Museum that explores the intersection of art and science.

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Marlena Grzaslewicz, an Emmy-winning sound editor, recently finished work on Ken Burns' upcoming documentary The Roosevelts: An Intimate Story. The PBS series begins on Sunday, September 14.

Grzaslewicz served as dialogue editor on the project. At Ithaca College Grzaslewicz is a Pendleton Endowed Chair and Assistant Professor in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies.

To watch the preview of the series, visit: http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/the-roosevelts/.

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Introduction to Film Aesthetics and Analysis, one of the longest continuously running courses in the Roy H. Park School of Communications (since 1968), has been named an outstanding, innovative undergraduate introductory media studies course as part of a Mellon Foundation funded benchmarking project housed at Hobart and William Smith College.

The tutors program for this course, instituted three years ago and headed by Associate Dean Bryan Roberts, was also identified as an exemplary and highly effective support system for an introductory media course with a humanities and academic skill building orientation. The report noted the tutor program for an introductory liberal arts course like this in a communications school is unique and represents the leading edge in the field of communications.

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ITHACA, NY—The Hollywood Reporter—which bills itself as the authority on the film and entertainment industry—has named Ithaca College as one of the top 25 film schools in the...

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