The name Walter Ruttmann recalls enthralling and controversial contexts. A pioneer of experimental film, whose Berlin: Symphony of a Great City is still seen as the quintessential urban documentary of the 1920s, Ruttmann also worked extensively in advertising and other commissioned film genres throughout the 1920s and 30s.
Professor Haidee Wasson has won the Peter Morris Prize for best article in the last two years of the Canadian Journal of Film Studies with "The Other Small Screen: Moving Images at New York's World Fair, 1939" published in issue 21.1 in 2012. The prize was announced at the Film Studies Association of Canada annual conference. Congratulations Haidee!
First Joint Study Days
Concordia University/Université de Lausanne/Goethe Universität Frankfurt
To Represent: Theories, Epistemologies
The heightened presence of photography in the cinema since the 1960s along with the growth of video beginning in the 1970s has long made it necessary to understand the nature of the operations for moving between various kinds of images, on the level of both the fact of the movement and the analogy of the representation.
John MacKay's talk: Dziga Vertov and the Paradoxes of a Revolutionary Materialist Film Practice, March 28, 16h, MB 2,270