Spotlight Archive

Accessing FSC collections - Winter 2021

The Film Studies Center viewing rooms and circulation desk remain closed for fall but we are making an effort to make materials available to instructors and researchers.  If you have had access to the FSC collection in the past, please contact us to set up remote checkout.  Patrons may check out items by appointment.
Email your request and we will make an appointment to deliver your package outside the door of Cobb Hall.

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We Tell: 50 Years of Participatory Community Media

This six-screening series assembles activist grassroots documentaries made by oppositional groups in the United States for more than 50 years. Curated by Louis Massiah of the Scribe Video Center and Patricia Zimmermann of Ithaca College, the series offers an essential history of the individual voices that embody and constitute “we the people.” Exploring salient topics of collective documentary practice, each program features a diversity of voices across historical time periods and geographic locations throughout the United States.

The FSC: Reloaded

Prepare for reprogramming.

Welcome to the Next Generation of the Film Studies Center website. We've taken the summer to put a fresh coat of code on the site and think you'll be pleased with the results. Our event listings are bigger and better and we've made it easier than ever to get tickets for a screening. Just look for the green "Get tickets" link on any upcoming event page.

20 year anniversary

We’re celebrating! Twenty years ago this fall, the Film Studies Center threaded up its first reel, dimmed the lights, and screened its first film in Cobb 307. Thousands of films and videos later, we are celebrating our 20th anniversary with a new home in the Logan Center for the Arts, a new environmentally sound film vault for the ever-expanding collection, and a renewed enthusiasm for cinema and media studies in an era of expanding technologies.

Film Screening Room at the Logan

Donning hard hats and reflective vests, CMS faculty, students and staff explored the new Logan Center for the Arts on a preview tour in mid-March. Though still under construction, the state-of-the-art Film Screening Room and Film Vault are on their way to becoming exceptional resources for the Department of Cinema and Media Studies.  Starting in October, the new facilities will house most CMS courses, public events and media collections. The multi-format screening room is equipped to show everything from film to digital to 3-D in a comfortable, acoustically isolated, 130-seat theater.

Congratulations CMS graduates!

Congratulations to the 13 new recipients of a BA in Cinema and Media Studies! On June 9, the FSC hosted a celebration of the new CMS graduates with family, friends and faculty. The special event featured a screening of excerpts from four creative projects, and presentations of nine written theses. CMS chair Yuri Tsivian, alongside lecturer Judy Hoffman and preceptor Matt Hauske, shared personal anecdotes about working with each student, and shared in the celebration of their accomplishments. The afternoon culminated in a champagne toast in honor of the graduates, and cake for all.