Past Events

2017 African Cinema Symposium and Festival

Apr. 5, 2017 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Apr. 6, 2017 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Apr. 7, 2017 9:30 am – 6:15 pm
Apr. 8, 2017 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
Various locations - see Schedule of Events

The 2017 African Cinema Symposium and Festival brings together filmmakers, producers, scholars, and organizers of film festivals from Africa, Europe, and the United States to explore the increasing visibility of African cinema as a form of expression through film screenings, scholarly presentations, and Q&A sessions with African filmmakers. Please see the Five Colleges Website for more information.

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No Más Bebés

Apr. 6, 2017 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Mount Holyoke College Small Gamble

Screening of the Documentary Film and a discussion with Elena Gutiérrez, Associate Professor of Latin American and Latina/o Studies and Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Illinois, Chicago.

They came to have their babies. They went home sterilized.

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"A Tale of Two Wolves" - Photographer Pete Muller

Mar. 30, 2017 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Gamble Auditorium, Art Building

In conversation with Jon Western, Dean of Faculty. Reception to follow.
Co-sponsored with the Departments of International Relations, Art History, Classics and Italian, English, French, German Studies, History, Politics, Theatre Arts, the Film Studies Program, the Weissman Center for Leadership, and the McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives.

Documentaries, Victims and Reparation: Investigative Journalism as a Tool for Recovering Historical Memory

Mar. 20, 2017 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Gamble

Join us for a talk with Investigative Journalist Montserrat Armengou who will discuss why investigative journalist have to step in where the state has failed, in Spain and around the worlld. The work of Catalan investigative journalist and documentary filmmaker, Monserrat Armengou, has revealed unknown aspects of the repression of Franco's dictatorship in Spain. Montserrat Armengou is currently the Visiting Chair at the King Juan Carlos Center at NYU.

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An Oscar Debriefing

Feb. 27, 2017 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Art Building Lounge

Cast your ballots now! Ballots are on the film studies Bulletin board by the Art office and will be gathered Sunday at noon. Presented by the Film Studies Program Liaisons.

Five College Film Festival

Feb. 24, 2017 7:00 pm – 9:15 pm
Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall, Smith College

Free Entry. 

Crafting a Life in the Arts

Feb. 18, 2017 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Pratt Hall followed by reception at Rooke Theatre

Join us for the seventh annual Crafting a Life in the Arts. This event brings together accomplished alumnae in the fields of Art Museum, Architecture, Studio Art, Art History, Dance, Film, Music, and Theater to talk to students about their success in crafting a meaningful and fulfilling career in the arts. It will conclude with a networking reception and refreshments at the Rooke Theatre. Current students can register in LyonNet.

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Film Screening of BLACK GIRL

Nov. 14, 2016 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Amherst Cinema, 28 Amity Street, Amherst, MA

Mount Holyoke College French Professor Samba Gadjigo will be introducing the film BLACK GIRL at the Amherst Cinema on Monday, November 14th at 7:00pm.

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Film Screening of SEMBENE!

Nov. 10, 2016 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Amherst Cinema, 28 Amity Street, Amherst, MA

Filmmaker and French Professor Samba Gadjigo will be introducing the film SEMBENE! at the Amherst Cinema on Thursday, November 10th at 7:00pm.  

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54 Ann Arbor Film Festival Traveling Tour

Oct. 27 – 28, 2016 7:30 pm – 12:00 am
101 Dwight Hall

Award winning and select short films from the longest-running independent and experimental film festival in North America. Free Admission. See aafilmfest.org for more information.

Sponsored by the Digital Program at Mount Holyoke College.

T. Howard Foundation Information Session

Oct. 11, 2016 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Career Development Center

Learn more about this internship program for minority students interested in the multimedia and entertainment industry. Interns are provided with networking opportunities, professional development training, scholarships, mentors and much more! Register in LyonNet.

MHC Student Film Festival

Apr. 27, 2016 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
220 Art Building

Watch films, refreshments will be served. 

Francis Perkins: Fire and Ice, a new film in production

Apr. 26, 2016 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Gamble Auditorium, Mount Holyoke Art Museum - accessible to all

Please Join President Lynn Pasquerella at a screening of never-before-seen footage of secretary of labor Francis Perkins '02 and a discussion with filmmaker Mick Caouette.  American Public Television will broadcast the film on PBS stations nationwide. RSVP by April 20. Parking is available on Lower Lake Road

The Festival of (In) Appropriation #8

Apr. 21, 2016 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
220 Art Building

LA Film Forum presents a showcase of experimental found-footage film and video. Free and open to the public.

Classics of Soviet Cinema: Осенний марафон (1979) / Autumn Marathon

Apr. 13, 2016 7:00 pm
Library 618, Mount Holyoke College

The Oyler House: Richard Nuetras Desert Retreat 2012)

Apr. 5, 2016 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Room 117, Fayerweather Hall, Amherst College

Architecture through Film Series
In 1959, a working-class government employee in the tiny desert town of Lone Pine, California, asked world-famous modern architect Richard Neutra to design his modest family home. To his surprise, Neutra agreed. Thus began an unlikely friendship that would last until Neutra's death in 1970. The Oyler House: Richard Neutra's Desert Retreat tells the story of this house and its stunning desert setting through interviews with Richard Oyler; actress Kelly Lynch; who currently owns the house; Neutra's two sons; and well-known LA real estate agent Crosby Doe.
Discussion to follow. All films are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Metamorphonics — Mount Holyoke Symphony Orchestra

Apr. 1, 2016 8:00 pm
Apr. 2, 2016 3:00 pm
Chapin Auditorium in Mary Woolley Hall, Mount Holyoke College

Collaborative concert with students of the MHC Dance Dept. and the Five College Film Program

Explore the vivid ways in which we live our lives with technology through the work of MHC Dance professor Rose Flachs, and the students of Five College Five College Lecturer in Film & Video Bernadine Mellis in this multi-disciplinary production featuring music for orchestra and electronics. Ng Tian Hui conducts. Tickets are $20.00 premium front and center seating; $15.00 regular seating; $10.00 seniors and students and can be ordered online.

Performances are Friday, April 1 at 8 pm and Saturday, April 2 at 3pm.

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Classics of Soviet Cinema: Moscow Doesn't Believe in Tears (1980)

Mar. 23, 2016 7:00 pm
Library 618, Mount Holyoke College

Москва слезам не верит / An enchanting drama of three women struggling to establish themselves in Russia’s huge and often impersonal capital city. (Color, 150 mins)

Film Studies Program Pre-registration Tea

Mar. 23, 2016 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm
2nd Floor Lounge, Art Building

Pizza will be served. 

Classics of Soviet Cinema: Андрей Рублёв (1969) / Andrei Rublev

Mar. 9, 2016 7:00 pm
Library 618, Mount Holyoke College

Based on the life and work of the great 15th -century icon painter, director Andrei Tarkovky’s film offers a stunning portrait of medieval Russia in all its cruelty and beauty. (B&W, 185 mins)

Five College Student Film and Video Festival

Feb. 26, 2016 7:00 pm
137 Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts Amherst

An annual student-organized event featuring original films and videos by Five College students. Prizes will be awarded for best film of the festival, best film in each category and best of each campus. For more information, please see the Five College Film Department.

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Classics of Soviet Cinema: Летят журавли (1957) / The Cranes Are Flying

Feb. 24, 2016 7:00 pm
Library 618, Mount Holyoke College

Director Mikhail Kalatozov’s beautifully crafted account of the cruelty of war and the psychic damage left in its wake. (B&W, 95 mins)

Classics of Soviet Cinema Film Series: Александр Невский (1938)/ Alexander Nevsky

Feb. 10, 2016 7:00 pm
Library 618, Mount Holyoke College

Heroic Russian prince battles invading Teutonic Knights to save his country from foreign domination in director Sergei Eisenstein’s sweeping patriotic epic. Set to a rousing score by composer Sergei Prokofiev. (B&W, 112 mins)

Crafting a Life in the Arts

Feb. 6, 2016 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Pratt Hall followed by reception at Rooke Theatre

The sixth annual Crafting a Life in the Arts will take place in Pratt Hall. This event brings together accomplished alumnae in the fields of Art Museum, Architecture, Studio Art, Art History, Creative Writing, Dance, Film, Music, and Theater to talk to students about their success in crafting a meaningful and fulfilling career in the arts. It will conclude with a networking reception and refreshments at the Rooke Theatre. Current students can register in LyonNet.

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Crafting a Life in the Arts Lunch & Learn

Feb. 4, 2016 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Blanchard 226

Are you planning to attend Crafting a Life in the Arts? Maybe you have questions about how to network with alumnae and your peers, how to prepare for and what to expect during the event? The Career Development Center is here to help!

Please join the CDC's Ju Hong, Assistant Director, and Dyanne Rousseau, Program Manager for a Lunch and Learn specific to CALA. They'll answer your questions and help you prepare for the afternoon of February 6th. Register in LyonNet.

Leading Woman in the Arts: Patrizia von Brandenstein

Oct. 15, 2015 7:00 pm
Gamble Auditorium

“Translations: From Word to Image to Screen”

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Lalit Vachani's "An Ordinary Election"

Sep. 14, 2015 4:15 pm
305 Kendade, Mount Holyoke College

All are welcome to a screening of An Ordinary Election (2015, Color and B/W, Video:125 min.) in Hindi and English with English Subtitles.  The Story of an Indian election campaign up-close — an intimate ground-up perspective of the anxieties, ambitions, struggles, and intrigues from the electoral background.

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