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Films and Filmmakers Spring 2008

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Montclair State University, Film Program
Visiting Filmmakers Coordinator: Roberta Friedman 973-655-7282
TUESDAYS from 7:00 – 10:00 pm
Location: University Hall, Rm 1040 (unless otherwise noted)
open to all – admission free

12-Feb Mark Urman
Mark Urman, Producer/Distributor, THINKfilm
Mark Urman is currently head of the U.S. Theatrical Division at THINKfilm, and former co-president of the Theatrical Releasing division of Lions Gate Films. He brings with him extensive expertise and a wealth of knowledge about film, filmmakers and film distribution.

19-Feb Armacord
Film: “Armacord” – part of the Italian Film festival

26-Feb Michael Uslan
Michael Uslan, Producer, “The Dark Knight”
Michael Uslan is the originator and creative force behind the Batman movies and producer of the latest Batman film, “The Dark Knight.” He is also an Emmy Award-winning television producer and founding partner of Comic Book Movies.

4-Mar Amos Poe
Amos Poe, Writer/Director/Producer, “The Blank Generation”
Amos Poe is a leading figure of the No Wave Cinema movement which paralleled the punk music explosion of the 70s and 80s. He is considered by many to be the father of the modern Indy American cinema and created films such as the now-classic, “The Blank Generation” and the neo-noir, “Frogs for Snakes.”

11-Mar Penelope Spheeris
Penelope Spheeris, Editor/Director/Producer, “Wayne’s World”
Penelope Spheeris is the director of iconic films such as “The Decline of Western Civilization” as well as box office hits like “Wayne’s World.” She is also the founder of Rock ‘n Reel, the first Los Angeles production company to specialize in music videos.
(This lecture will be a live video conference from Los Angeles with Penelope Spheeris.)

No lecture

25-Mar Bruce Sinofsky
Bruce Sinofsky, Editor/Director/Producer, “Paradise Lost”
Bruce Sinofsky is the director of award winning and provocative documentaries including “Paradise Lost,” “Brother’s Keeper” and “Metallica: Some Kind of Monster.”

1-Apr Pat O’Neill
Pat O’Neill, Director/Producer, “The Decay of Fiction”
Pat O’Neill is a respected member of the experimental film scene and director of films such as “The Decay of Fiction.” He is also the founder of Lookout Mountain Films, creating visual effects for Hollywood features including George Lucas’ “The Empire Strikes Back.”

8-Apr Marco Bonini
Marco Bonini, Producer/Screenwriter/Actor “Billo il grand dakhaar”
The Italian film, “Billo il grand dakhaar,” directed by Laura Muscardin, will be screened in Calcia Hall Room 135 at 7 p.m. The film, which will be introduced by Marco Bonini, the co-producer, screenplay co-author, and featured actor, is part of the University’s Italian Festival of the Arts and Humanities: An Italian Sense of Place: Land and Identity. In Italian with English subtitles.

15-Apr Rose Troche
Rose Troche, Writer/Director/Producer, “The L Word”
Rose Troche is an award-winning writer, director and producer of both film and television. Among her film credits is the critically-acclaimed “Go Fish,” and she is the writer/director of the Showtime series, “The L Word.”

22-Apr Karim Ainouz
Karim Ainouz, Writer/Director, “Love for Sale”
Karim Ainouz is a Brazilian-born writer and director for film and television. His first feature film, “Madame Sata” was shown at the Cannes Film Festival and his second feature, “Love for Sale,” won Best Film at the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival.


IF you want to suggest an artist for next semester contact Prof. Tony Pemberton @ The Dept of Art and
Design 973-655-7200 /