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An Evening of Illuminations: Germaine Dulac’s Movies Screen at New York University

 

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Lillian Constantini (unidentified shot) from “Germaine Dulac: A Cinema of Sensations”

 

On the evening of Wednesday, March 4th in the Cinema Studies Department at NYU, guest speaker Dr. Tami Williams (English Dept. U of Wisconsin – Milwaukee) presented a program of moving images by French feminist and pioneer of avant-garde cinema, Germaine Dulac (1882-1942). Williams introduced and contextualized each of the movies screened, drawing from her recent book Germaine Dulac: A Cinema of Sensations (University of Illinois Press, 2014).  Continue reading

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Mulvey at Yale, and Varda at NYU

Today (April 30) I attended an excellent conference entitled “Curating the Moving Image” organized by the graduate students of the Film Dept. at Yale. Guests included curators from MoMA, MoMI, BAM, Anthology..etc. Following the final panel, Laura Mulvey (yes! Laura Mulvey!) delivered the Reni Celeste Memorial Lecture in the auditorium of Yale’s Humanities Center.

This has been a crazy month: Agnes Varda spoke to students in the Cinema Studies Dept. at NYU two weeks ago!

I will attempt to write these events up and post here as they each provided much valuable advice and insight for archivists, junior curators, and film scholars.

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