As the comprehensive support facility for the Department of Cinema & Media Studies
, the Film Studies Center
provides an ideal site for students and faculty to research film and other media. Explore the role the FSC plays in fostering interdisciplinary film scholarship through our study collections
and public events programming
Filmmaker Julie Dash in person! New 35mm print!
Dash’s masterful first feature film, set in 1902, contemplates the pull of modern life from familial traditions as three generations of the Peazant family prepare to migrate away from their South Carolina island and Gullah people. Named to the 2004 National Film Registry...
Filmmaker Billy Woodberry in person! New 35mm restoration!
Set in the once prosperous L.A. Watts community, Woodberry’s film chronicles the devastating effects of underemployment. With Nate Hardy and Kaycee Moore delivering gut-wrenching performances as the couple whose family struggles to stay alive in a world of rapidly vanishing prospects...
Filmmaker Monona Wali in person!
These works foreground a variety of creative practices – drawing, photography, dancing, mask-making and tv production – illustrating how Black artistic expression (particularly by Black women) can provide joy, comfort and historical connection, while running the risk of being misinterpreted and misused...