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Divided We Fall, Americans in the Aftermath
A college student journeys across America in the aftermath of 9/11 uncovering stories of hate, violence, fear, and unspeakable loss - until she finds the heart of America halfway around the world. Valarie Kaur's inspiring exploration of race, religion, and identity during national crisis confronts the wall dividing us from them. Thursday, April 17, 2008 at 7:00pm Bryn Mawr College, Thomas 110

MadCat International Women's Film Festival
MadCat is a highly acclaimed festival that exhibits independent and experimental films and videos directed by women from around the globe. 2008 Program: ID DOCS curated by Ariella Ben-Dov, sponsored by the Bryn Mawr College Program in Film Studies. Thursday, April 10, 2008 4:30pm Thomas 110 Bryn Mawr College

"Master Class" with Film Maker Vicky Funari
Award winning director of Maquilapolis, Live Nude Girls Unite! and Paulina Wednesday, April 2, 2008 -Vicky Funari will speak about the creative process and her filmmaking process. Wednesday, April 9, 2008 - Students will discuss their own filmmaking ideas, or if they choose, screen works in progress for collective workshopping. 4-6 pm Carpenter B21. Sponsored by the Bryn Mawr College Program in Film Studies, organized in conjunction with the Bryn Mawr College Student Film Society

Film and Media Studies at Swarthmore presented a sneak preview screening of the independent feature film Absent Father, directed by Douglas Chang, '84 on Friday, December 7, 2007 at 7pm in Science Center 101, at Swarthmore College

DIRTY PRETTY THINGS, Directed By Stephen Frears Sunday, December 9, 2007 Dalton Hall, Room 300 3:30 PM DIRTY PRETTY THINGS stars Audrey Tautou (AMÉLIE) in a harrowing tale of struggle and survival for two immigrants who learn that everything is for sale in London's secret underworld!


THE GREAT WHITEMAN OF LAMBAREN, directed By Francoise Leherissey, Pierre-Marie Dong, and Bassek ba Kobhio Wednesday, December 5, 2007 Dalton Hall, Room 300 7:00 PM,

TSOTSI, directed By Gavin Hood Friday, December 7, 2007 Thomas Hall, Room 110 7:30 PM,

XALA,directed By Ousmane Sembene Saturday, December 8, 2007 Thomas Hall, Room 110 7:00 PM

Friday, 7 December 2007 Temple University Center City Campus (TUCC) Room 620, 6:30pm-8pm The Philadelphia Cinema and Media Seminar presents: Andrew J. Douglas, Bryn Mawr Film Institute "The Multitalented, Multivalent John Goodman" Respondent: Heidi Schlipphacke, Haverford College

Director Vicky Funari's documentary feature film PAULINA screening at Haverford College, as part of The Gender and Sexuality Studies Program's "Behind the Lens" series. Wednesday, December 5 Hilles 109 Haverford College 7:30pm (refreshments at 7:15pm).

Secret Cinema @ Bryn Mawr! 16mm Cinematic Ephemera with Jay Schwartz. Thursday, November 15, 2007 Bryn Mawr College Thomas Hall Room 110, 7-10pm (FREE and Open to the Bryn Mawr Community and the public).

6th Annual First Person Festival, in partnership with Philadelphia City Paper, Scribe Video Center, and Yards Brewing Co. Wednesday, November 7th - Saturday, November 10th. First Person Stage, 2111 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA. To purchase tickets, go to or call (267) 402-2059.

Professor Liz Miller, Director, Concordia University The Water Front documentary film screening and director Q&A. Co-sponsored with the Department of Growth & Structure of Cities and the Program in Environmental Studies. Thursday, November 8, 2007, 7pm Carpenter 21.

Alan Marcus presents Beautiful Dachau (2006) an experimental film that explores the way people engage with the former concentration camp and its iconic spaces, and the relationship between the camp and the town of Dachau, without the aid of commentary, interviews or archival imagery. Friday, November 9, 2007 at 4:00 pm Bryn Mawr College Thomas Hall 110.

Professor Susan Stryker, Director and Film Historian, Screeming Queens: The Riot at Compton's Cafeteria, documentary film screening and director Q&A. Co-sponsored with Department of History and the Program in Gender & Sexuality Studies. Thursday, October 11, 2007, 4pm Carpenter 21

Upcoming Area Events

Bryn Mawr Film Institute

The Center for Visual Culture - Weekly Colloquia

University of Pennsylvania Cinema Studies

Slought Foundation, Philadelphia: Contemporary Art and Theory

The Philadelphia Cinema and Media Studies Seminar, Temple University