The Last Slide Projector (2006)


With Filmmaker Paige Sarlin in Person

Tuesday, October 25th, 7:00pm

Keefe Campus Center Theater, Amherst College

Free and Open to the Public

The Last Slide Projector examines the story of Eastman Kodak’s Carousel projector on the eve of its final production run, documenting the disappearance of a projection technology that was once as integral to family memories as it was to education, art history, and the development of both cinema and corporate culture. Sarlin's film is a cinematic example of what George Marcus calls “following the thing,” a method of tracking an object as it crosses temporal, spatial, and disciplinary boundaries. Through this method, the film reveals the social consequences of technological change and obsolescence, as well as the broader aesthetic, ideological, and economic implications of our ongoing transition from analog to digital.

Screening with Workers Leaving the Factory (Harun Farocki, 1995)

TRT ca. 96 mins

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Films by Brigid McCaffrey

Thursday, October 20th, 1PM

Keefe Campus Theater

Brigid McCaffrey is a Los Angeles based filmmaker whose work focuses on environments and people in states of flux and precarity. The artist will be present at the event. 

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An Evening of Cinematic Epistles, Odes, and Documents

An Evening of Cinematic Epistles, Odes, and Documents

Join FIlmmaker Joel Schlemowitz in "An Evening of Cinematic Epistles, Odes, and Documents". The event will occur on Tuesday, September 27th, 7:00pm, in the Keefe Campus Theater. 

Joel Schlemowitz is an experimental filmmaker based in Brooklyn who works in 16mm film, shadowplay, and sterographic media. His films evoke a conciseness emulating the poem's heightened state of experience, an undercurrent of droll humor, a preoccupation with the tactile nature of the filmic image, and an eye towards the Nineteenth Century. 

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Amherst Student Article on Film and Video Curation

The following is an excerpt from an Amherst Student Article, written by Gabby Edzie, about a set of screening done by students in Professor Guilford's class. To access the full article, click here.

"This semester Professor Joshua Guilford — a professor of English and Film and Media Studies — offered a course titled “Film and Video Curation.” The seminar aimed to grant students an opportunity to both think critically about curation and to bring the resulting knowledge into practice. The course was divided into two components, and the first allowed students to attend several screenings, which were discussed in concert with critical and theoretical readings about curatorial practice."


FAMS is pleased to offer events in support of its academic mission, including screenings by established and burgeoning filmmakers, guest lectures by critical historians and theorists, and workshops/lectures by writers and producers working in film, television, video and new media.

Please note: The FAMS calendar also features film screening opportunities sponsored by other departments on the Amherst College campus. 

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