November 8 and 9 – Joshua Oppenheimer

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The Mass Culture Workshop and the Film Studies Center at the University of Chicago invite you to two events featuring Joshua Oppenheimer, Macarthur “Genius Grant” recipient and director of The Act of Killing (2012), named Film of the Year in 2013 by The Guardian and Sight and Sound.

A screening of The Look of Silence, Oppenheimer’s 2014 film, will take place on Sunday, November 8 at 6:00 PM in room 201 of the Logan Center. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Oppenheimer. A description of the film and more information about the event can be found here.

A workshop and discussion with Oppenheimer will take place the following morning, on Monday, November 9from 10 AM to 12 PM. This event will be held in room 801 of the Logan Center.

Refreshments will be provided at the workshop.

Readings for Mr. Oppenheimer’s workshop can be downloaded here.

For upcoming Mass Culture workshops and events, view our full Fall schedule here.

**Persons with a disability who believe they may need assistance, please contact Tyler Schroeder at taschroeder [at] uchicago [dot] edu or Noa Merkin at noa [at] gmail [dot] com**

Joshua Oppenheimer Readings

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Interview with Oppenheimer – Filmmaker Magazine

Perpetrators’ Testimony and the Restoration of Humanity – S21, Rithy Panh

Show of Force – A Cinema-séance of Power and Violence in Sumatra’s Planation Belt

November 6 – Ramona Curry (Joint Workshop with Art and Politics of East Asia)

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Please join us for a joint session of Mass Culture Workshop and the workshop for Art and Politics of East Asia on Friday, November 6 at 10:30 AM in Cobb 311. We will be welcoming Ramona Curry, Associate Professor of English, Media and Cinema Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, and Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; she will discuss a section of “Pioneering Figures in Chinese Film in Los Angeles, 1918-1934,” a chapter from her book in progress, Trading in Cultural Spaces: How Chinese Film Came to America.

This workshop is being held in conjunction with a Film Studies Center event. A Trip Through China will be screened in Logan 201 on Thursday, Nov. 5 at 7:00 PM. This screening has been curated by Pao-Chen Tang, Ph.D. student in Cinema and Media Studies; Yuqian Yan, Ph.D. candidate in Cinema and Media Studies; and Zhang Ling, Ph.D. candidate in Cinema and Media Studies as part of the Film Studies Center’s Graduate Student Curatorial Program. This event is co-sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies. This screening will include live piano accompaniment by Anthony Cheung and Lu Wang, and will conclude with a round table discussion featuring Prof. Curry. Please find full details for this event here.

Refreshments will be provided at the workshop.

Prof. Curry’s paper is available for download here, along with supplementary readings from her book in progress.

Please email one of the coordinators for the password: taschroeder [at] uchicago.edu or noa [at] uchicago.edu.

For upcoming Mass Culture workshops and events, view our full Fall schedule here.

**Persons with a disability who believe they may need assistance, please contact Tyler Schroeder at taschroeder [at] uchicago [dot] edu or Noa Merkin at noa [at] gmail [dot] com**

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October 23 – Pao-Chen Tang (Joint Workshop with Visual and Material Perspectives on East Asia)

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Please join us for a joint session of Mass Culture Workshop and the workshop for Visual and Material Perspectives on East Asia on Friday, October 23 at 10:30 AM in Cochrane-Woods Art Center 156 (please note different location from previous Mass Culture Workshops!). We will be welcoming Pao-Chen Tang, Ph.D. student in Cinema and Media Studies; he will discuss “Of Snow and Flow; Profilmic Actions and Special Effects in The Grandmaster,” an article in progress.

Refreshments will be provided.

Pao-Chen’s paper is available for download here.

Please email one of the coordinators for the password: taschroeder [at] uchicago.edu or noa [at] uchicago.edu.

For upcoming Mass Culture workshops and events, view our full Fall schedule here.

**Persons with a disability who believe they may need assistance, please contact Tyler Schroeder at taschroeder [at] uchicago [dot] edu or Noa Merkin at noa [at] gmail [dot] com**

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October 16 – Richard Davis

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Please join us for the second Mass Culture Workshop of the 2015-2016 academic year on Friday, October 16 at 10:30 AM in Cobb 311. We will be welcoming Richard Davis, Ph.D. candidate in Cinema and Media Studies and East Asian Languages and Civilizations; he will discuss “Speed Jidai and the Modern Musical,” a chapter in progress from his dissertation Wit and Wordplay: The Japanese Wartime Film Musical, 1931-1945.

Refreshments will be provided.

Richard’s paper is available for download here.

Please email one of the coordinators for the password: taschroeder [at] uchicago.edu or noa [at] uchicago.edu.

For upcoming Mass Culture workshops and events, view our full Fall schedule here.

**Persons with a disability who believe they may need assistance, please contact Tyler Schroeder at taschroeder [at] uchicago [dot] edu or Noa Merkin at noa [at] gmail [dot] com**

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October 9 – Mikki Kressbach

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Please join us for the first Mass Culture Workshop of the 2015-2016 academic year on Friday, October 9 at 10:30 AM in Cobb 311. We will be welcoming Mikki Kressbach, Ph.D. candidate in Cinema and Media Studies; she will discuss “Immutable Microbes,” an article in progress.

Refreshments will be provided.

Mikki’s paper is available for download here.

Please email one of the coordinators for the password: taschroeder [at] uchicago.edu or noa [at] uchicago.edu.

For upcoming Mass Culture workshops and events, view our full Fall schedule here.

**Persons with a disability who believe they may need assistance, please contact Tyler Schroeder at taschroeder [at] uchicago [dot] edu or Noa Merkin at noa [at] gmail [dot] com**

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