The Film Studies Program offers excellent undergraduate teaching of cinema and its social and cultural significance. Through both critical studies and cultural events, the program fosters faculty and student scholarship, research, and creative work. With its line-up of film scholars from different departments across campus, the program includes courses on many areas of world cinema and fosters interdisciplinary perspectives on the culture of cinema.
The interdisciplinary Film Studies Program combines interests in film and culture across the departments of Art History and Archaeology, English, German and Russian Studies, Romance Languages and Literatures, and Theatre.
Film Screening - Worn Out Souls
Film Studies faculty Brian Maurer, along with cast and Crew will be screening their recently completed short film, Worn Out Souls, shot locally in Columbia, this Friday, April 25 at 7pm, in Strickland 105. The 18 minute film was produced on the MU campus and the surrounding area, and highlights student crew, local professionals, and stars Columbia acting talent CJ Irwin and DeeDee Folkerts. The screening will be followed by a short discussion led by Co-directors Brian Maurer and Erin Heatherman, and is free and open to the public.
A Conversation with Brazilian Director Petra Costa
Join us Thursday, April 24 at 6pm, at Ragtag Cinema for a sneak-peek screening of Elena followed by a Q&A session with director, Petra Costa, and her mother Li An, who is featured in the film. There will be a reception before the screening at 5:15 with light refreshments. View Flyer
Nancy Morejón, Famous Landscapes
Come to Leadership Auditorium on Friday, April 25 at 6:00 pm to view the Missouri premiere of Nancy Morejón, Famous Landscapes. This documentary offers a unique perspective on contemporary Cuban cultre and intellectual life through the world and artistic achievements of Nancy Morejón. Light refreshments will be served at the event. See the flyer for more information.
Film Production Club at MU
The Film Production Club is a student organization dedicated to educating and providing opportunities for its members in all aspects of the filmmaking process. It accomplishes this by establishing connections in the local, regional and national level film communities. (Read More...)
The major in Film Studies (B.A. Degree) became official in February 2010. For a description of the major and the requirements click here: B.A. Degree in Film Studies.
The Program also offers a Minor in Film Studies.
To see a list of upcoming screenings on the University of Missouri campus and around Columbia, Missouri, visit our Upcoming Screenings page.
Filmmakers make sure to visit our film contests page for upcoming contests.
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