This Spanish and Latin American film festival features films organized around two related questions: first, how do these Spanish language films reveal new knowledge concerning the lived social and cultural histories of multilingual groups within larger national and transnational contexts; and second, how does the art of these films provide viewers with a critical eye on the connections between language and power, such as the relationship between “national” languages and hegemonic culture and the link of linguistic difference with popular culture “from below.”
Dear White People at GMU February 5, 2015 8pm, Johnson Center Cinema. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Gayle Wald (George Washington University) and Mark Hopson (George Mason University).
The latest "Hobbit" film, "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies," delighted movie watchers over the 2014 holiday season. English department faculty member Amelia Rutlege invites her students to delve deeper into Tolkien's work, frequently incorporating it into her classes.
Out in the Night, an award winning documentary produced by Mason’s Director of Film and Video Studies, was screened at Mason as part of the Visiting Filmmakers Series. It has been screened at several film festivals and won multiple awards, including Best Feature at the Queer People of Color Film Festival and the Jury Award for Excellence: Best Documentary at the Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival.
The showcase, which is from 3 to 9:30 p.m. in the Johnson Center Cinema on the Fairfax Campus, will feature 11 final film projects by senior producing course students, 13 films by documentary directing course students and five films by graduate students of the Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies program.