Some very good advice from a Student Blogger.
Splendid Cinema presents
American Indie Filmmaking Meets the Disney Channel
University of Worcester Film Studies is proud to present Harmony Korine’s latest (and much talked about film) Spring Breakers featuring Disney Channel favourites Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens. Korine is best known as the agent provocateur of contemporary American indie cinema and previous films like Kids (1995), Gummo (1997), Julian-Donkey Boy (1999) and Trash Humpers (2009) have pushed the boundaries of taste and art. It was with some surprise then that the press announced he had teamed up with one of the stars of High School Musical and the Wizards of Waverly Place.
Spring Breakers is part music video, part art film, part crime film and part holiday diary. It has to be seen to be believed.
This is a free and completely optional event.
Thursday 19th September 2013,
All films are screened in EE 1026. Start time is 18:15. Feel free to bring a friend.
There is no admission charge.
|24 September 2013||Pan’s Labyrinth|
|26 September 2013||The Wicker Man|
|01 October 2013||TBC|
|03 October 2013||La Belle et la bete|
|08 October 2013||King Kong|
|10 October 2013||My Darling Clementine|
|15 October 2013||Blue Velvet|
|17 October 2013||Sleeping Beauty (2011)|
|22 October 2013||TBC|
|24 October 2013||Alien|
|29 October 2013||Dance with a Stranger|
|31 October 2013||Excalibur|
|05 November 2013||To Be or Not To Be|
|07 November 2013||Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan|
|12 November 2013||Amelie|
|14 November 2013||Mildred Pierce|
|19 November 2013||TBC|
|21 November 2013||TBC|
|26 November 2013||Raiders of the Lost Ark|
|28 November 2013||Troll Hunter|
|03 December 2013||Dirty Pretty Things/Ghosts|
|05 December 2013||Fairytale: A True Story|
|10 December 2013||Candyman|
|12 December 2013||Kill Bill|
Student job opportunity
We require a responsible and dedicated student to be our new digital projectionist.
This year, we will be screening a selection of course- relevant films on Tuesday and Thursday evenings (between 18:15 & 21:15) in EE 1026. A full schedule of the films will be posted outside the room shortly.
We require one responsible student to collect (and return) DVDs from relevant members of staff in advance of the screenings, to operate the DVD players and data projectors in EE 1026 (including trouble-shooting when necessary – but nothing ever goes wrong in 1026, right?),and to supervise the screening itself.
We are hoping that this will be a paid internship, but confirmation of that will be forthcoming.
We anticipate that this internship will be filled semester by semester.
So, who’s interested? (Must be current film studies student, I’m afraid)
Film Studies Re-Induction
There are a couple of changes to the programme which will effect you in different ways. This is about ensuring that you all are made aware of these changes.
All modules will be taught in single three hour blocks, once a week. No separate seminar times.
Screenings have been removed from modules, but options for seeing key films are being made available to you in two ways:
- Tuesday & Thursday evenings, from 18:00 – 21:00, in EE 1026, will be a free film series consisting of titles pertinent to the week’s teaching – across all three years. We hope to announce the list of screenings shortly.
- Uniview: this is a remarkable platform which allows only Worcester students to log in and see what “off-air” titles we’ve uploaded/had recorded for you. These films can either be streamed or downloaded. Most course films will be up there for your access. www.uniview.worc.ac.uk
Worcester Weeks: regardless of what any of you (or us) think of them, they are a reality. There are three of these scheduled – w/b 21 October, 18 November and 27 January. We are using these weeks to facilitate more dynamic academic tutoring, both individually and as a group. We’ve also booked out EE1026 for all of the first Worcester Week from noon till 9 in order to have you guys run a mini-film festival based on the idea of “Movies you must see before you die”. Film choice, schedule, marketing, running the event will all be in your hands. Let me know if you’d like to volunteer. If this event is successful, there’s no reason why we can’t do this every Worcester Week, and use different themes.
There has also been change to the teaching weeks (partially to accommodate Worcester Weeks): first semester classes resume the first week in January (w/b 6 Jan) and run for the last two weeks of a 15 credit, single semester module. Then there are two weeks of assessment followed by the third Worcester Week. Semester 2 15 credit modules begin the first week in February. So yes, you Christmas Break has been cut short; we’re all back at the coal face at the beginning of January.
That’s probably enough info to get you going. Please check back to this blog frequently to ensure you remain fully up-to-date.
Let’s all have a great year!
Mikel & Paul
Kick off the academic year right with a great film!