Andrew Utterson, assistant professor in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences and Studies, will introduce the film Voyage to Italy (1953) at Cornell Cinema on October 4 at 7:15 p.m.
Directed by Italian maestro Roberto Rossellini, Voyage to Italy (aka Journey to Italy) [Viaggio in Italia] stars Ingrid Bergman and George Sanders as a couple whose marriage is on the verge of breakdown, and whose titular 'voyage' or 'journey' is as much metaphorical and existential as it is literal.
Originally from the UK, Dr. Utterson teaches an Ithaca Seminar on 'Contemporary European Cinema', exploring questions of cultural identity via the lens of national cinemas.
For more information on the screening, visit Cornell Cinema.
Patricia Zimmerman, professor of screen studies in the Roy H. Park School of Communications and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, presented a paper at Visible Evidence XX, the international gathering of scholars of documentary, in Stockholm, Sweden, on August 16, 2013.
Her paper was entitled “EngageMedia: The Gado Gado Tactics of New Social Media in Indonesia.” The paper analyzed the Southeast Asian human rights and environmental portal Engage Media as an example of permeable participatory media practice, networked circulation, infrastructure capacity building, and mosaic polyphonic structures within the context of post Reformasi Indonesia.
She also conducted and facilitated a participatory workshop entitled “Conflict Zones: Human Rights, New Media, Social Media, Ethics and Empathy.”
ICP-Bard MFA Studios, 24–20 Jackson Avenue, 3rd Floor, Long Island City, Queens
(Across the street from MOMA PS1, during the 2013 New York Art Book Fair)
Friday, September 20, 5:00pm
Jason Harrington's latest film, Breathing In, was included in the "Best of International Films" screening at the Canberra Short Film Festival in Australia and at Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival in Canada this weekend.
Harrington is an assistant professor in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies.
Breathing In is a creation story, comprised of modern takes on ancient myths, images borrowed from religious iconography, and pagan symbolism. It follows the journey of a woman through the stages of creation as symbols morph into worlds and planets are eaten by dragons.
Professor Jason Harrington's recent animated short, Breathing In, was awarded Honorable Mention at the University Film and Video Association's annual conference and juried film competition this summer at Chapman University.
His film was also accepted into the 25th annual Cinefest Sudbury International Film Festival, and will screen there in September.
Harrington is an assistant professor in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies. For more info on his film, visit sophiaproductions.com