Film Seminars: Artists in Film, 1971
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.) 9
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". 10
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. 11
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". 12