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What do James Cameron, George Lucas, Robert Rodriguez, Walter Murch, Martin Scorsese, Vilmos Zsigmond and Barry Levinson have to say about the digital future of cinema?

Side by Side, a documentary about the transition from celluloid filmmaking to digital filmmaking, will screen Friday, March 29 at 4:00 p.m. in the Park Auditorium. Following the screening will be a panel discussion with Professors Changhee Chun, Elisabeth Nonas, Brad Rappa, and Patrick Winters.

In the film, Keanu Reeves interviews dozens of filmmakers and artists about their opinions on the decline of celluloid and the rise of digital cinema. 

Tommy Strauss ’09 is the Production Coordinator on the documentary.

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The 16th Annual Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival runs April 1 through April 7, exploring the theme of MOBILITIES. With over 100 events and over 50 guests, the festival features films, video, new media, music, labs, lectures,  workshops, discussion, and parties.  Highlights here to help you navigate and decide! Complete grids for on campus and off campus event as well as guest bios on our website, www.ithaca.edu/fleff

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 The Ithacan has been named a finalist to receive a Mark of Excellence Award from the Society of Professional Journalists Northeast Region (Region 1) at the group's annual meeting, to be held at Rutgers University's New Brunswick, N.J., campus on April 12–13.

The award is for overall excellence. The actual place awarded will be announced at the ceremony. The winner of the regional competition will go on to compete against the winners in SPJ's other 11 regions for the national Mark of Excellence Award.

The Ithacan received the national Mark of Excellence Award for Best Non-Daily Newspaper in the country from SPJ in 2012.

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Josh Feldman ’04, vice president for the new Xbox Entertainment Studios in LA, will be on campus this week visiting classes and giving a public presentation on Friday, March 22 from 4-5:30 in Park Auditorium.

One great alum, two great topics:
How to Get from Here to There
and
Stories of Storytelling and Technology Going Terribly Right

Throughout his career, Feldman has been working at the intersection of story and technology. Prior to Xbox Entertainment Studies, he served as the executive producer of Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn, a multi-part live-action digital series for Microsoft. He was also a co-writer and producer on Tom Hanks' Electric City, a 20-episode animated series for Playtone and Reliance Entertainment.

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Associate Professor Cathy Lee Crane will screen her latest film, “Pasolini’s Last Words,” at Cornell Cinema on March 27 at 7:15 p.m. A discussion will follow. Admission fee applies.

The film was shot on location in Rome and Bologna, Italy and in New York with actors Bochay Drum, Amanda Setton (IC Alum), and Lee DeLong. Beth Custer (My Grandmother) composed the film’s original score.

The film enjoyed its International Film Festival premiere in October at Le Festival du Nouveau Cinema in Montreal, Quebec in the Panorama International section as one of thirty “gems of world cinema”. It then screened at MIX/NYC the New York Queer Experimental Film Festival and in London at the Lesbian and Gay Film Festival at the British Film Institute.

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