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March 2019

Docs@TheByre: Time Trial (Finlay Pretsell, 2018)

March 27 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Byre Theatre- Studio, Abbey Street
St Andrews, KY16 9LA
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Join us at Byre on 27 March, 5pm for a thrilling and immersive journey into the race of a lifetime. You don't need to be a cycling fan to love this film. Free but ticketed, link to come.

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April 2019

Film Studies Speaker Series: Ian Christie (Birkbeck) “Re-positioning a pioneer: Robert Paul in the light of new film history”

April 3 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Board Room, Department of Film Studies, 99 North St,

Please join us for the forthcoming event in the Film Studies Speaker Series this semester: Re-positioning a pioneer: Robert Paul in the light of new film history   Professor Ian Christie (Birkbeck College)   Wednesday 3rd April 2019    3:00 PM    Film Studies Boardroom   Robert Paul was virtually written out of early British film history by the pioneer of the field, Rachael Low, in 1948. It's been a slow and erratic route back to acknowledging him as the…

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Film Studies Speaker Series: Gina Marchetti (Hong Kong) “The Look, the Leer, the Glare, the Glance, and the Gaze: Women Filmmakers and the Visual Politics of Transnational Chinese Cinema”

April 8 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
School 1, The Quads, St Andrews, United Kingdom + Google Map

Gina Marchetti (University of Hong Kong) "The Look, the Leer, the Glare, the Glance, and the Gaze:   Women Filmmakers and the Visual Politics of Transnational Chinese Cinema” Monday 8th April 5:00 PM-6:30 PM School 1, University of St. Andrews Abstract: As a response to #MeToo, Nina Menkes has called for further scrutiny of the “visual language of oppression” taught and replicated through film schools and industry apprenticeships.   Academic theories of the gender bias that creeps into what John Berger calls “ways…

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Speaker Series (17/4): Sarah Neely “‘small Things’: Time, Materiality and Landscape in Margaret Tait’s Land Makar (1981)”

April 17 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Film Studies Boardroom, 99 North Street
St Andrews, Fife KY16 9AD United Kingdom
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Screening & Talk: ‘small Things’: Time, Materiality and Landscape in Margaret Tait’s Land Makar (1981) Sarah Neely (University of Stirling) Wednesday 17th April 3:00 PM-5:00 PM Film Studies Boardroom Dr Sarah Neely will discuss the work of the Orcadian filmmaker and poet Margaret Tait, focusing in particular on Land Makar, Tait’s film about a neighbouring crofter, Mary Graham Sinclair (the ‘land makar’, or ‘poet of the land’, who gives the film its title). Neely’s talk will consider Land Makar in relation to…

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Speaker Series: Pamela Church-Gibson (London College of Fashion) “The Fast, the Furious and the Tom Ford Suits: the Changing Configurations of Contemporary Masculinity”

April 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Arts Seminar Room 8,

 The Fast, the Furious and the Tom Ford Suits: the Changing Configurations of Contemporary Masculinity Pamela Church-Gibson (London College of Fashion) Tuesday 23rd April 4:00 PM-5:30 PM Arts Seminar Room 8 This paper is part of a work-in-progress, a new project which will examine contemporary masculinity across the entire spectrum of visual culture. I am particularly interested in bringing together disparate strands, looking at film, fashion, football and social class. This paper will consider- among other things - the significant…

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Docs@TheByre: Piano to Zanskar (Michael Sulima, 2018)

April 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Byre Theatre- Studio, Abbey Street
St Andrews, KY16 9LA
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Join us at The Byre on 24 April 5pm for a screening of audience favourite Piano to Zanskar along with a Q&A with the film's director, Michael Sulima and producer, Jarek Kotomski. Free but ticketed. Link to come.

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Last Symposium Standing: Interdisciplinary Symposium on Survival Media

April 30 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Gateway Boardroom, North Haugh
St Andrews, Fife United Kingdom
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Since the early 2000s, a wide range of 'survival' media has been created, watched, played and explored. Alongside the rise in the production of survival media, this popularity is also evidenced by the prevalence of survival narratives in more traditionally established genres such as horror, disaster and thrillers. From reality TV shows like 'Survivor' to video games such as The Long Dark, from advertising to films such as 'Trapped' and '127 Hours', this symposium explores what can be learnt from…

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May 2019

14th Annual Postgraduate Film Studies Conference 2019

May 10
Byre Theatre- Studio, Abbey Street
St Andrews, KY16 9LA
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The Annual Postgraduate Film Studies Conference is a showcase of the dynamic research environment and impressive range of studies undertaken by the postgraduate community at the Department of Film Studies, University of St Andrews. The conference is a student-organised event hosted by the Department of Film Studies, designed for all the doctoral candidates in Film Studies to present professional conference papers pertaining to their thesis research. The presentation panels will take place at Byre Theatre Studio on Friday the 10th…

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TRANSCONTINENTAL RESEARCH TRAJECTORIES with Prof Richard Allen

May 13 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Board Room, 99 North Street, St Andrews

Prof Allan’s extensive experience working in a variety of contexts (the UK, the USA, China, India) positions him as a unique cosmopolitan scholar, whose career traverses Europe, North America and Asia. Therefore, we asked Richard to share his views on the situation in the profession at large, his observations on the scene in North America and most specifically Asia. He will also talk about some of the innovative interdisciplinary projects that are now evolving in Hong Kong in conjunction with…

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MRINAL SEN @ St ANDREWS

May 20 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Board Room, 99 North St

Mrinal Sen: filmmaker of proletarian protest The IGCCC will run a workshop dedicated to the memory of the great Indian Bengali director Mirnal Sen, who passed away on 30 December 2018.   This will be on 20 May 2019, 2- 5:30 pm at School 1, The Quads, University of St Andrews.   The  event will follow our established format of featuring several contributions about the work of the director and its social context, followed by screening a film and a…

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