Come to the best film series night of the year – senior theses! There are two programs this year: 16mm and Digital films on Friday, May 8th at 8:00 pm and Sunday, May 10th at 2:00 pm; and Digital and Animation films on Saturday, May 9th and Sunday, May 10th, both at 8:00 pm.
Tickets will cost $5 and go quickly – make sure to get there early to save a seat! Tickets will go on sale 45 minutes before each show.
Dates and times:
16mm and Digital films: Friday, May 8th at 8:00pm; and Sunday, May 10th at 2:00pm
Digital and Animation films: Saturday, May 9th at 8:00pm; and Sunday, May 10th at 8:00pm Place: Goldsmith Family Cinema, Center for Film Studies Cost: $5
The College of Film and the Moving Image will be hosting a presentation of the Class of 2015’s History/Theory Theses and Screenplays on Monday, May 4th. The History/Theory presentation will start at 5:00 PM in the Powell Family Cinema, and the Screenplay presentation will begin at 7:30 PM in the same theater.
Come support the hard work of our seniors! This event is free and open to the public.
Date: Monday, May 4 Time: 5:00 – 9:30 PM Place: Powell Family Cinema, Center for Film Studies Cost: Free
The film theses are back! Since there are 27 films this year, the film department has organized the screenings a bit differently – there will only be ONE viewing session for each film and NO REPEATS THIS WEEKEND, unfortunately (though they will be screened again on Friday and Saturday of Senior Week.)
FRIDAY, MAY 9th, 8PM: DIGITAL FILMS PART 1, $5
Peter Cramer ’14 Chloe Shipko ’14 Peter Conforti ’14 Adam Keller ’14 Kallan Benjamin ’14 Alissa Goldberg ’14 Sky McGilligan ’14 Elijah Cone ’14
SATURDAY, MAY 10th, 8PM: 16MM FILMS, $5
Neo Sora ’14 Alice Lee ’14 Hanna Edizel ’14 Carlen May-Mann ’14 John Ryan ’14 Morgan Ross ’14 Jessie Napier ’14 Sam Gilberg ’14 Jake Ewald ’14 Sidney Schleiff ’14
SUNDAY, MAY 11th, 8PM: DIGITAL FILMS PART 2, $5
Andrew Cohen ’14 Amanda Hayley Sonnenschein ’14 Leah Khambata ’14 Alienor Leon ’14 Richie Starzec ’14 Annalora Von Pentz ’14 Solomon Billinkoff ’14 Spencer Burnham ’14 Henry Hall ’14
Date: Friday, May 9; Saturday, May 10; Sunday, May 11 Time: 8:00 PM Place: Goldsmith Family Cinema (Center for Film Studies) Cost: $5
The screenings of the 2013 Thesis films are this weekend. All showings are in the Goldsmith Family Cinema. 16mm is Friday 8pm, Sunday 2pm. Digitals are Saturday and Sunday at 8pm. Tickets are $5. They are sold on a first come, first serve basis, limited to one per person, and go on sale 45 minutes before showtime.
Important note: The film screenings did not sell out last year either of the opening nights. Although many folks show up especially early to get good seats, please do not let that discourage you from arriving much closer to the showtime. We want as many people as humanely possible to enjoy our films.
On each night of the film screenings we will announce on the Facebook event page when/if the tickets have sold out. If you do not see a post on there, assume that seats are still available and come down.
One does not simply walk into the film thesis screenings.
You knew it was coming, now it’s here. Doors open 45 minutes before each showing. Get there EARLY, everyone will be trying to crash this party. Each film runs under 13 minutes. Total run time for each screening will be about 2 hours. The films are (in the order of their screening):
It all began with the forging of the Great Papers. Seven were given to the Film Studies Professors; immortal, wisest and fairest of all beings. And now those seven will be gifted to the race of Wesleyan Students, who above all else desire power. For within these papers was bound the strength and the will to govern over an entire campus.
This is it, folks. Come hear six great screenplay pitches and one historical/theoretical rundown from seven amazing senior Film majors. The chosen few and their works are:
Douglas Bensimon ’12: The Nazi Carolyn Cohen ’12: Squanderland William Donald ’12: Off the Trail Miriam Smith-Drelich ’12: Goodnight, Sunshine Zachary J. Valenti ’12: Smokin’ Ocean Jeremy P. Wolf ’12: Camp Goggles Sarah Shachat’12: Intrigue, Blood, and Naked Breasts: Strategies of the Epic Series on Premium Cable
Jeanine Basinger, head of the Department of Film Studies, says this is the best collection of written work she’s seen at Wesleyan. And she’s seen A LOT here.
Date: Sunday, May 6 Time: 2:00 pm Place: Powell Family Cinema, Center for Film Studies Cost: Free
Today’s visit by Miguel Arteta ’89 reminded me of his award-winning senior thesis film, Every Day is a Beautiful Day. This, along with a discussion among Wesleying contributors, inspired this roundup of past senior thesis films available on the internet. Lots more after the jump.
Everyday is a Beautiful Day, Miguel Arteta ’89, 1989