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McIntosh Activities Council
 of
 BARNARD COLLEGE
 presents
 
 Film Seminars: Artists in Film
 
 Designed for Barnard Alumnae
 and Undergraduates
 
 
ARTISTS IN FILM
 
 The aim of Film Seminars: Artists in Film, a non-credit, extra-
 curricular course, is to instill a basic understanding and appreciation of
 all aspects of the motion picture, viewed as an art form. Unlike most
 college courses, this program for Fall 1971 has been specifically designed
 to take full advantage of Barnard College's location in one of the world's
 great motion picture centers.
 
 Every Tuesday evening for six weeks (Nov.9-Dec.14) students and alumnae
 will examine a variety of topics and be given a general introduction to
 film-making through a lecture, a film showing, and a group discussion with
 well known film-makers.
 
 Professionals with outstanding achievements in producing, directing,
 acting, scriptwriting, etc., as well as film critics and historians, will
 provide insights and information beyond the scope of any textbook. This
 format affords an exciting planned program which is flexible enough to take
 advantage of any unexpected opportunities. Additional activities open
 to those registered include visits to films on location in New York City,
 invitations to private film screenings, and special previews of major films
 yet to be released.
 
 Although we would wish to make any or all of these seminars open to the
 entire academic community, we find it necessary to limit participation to
 300 students and alumnae so that each meeting will function as an integral
 part of the entire seminar series. A further aim of this program is to
 bring the post-graduate back onto campus so that there can be a viable
 interchange of ideas between students and alumnae.
 
 A registration form for the seminars will be found on the final page
 of this brochure. Registration is limited and applications will be processed
 as they are received.
 
 
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9th
 (7:00 - 9:00 p.m.) 
 
 THE GREAT AMERICAN FILM: ASPECTS
 OF ITS DEVELOPMENT 
 
 * The Hollywood Era
 * Studio vs. Independent
 production
 * The Star System
 * Our favorite genres
 (western, gangster, seen as a foreign film
 musical, comedy)
 * Role of Women in
 American Films
 
 TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16th
 (7:00 - 9:00 p.m.)
 
 THE FOREIGN FILM: IS FILM THE 
 CLOSEST THING TO A UNIVERSAL ART 
 FORM? 
 
 * The Italian Film 
 * The French Films 
 * Dubbing vs. Subtitling 
 * The Great American Film 
 seen as a foreign film abroad 
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23rd
 (7:00 - 9:00 p.m.)
 
 TOWARDS A GREATER REALITY
 * The Documentary
 * The Semi-documentary
 * The Improvised Film
 * The Actor vs. the Now-
 Actor
 * The Propaganda Film
 * Realistic Setting:
 Of Location Shooting
 
 TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30th
 (7:00 — 9:00 p.m.)
 
 A FILM IN PROGRESS: THE STEPS
 BRINGING IT TO THE SCREEN 
 * Preparing the Script
 * Pre-production
 * Selecting Cast and Crew
 * The Unions
 * Filming
 * Editing
 
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7th
 (7:00 - 9:00 p.m.)
 
 POLITICS OF PROMOTION: BRING-
 ING THE FINISHED FILM TO ITS
 AUDIENCE
 * The Publicists
 * The Art of Coming
 Attractions
 * Film Festivals
 * The Distributor
 * The Exhibitor
 
 TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14th
 (7100 - 9:00 p.m.)
 A CRITICAL APPRAISAL: THE FUTURE
 OF FILMS
 * The Film Review
 * Films as a basis for
 the other art forms
 * The Effects of TV
 * Experimental Films
 * A New Film Audience?
 
 
Alphabetical Listing of Guest Speakers for
 ARTISTS IN FILM
 
 DAVID AMRAm - Mr. Amram, a leading American composer, has composed music for
 the highly successful New York Shakespeare Festival (1956-61),
 the American Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Conn., the
 Phoenix Theater (1958-61), Broadway and Off-Broadway Theater,
 and for such movies as 'The Young Savages," "Splendor in the
 Grass," and "Pull My Daisy."
 
 ERIK BARNOUW - Dr. Barnouw is director of the Center for Mass Communications
 of Columbia University Press. Former president of the Writers
 Guild of America, and author of numerous books and articles
 including the critically acclaimed "The Image Empire" a history
 of TV, Dr. Barnouw is a producer of documentary films including
 "Hiroshima-Nagasaki" and "Fable Safe".
 
 ARTHUR BARRON - Prof. Barron is president of Verite Productions and Professor
 of Film, School of the Arts, Columbia University. Formerly he
 was supervisor of creative projects for NBC, Executive Producer
 for documentaries for Metrofledia and StaffProducer-Director-
 Writer of Documentaries for CBS. His films include "Birth and
 Death", "Johnny Cash", "16 in Webster Groves", "The Berkeley
 Rebels", "James Baldwin's Harlem‘, and "Orville and Wilbur".
 He has won 2 TV Emmys, The Ohio State Award, The Blue Ribbon
 of the American Film Festival, and The Cine Golden Eagle.
 
 GABRIEL DESDOITS - Mr. Desdoits is President of Gades International Films,
 which has served as producer's representative for most
 of the major foreign film-makers.
 
 H. WILLIAM FlTELSON - Mr. Fitelson is a member of the firm of Fitelson and
 Mayers. This firm specializes in matters only in the
 field of information and communication. Clients include
 publishers of newspapers, magazines, and books, authors,
 producers, directors, performers, and artists in the
 theater, radio, TV, and motion pictures. Each lawyer
 in the firm is an expert in one of the divisions of the
 communications business. Mr. Fitelson founded the Theater
 Guild on the Air and was its managing director for the
 17 years the Guild was sponsored by the U.S. Steel Corp.
 
 
AL FREEMAN JR. - Mr. Freeman has primarily participated in film-making as an
 actor. He recently directed and produced his first film,
 "Going Down Slow."
 
 NOELLE GILMORE - Ms. Gilmore is a screenwriter and director as well as a specialist
 in the subtitling and dubbing of foreign films. Some of the films
 to her credit include: "Last Year at Marienbad", "Hiroshima Mon
 Amour", "Shoot the Piano Player", "Elvira Madigan", and "Z".
 
 JONAS HALPERIN - Mr. Halperin is head of the the New York office of the international
 public relations firm of Rogers, Cowan, and Brenner.
 
 STEVE KUTNER - Mr. Kutner is presently General Manager for Playboy Theaters.
 He was formerly head film buyer of cinema V-Rugoff Theaters and
 prior to that served as assistant general sales manager of
 Columbia Pictures.
 
 PAUL MORRISSEY - Mr. Morrissey is the studio head and chief for production
 for Andy Warhol Films. Last year Mr. Morrissey directed
 the Cinema V release "Trash" starring Joe Dallesandro.
 This year, he is in Warhol's New York studio completing
 work on Andy Warhol's "Sex" and "L'Amour", the latter with
 an international star cast.
 
 PATRICK O'NEAL - Mr. 0'Neal has an outstanding reputation in theater, television,
 and motion pictures. His many screen credits include: "The
 Cardinal", "King Rat", "A Fine Madness", "The Kremlin Letter",
 "In Harms Way", and many other major films.
 
 GUY de la PASSARDIERE - The Marquis de la Passardiere started as a theatrical
 producer and was responsible for presenting major revues
 on four continents. He is a manager, producer, and
 packager of foreign films and is responsible for bringing
 much of the international cinema to American screens.
 
 
ELEANOR PERRY - Ms. Perry who has currently completed the screenplay for
 "Father's Day" is one of America's great screenwriters.
 Films to her credit include: "David and Lisa", "Ladybug,
 Ladybug”, "Last Sumer”, and "Diary of a Mad Housewife".
 
 GERRY PICKMAN - Mr. Pickman is president of the newly formed Levitt-
 Pickman Film Distribution Co. An expert in both film
 marketing and merchandising, Mr. Pickman was formerly vice
 president in charge of sales and advertising for Paramount
 and member of the management team at Columbia Pictures.
 
 MARTIN POLL - Mr. Poll is currently producing the motion picture "Father's
 Day" for Columbia Pictures. He has been a leading producer for
 both TV and films. His numerous production credits include the
 Academy Award winning Avco Embassy release "The Lion in Winter‘.
 
 VIC RAMOS - Mr. Ramos has been a casting director for such films as: "Midnight
 Cowboy", "Cotton Comes to Harlem", "Little Murders", "Desperate
 Characters", and the yet to be released "Mortadella" and "Hot
 Rock". He has just finished producing the independent feature
 film "Going Down Slow".
 
 ROBERT RENFIELD - Mr. Renfield will be producing Lorraine Hansberry's "The
 Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window" on Broadway this Fall.
 
 ANDREW SARRIS - Mr. Sarris, film critic for the Village Voice and one of
 America's leading auteur theorists, is a professor of film
 at the School of the Arts, Columbia University and is on the
 Board of the New York Film Festival. His numerous articles
 on motion pictures have appeared in the N.Y. Times, Cahiers du
 Cinema, Film Culture, among many others.
SEGMENTS OF FILMS TO BE SHOWN INCLUDE*
 
 * A Face in the Crowd
 * Going Down Slow
 * Trash
 * 42nd Street
 * Hiroshima-Nagasaki
 * Fable Safe
 * Z
 * Flying Down to Rio
 * Gold Diggers of 1933
 * You Only Live Once
 * Pull My Daisy
 
 As well as :
 * Test shots from Hollywood films
 * Experimental Video Tapes
 
 *(other films will be announced during the course of the
 seminars.)
 
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LINDA YELLEN - A.B.,Barnard 1969; M.F.A., Columbia School of the Arts 1971.
 
 This semester's Film Seminar is being taught by Linda Yellen,
 a 22 year old "veteran" of both the motion picture industry and
 Columbia University. Ms. Yellen, who is currently working toward
 her Ph.d., also at Columbia, has worked in films as a story editor,
 publicist, scriptwriter, producer , and director. For the past two
 years she and Prof. Lorch have conducted the highly successful
 Barnard/Columbia course "The Italian Film."
 
 Her articles relating to films have appeared in the N.Y.POST,
 the N.Y. Times, (for which she was college correspondent), the Village
 Voice, France-Soir, Glamour Magazine, Seventeen Magazine, Interview
 Magazine, Careers Today, and the Cornell Summer Review (for which she
 was Editor-in-Chief), among others. Author of "The Tenement Building"
 and "The Mythmaker," Ms. Yellen is currently writing "The Man-Made Woman"-
 a critical study of the roles of women in motion pictures.
 
 CHARLES BIRNBAUM
 
 Charlie Birnbaum, student co-ordinator for the film seminars,
 is a senior at Columbia College. He has worked in numerous programs
 responsible for bringing films to the Columbia campus and is director
 of McIntosh Activities series "Zoopraxinographoscope". He is currently
 working on a treatise entitled "The Phenomenology of 42nd Street-
 A Dialectical Enquiry into Joe Franklin".
 
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BARNARD COLLEGE
 McIntosh Activities Council
 
 Application for Enrollment in
 Film Seminars: Artists in Film
 
 Name
 Address Zip
 Phone
 
 Enrollment is determined by the date application and payment are
 received. Please make checks payable to Mclntosh Activities Council;
 McIntosh Center; Barnard College; New York, N.Y. 10027.
 
 Season tickets can be obtained at the door at the first seminar meeting.
 If enrollment is closed upon receipt of your application, you will
 be notified and your check returned.
 
 The enrollment fee for alumnae is $10 for the entire seminar series.
 For students the fee is $5.00.
 
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LATE ADDITIONS TO THE GUEST SPEAKERS
 
 SHIRLEY MACLAINE - Ms. Maclaine, one of America's finest and most acclaimed
 actresses, has starred in such outstanding motion pictures as:
 "Around the World in 80 Days", "Children's Hour", "Two for
 the SeeSaw", "Irma la Deuce","Gambit", "Sweet Charity",
 and recently released "Desperate Characters". Ms. Maclaine
 is also the author of Don't Fall Off the Mountain.
 
 PETER YATES- Mr. Yates, an outstanding young British director, has such
 fine films to his credit as: "The One Way Pendulum",
 "Robbery", "The Judgement", "Bullitt", and the soon to be
 released "Hot Rock".
 
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