Special Events and Guest Speakers

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Special Guests Spring 2021

This semester, our guests will be virtual. (All times EST.)

Samantha Sheppard, assistant professor of Cinema and Media Studies at Cornell; Ken Fox, director of library and archives at the George Eastman Museum in Rochester; and Barbara Lupack, a film scholar on race films
participate in a panel discussion about The Scar of Shame (1927)
Thur Feb 25 @ 7:15

Filmmaker Giulia Bertoluzzi
participates in a panel discussion about her documentary Strange Fish (2018)
Tues Mar 2 @ noon

Filmmaker John Gianvito
participates in a Q&A about his film about Helen Keller, Her Socialist Smile (2020)
Wed Mar 10 @ 7:30

Heather Mackey '10
participates in a panel discussion about her experiences as part of the documentary The River and The Wall (2019)
Tues Mar 23 @ noon
 
Filmmaker Jumana Manna (schedule permitting)
participates in a panel discussion about her documentary Wild Relatives (2018)
Tues Apr 13 @ noon

Filmmaker and Cornell alumna Varda Bar-Kar ’82 
participates in a Q&A about her documentary Fandango at the Wall (2020)
Tues Apr 27 @ 1:00

Filmmaker Aviva Kempner
participates in a Q&A about her recent documentary about Moe Berg, The Spy Behind Home Plate (2019), moderated by Elliot Shapiro (Jewish Studies)
Thur Apr 29 @ 7:30

A panel of experts on Greek tragedy
discuss the film Antigone (2019), reset in modern-day Montreal
A panel organized by Asst Prof Athena Kirk (Classics) & post doc Mathura Umachandran (Classics) will discuss the film and its relationship to Sophocles' play, current and ancient issues surrounding refugees and migrants, and social justice.
A webinar link will be provided to all those who sign up to view the film.
Panelists:
Ella Haselswerdt, Assistant Professor, Department of Classics, UCLA
Demetra Kasimis, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Chicago
Katherine Lu Hsu, Assistant Professor, Department of Classics, College of the Holy Cross
Wed May 5 @ 4:30-6