Prof. EA Kiss

New Class Examines COVID’s Impact on the Film Industry

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THIS NEW PRINCETON UNIVERSITY COURSE IS DEDICATED TO THE STUDY OF CRITICAL FILM CURATION.

The pandemic brought a total disruption to traditional film production, distribution, curation and canonization. Could this disruption be turned into a creative subversion of the strong industrial and commercial aspect of American filmmaking? The formation of the American film canon is an ongoing struggle between civil rights activism and a Jim Crow system of representation. The responsibility of film studies is to assist this creative struggle with sophisticated and openminded film curation and canon formation. With a readiness to be inspired by the unfamiliar from systemically injured and overlooked groups, this studio course will give students the opportunity to practice these virtues by curating brand new films, some not yet distributed, as well as unacknowledged, undistributed classics.

03/04

It’s Berlin, Baby!

Secret Preview of a Film Boutique masterwork

(limited to the course participants)

Class Interview with Agnieszka Holland

Berlinale Talents Programme

Dream On: Uli Hanisch

Berlinale Talents Programme

Dream On: New Cinema, New Voices!

Berlinale Talent Programme

Dream On: Golden Bear Jury

Class Interview with Jean-Christophe Simon

The life of a film from conception: film production, distribution and what is in between and beyond