Do you want to see a good film?
Wellesley College's Collins Cinema, located in the Davis Museum and Cultural Center, features two 35mm projectors and cinema seating, with a capacity of 175, for CAMS courses, special programs, and student Film Society screenings on Friday and Saturday nights.
OR: Check out what's playing in Boston and the suburbs in the Boston Phoenix
Try these art houses in the Boston area for independent and foreign film:
- Brattle Theatre, Cambridge, MA (in Harvard Square)
- Coolidge Corner Cinema Theater, Brookline, MA
- Embassy Cinema, Waltham, MA
- Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge, MA (in Harvard Square)
- Kendall Square Cinema, Cambridge, MA (near MIT)
- West Newton Cinema, Newton, MA
Do you want to find out what film scholars and artists do in their spare time?
Here are some conferences, seminars, and symposia that Wellesley faculty have attended and participated in recently.
- Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS)
- Screen Studies Conference at the University of Glasgow
- The Robert F. Flaherty Seminar on documentary film
- Console-ing Passions, for feminist media scholars and artists investigating television, culture, and identity
- The Orphan Film Symposium
- International Film Festival, Rotterdam (IFFR)
- The EXPLODING CINEMA is a coalition of film/video makers committed to developing new modes of exhibition for underground media; from DIY screenings in all kinds of venues to low/no budget film tours, cable T.V. and the internet. It's almost five years since the Exploding Cinema was founded in a stone cold bunker at the back of a squatted sun tan oil factory in Brixton. At that time it was a gathering of media misfits rejected by the `Independent' film/video establishment who decided that rather than griping about the state of the industry they would stage their own screenings in cafes, pubs and disused buildings and would set about fusing together the isolated and disenchanted fragments of the underground media. The Low/No Budget film is the source of so much talent and creativity, but they need a place to be shown. Not a sterile, unfriendly "arthouse" but a relaxed, open environment where the audience can watch, chat, discuss the film and meet film/video makers.
Do you want to get started on research in film and media?
Begin with the Wellesley College Research Guide: Cinema and Media Studies
Try some online journals and other internet sites:
- A Journal of Film and Popular Culture
- Senses of Cinema
- LUMIERE (In French) about the Lumiere brothers
- Queer Cinema - comprehensive site for gay, lesbian, and transgendered films including cast and crew.
- UCLA Film and Television Archive - dedicated to film preservation, year-round screenings of international and American cinema, and educational innovation through the research and study center.
- National Museum of Photography, Film and Television - collection, conservation, bibliographies, contact addresses, and history of these media.
- Women Make Movies - a multicultural, multiracial, non-profit media arts organization which facilitates the production, promotion, distribution, and exhibition of independent films and videotapes by and about women.
- Northwest Film Center - regional media arts resource and service organization offering classes, seminars and exhibition programs as well as equipment and editing facilities. Includes the Northwest Film & Video Festival.