This list provides details on upcoming events sponsored by the Cinema Studies Institute. It also includes archival posters and documents (in reverse chronological order) about past events and courses.
Upcoming Events 2013-14
- March 7, 2014: Bengali Harlem and the Lost Histories of South Asian America. Vivek Bald. (Organized by the Centre for the Study of the United States, Munk School of Global Affairs, and co-sponsored by the Asian Institute, Munk School of Global Affairs; and, the Cinema Studies Institute, Innis College, University of Toronto.)
- February 28-March 2, 2014: FSAC Grad Colloquium: Bodies on Film/Bodies on Film.
- February 24, 2014: Blackness, Aesthetics, Liquidity. Professor Alessandra Raengo, Georgia State University. (Co-sponsored by the Department of Visual Studies (UTM) and CSI).
- February 5, 2014: Backpack to Briefcase (Cinema Studies, Comparative Literature, English). Tecca Crosby, Senior Vice President, Creative Affairs, eOneTelevision; Jeremy Link, Senior communications Advisor, Public Works & Government Services Canada; David Swail, President and CEO, McGraw-Hill Ryerson; Annarita Primier, Teacher, Canada’s National Ballet School. (PDF)
- January 23, 2014: Inside Buffalo. Q&A with director Fred Kudjo Kuwornu. (Presented by Prof. Salvatore Bancheri, Emilio Goggio Chair in Italian Studies, in collaboration with CSI)
- January 23, 2014: Devil's Knot. Innis College 50th Anniversary Launch, advanced screening of Dr. Atom Egoyan's most recent film. Q&A.
- November 27-29, 2013: Cinematic Translations: The Work of John Akomfrah. JHI Artist in Residence John Akomfrah. Keynote by Professor Manthia Diawara (NYU), Conversations and Salons with Cameron Bailey (Artistic Director of TIFF) and Professor Manthia Diawara, a symposium on the work of John Akomfrah, film screenings, and a final keynote with Professor Kobena Mercer (Yale). Conveners Kass Banning, Marieme Lo, Rinaldo Walcott. (Jackman Humanities Institute)
- November 7, 21, and 26, 2013: The Lost Films of Guy Maddin. A 3-part event with the celebrated Canadian filmmaker and artist Guy Maddin. (Presented by Innis College and the Cinema Studies Institute.)
- November 7: Spectral Loss: Mourning Missing Movies
- November 21: Public Séance Conducted by Guy Maddin
- November 26: The Séance Project: Channeling Lost Cinema
- November 21, 2013: Glory Enough For All. Media Commons.
- October 25-26, 2013: ReOrientations: A Retrospective on the Works of Richard Fung. In conversation with Richard Fung. (Day 1) (Day 2) (Sponsored by the Asian institute, co-sponsored by Cinema Studies Institute and others - see the Munk Centre pages for the full list of co-sponsors)
October 18, 2013: Life in the Age of Drones. Lisa Parks. (Co-sponsored by the Centre for the Study of the United States, and the Cinema Studies Institute, Innis College, University of Toronto.)
- October 9, 2013: Backpack to Briefcase (Cinema Studies, Comparative Literature, English). Sandra Moore, Investment Representative, TD Waterhouse (Cinema Studies); Annarita Primier, Teacher, Canada’s National Ballet School (Comparative Literature); Michael Tatham, CEO, Tatham Group Limited (English).
- September 20, 2013: Brutal Grace: A Tribute to Lau Kar-leung. Panelists Noah Cowan, Colin Geddes, Bart Testa. (Munk School of Global Affairs, Asian Institute, CINSSU, Cinema Studies Institute, and the Hong Kong Economic Trade Office)
- September 9, 2013: The Reel Palestine: Conversations with Palestinian Filmmakers at TIFF. Hany Abu-Assad, Mais Darwazah, Rani Massalha, Waleed Zuaiter, Adam Bakri, Rula Nasser, Rashid Masharawi. Moderated by Rasha Salti. (Co-sponsored by the Cinema Studies Institute)
- May 31, 2013: Innis College and the Cinema Studies Institute Present: A Screening of "Midnight's Children" with Award-Winning Director and Screenwriter, Deepa Mehta. A Q&A and Discussion with Deepa Mehta will follow the film.
- April 18, 2013: Cinema Medica screening: Son Frère
- March 28, 2013: "Disney Derives the Future: Cognitive Capitalism and Brand Realism": Jerome Christensen ( UC Irvine), author of America's Corporate Art: The Studio Authorship of Hollywood Motion Pictures, 1929-2001 (Stanford UP) will be giving a talk, 5-7 pm. (Sponsored by Centre for the Study of the United States, co-sponsored by the Centre for Innovation Law and Policy, Cinema Studies Institute, Innis College, and Department of English)
- March 28, 2013: Professor Ed Dimendberg (UC, Irvine), Publishing Workshop, 2-4pm – JHI 100A, (with individual consultations 4-5pm)
- March 22, 2013: Sarah Polley - moderated by Prof. Charlie Keil (Presented by JHI, Drama, UCLit.ca, and the UC Writing Centre)
- March 20, 2013: "Just for a Thrill: Gun Violence and Hollywood": Universal Screenwriter-in-Residence talk by Norman Snider (4 p.m., Media Commons Theatre)
- March 19, 2013: Backpack to Briefcase: "Three Things"
- March 13-14, 2013: Film in the 21st Century Global Arena: Spotlight on Brazilian Director Jose Padilha (Bus 174, Elite Squad, Robocop). (Co-sponsored by the Cinema Studies Institute and the Munk School of Global Affairs.)
- March 13, 2013: “Film, National Identity, and Globalization: Culture and Business in the 21st Century” – A Round Table Discussion
- March 14, 2013: Elite Squad Screening and Q& A with the Director
- March 1, 2013: CSUS Speaker Series: Kara Keeling
- March 1, 2013: "Warriors of the Rainbow": Panel and Screening. Panelists: Colin Geddes (TIFF Midnight Madness Programmer), Scott Simon (Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Ottawa), and Bart Testa (Professor of Cinema Studies, University of Toronto), (Co-sponsored by The Munk School of Global Affairs, the Asian Institute, and the Cinema Studies Institute at the University of Toronto, CINSSU, the Dr. David Chu program in Asia Pacific Studies and the East Asia Seminar Series.)
- February 28, 2013: "The Global Popular": Bhaskar Sarkar (UC Santa Barbara) on “Cosmoplastics: Indian Video Cultures”; and Bishnupriya Ghosh (UC Santa Barbara) on “An Unhomely Sense: The Spectral Cinema of Globalizing India”, organized by organized by Meghan Sutherland, Kajri Jain, and Brian Price (Co-sponsored by the Department of Visual Studies (UTM), the Centre for South Asian Studies, and the Cinema Studies Institute)
- February 27, 2013: Fire: Deepa Mehta’s exquisite film about forbidden love between women in India
- February 14, 2013: "The Eventfulness of Technology - Media Interface After the Cyborg": A talk by Professor Thomas LaMarre (McGill University).
- February 9, 2013: "Film and Television": A colloquium organized by the MA class of 2013.
- January 30 and February 6, 13, 27, 2013: "Queer Spirits!" The Qu(e)erying Religion Mini-Film Festival. (Various sponsors, including Innis College.)
Jan 30: Taking a Chance on God: Documentary profile of John McNeill, pioneer gay Catholic priest.
Feb 6: Call Me Kuchu: Documentary about Ugandan gay rights activist David Kato
Feb 13: Seventh-Gay Adventists: A film about faith on the margins
Feb 27: Fire: Deepa Mehta’s exquisite film about forbidden love between women in India
- January 25, 2013: "Devouring Images": Symposium about visual images of eating and devouring. Luka Arsenjuk (respondent James Cahill); Eugenie Brinkema (respondent Meghan Sutherland) (sponsored by the Jackman Humanities Institute)
- November 22, 2012: Reception and Film Screening of War and Peache / Jang aur Aman. With Anand Patwardhan, filmmaker. (Sponsored by Royal Ontario Museum Friends of South Asia, Centre for South Asian Studies, and co-sponsored by Ancient Echoes Modern Voices South Asian Program Fund of the Royal Ontario Museum, Asian Institute, Cinema Studies Institute, and Dr. David Chu Program in Asia Pacific Studies)
- November 23, 2012: "Cinema of Resistance": Anand Patwardhan, India's vanguard documentary filmmaker, with Rita Birla (opening remarks) and Kajri Jain (chair). (Sponsored by Royal Ontario Museum Friends of South Asia, Centre for South Asian Studies, and co-sponsored by Ancient Echoes Modern Voices South Asian Program Fund of the Royal Ontario Museum, Asian Institute, Cinema Studies Institute, and Dr. David Chu Program in Asia Pacific Studies)
- November 15, 2012: "Dark Victory", Cinema Medica screening
- November 13, 2012: "Film Director Yim Ho--In Conversation", Yim Ho (award-winning film director, Hong Kong), moderated by Bart Testa (sponsored by the Asian Institute, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto), and Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival)
- November 9, 2012: Screening of John Woo's "A Better Tomorrow", Q&A with editor/director David Wu (sponsored by the Asian Institute, co-sponsored by Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto), Cinema Studies Institute, CINSSU, and Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival)
- November 7, 2012: "backpack 2 Briefcase"
- October 10, 2012: "How to Drag Your Private Life, Kicking and Screaming, Into the Public: Looking Back at Thirty-Four Years of Filmmaking" a talk with filmmaker Su Friedrich. (presented by Cinema Studies Institute, Innis College, and the Department of Visual Studies at UTM)
- September 27, 2012: CINSSU grad info session
- September 28, 2012: "Branding Consumer Citizens: Gender and the Emergence of Brand Culture" with Sarah Banet-Weiser. (Centre for the Study of the United States, co-sponsored with Cinema Studies Institute, Innis College)
- May 10, 2012: "Edwin Boyd: Citizen Gangster" screening with filmmaker Patricia Rozema, director & screenwriter Nathan Morlando, producer Allison Black, and supporting actor Kevin Durand (presented by Innis College Alumni Network)
- March 15, 2012: "Payback" free screening and Q&A with director Jennifer Baichwal, moderated by Corinn Columpar.
- March 9, 2012: "Viewing Film from a 'Production Perspective': Sociological Methods to Illuminate the Significance of Film", a Toronto Film Seminar talk by Shyon Baumann
- March 2, 2012: "Symposium on Law and Film", (sponsored by Centre for the Study of the United States, co-sponsored by Faculty of Law, Cinema Studies Institute, Department of English, Centre for Comparative Literature, Centre for Innovation and Law Policy)
- February 28, 2012: "Backpack to Briefcase: Three Things For Your Career", with screenwriter and executive producer Tassie Cameron, filmmaker and distributor Miguel Gallego, and lawyer Caroline Mandell, moderated by Charlie Keil. (presented by Political Science, English, Innis College, Cinema Studies, Alumni & Advancement, and the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto)
- February 27, 2012: "A Talk with the Director of Snow", with director Rohan Fernando and actor Kalista Zackhariyas (presented by the Centre for Comparative Literature and the Cinema Studies Institute, co-sponsored by the Asian Institute, Sutram Pictures, the Pan-Asia Student Society, and the Cinema Studies Student Union)
- January 20, 2011: "Mediacracy", a Toronto Film Seminar talk by Meghan Sutherland
- December 8, 2011: "Iranian Cinema - A Historiography", a talk by Hamid Naficy (presented by the University of Toronto, the Toronto Initiative for Iranian Studies, the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, the Department of Historical Studies-UTM, the Department of History, and the Cinema Studies Institute in collaboration with The Foundation for Iranian Studies)
- November 16, 2011: "Backpack to Briefcase: Career Panel Discussion with Alumni Guest Speakers", with Peter Kuplowsky, Alyse Rosenberg, Shelley Saywell, Radheyan Simonpillai. Moderated by Corinn Columpar.
- November 11, 2011: "Panel Discussion "Film" Studies in the Post-Medium Age", Toronto Film Seminar at TIFF Bell Lightbox, with Tess Takahashi, Brian Price and Aubrey Anable. Moderated by Charlie Keil.
- November 1, 2011: "An Evening With Deepa Mehta", presented by Innis College and the University of Toronto
- October 12, 2011: "Unauthorized: The Harvey Weinstein Project". A screening and roundtable discussion with Barry Avrich, Richard Crouse, Bryan Gliserman and Peter Howell, moderated by Corinn Columpar (Innis College and Cinema Studies Institute)
- May 26, 2011: "Celebrating Kay Armatage: Scholar/Teacher/Programmer/Filmmaker". A roundtable discussion (presented by Innis College, Cinema Studies Institute, and Women and Gender Studies Institute)
- May 9-10, 2011: "Cinema of Displeasure": A colloquium organized by the MA class of 2011.
- March 17, 2011: "Web-Slinging: Film Criticism Online": A panel discussion with Margaux Williamson, Adam Nayman, and James McNally
- March 2, 2011: "The Beijing Blueprint" by Joshua Neves (Jackman Humanities Institute talk)
- February 17, 2011: "YouTube Rising: Publics, Popularity, and Politics" by Alexandra Juhasz (The Cinema Studies Institute at Innis College, University of Toronto presents, in collaboration with The New Media Project and Women & Gender Studies Institute, New College (UT), Sexual Diversity Studies (UT) and OCADU)
- January 27, 2011: "Manners of Unfolding in the Cinema" by Laura U. Marks (Co-sponsored by Cinema Studies, the Centre for Comparative Literature, and Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations)
- January 26, 2011: backpack 2 Briefcase: Three Things
- January 20, 2011: backpack 2 Briefcase: Networking
- January 13, 2011: Book Launch: The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman, Cinema Studies Alumnus (Co-sponsored by Innis College and the Cinema Studies Institute)
- December 3, 2010: "The Image and the Archive" with Mark Garrett Cooper, Elspeth Brown, James Cahill and Sophie Thomas (Co-sponsored by the Centre for the Study of the United States, the Cinema Studies Institute, and the Jackman Humanities Institute)
- December 2, 2010: "The Humanities after Hollywood" by Mark Garrett Cooper (Co-Sponsored by: Cinema Studies and Centre for the Study of the United States at the Munk School of Global Affairs)
- November 22, 2010: Barney's Version: free screening and Q&A with producer Robert Lantos (Co-Sponsored by Cinema Studies and the Innis Alumni Network)
- November 5, 2010: Digital Apocalypse? The Documentary and New Technologies by Carl Plantinga
- October 28, 2010: "Passage": A Film by John Walker (Co-Sponsored by: Cinema Studies, Innis College, and Department of History, University of Toronto, Centre for the Study of the United States at the Munk School of Global Affairs)
- October 21, 2010: Dramaturgy and Storytelling for Documentaries, by visiting professor Dr. Kerstin Stutterheim (in collaboration with the German Department)
- October 6, 2010: backpack 2 Briefcase
- October 5, 2010: Seeds of Doubt: free screening, Q&A with director Samir Nasr after the movie (A co-presentation by the Centre for Comparative Literature, Cinema Studies Institute and the Goethe-Institut Toronto)
- June 13-16, 2010: DOMITOR Conference (co-hosted by Ryerson University and University of Toronto | Domitor | blog)
- April 23, 2010: Image, Index, Interface: Film Theory in Transition — Seung-Hoon Jeong (co-presented with JHI and English)
- March 26-27, 2010: CSI Graduate Colloquium — Can You Digit: Cinema and New Media (UofT Events | schedule)
- March 1, 2010: Silent Sound and the Depth of Silence: Representation and the Audible in the Cinema of Jean Epstein — Katie Kirkland (co-presented with JHI and Art)
- February 26-28, 2010: Taiwan Cinema: Yesterday and Today (presented by Asian Institute, co-sponsored by CSI | info)
- February 26, 2010: A Conversation with Stephanie Savage (UofT Events)
- February 23, 2010: Acting Up, Acting Out: Staging and Screening Queer Canada — Thomas Waugh (co-presented with Graduate Centre for Study of Drama and Sexual Diversity Studies)
- January 28, 2010: Cinema in the Museum, Between Senescence and Spectacle — Erika Balsom (co-presented with JHI)
- January 12-15, 2010: Guy Maddin lecture series (co-presented with JHI | media release | article)
- January 12: May I Blow My Bugle Now? My Life in Clips (UofT Events)
- January 13: Machine Gun Lullabies and Short Sleep (UofT Events)
- January 14: My Winnipeg with live narration (UofT Events)
- January 15: I'm Going to Pull Down My Pants: Confession and the Cinema of Uninhibition (U of T Events)
- January 15: Brand Upon the Brain (UofT Events)
- November 16, 2009: Moses Znaimer on the Transformation of the Canadian Television Industry (UofT Events | article)
- November 10, 2009: Linda Schuyler visits The Logics of Canadian Television class (invitation only | article)
- October 2009-February 2010: Backpack To Briefcase series (co-presented with English and History | article)
- February 26, 2010: Three Things: with Stephanie Savage, Aamer Haleem, and Sharon McAuley
- January 21, 2010: Skills for the Real World: with Susan Courtney, Lisa Khoo, and William Morassutti
- October 19, 2009: Screen Real: with Ron Mann and Stuart Coxe
- October 1, 2009: Contemporary Music — Contemporary Film Music (some personal remarks on the fundamentals) — Cornelius Schwehr (co-presented with Faculty of Music)
- Summer 2009: INI226H1F Horror Film (summer session ad)
- Summer 2009: INI115Y1Y Introduction to Film Study (summer session ad)
- Summer 2009: GER354Y0Y Filmstadt Berlin: Cinema / City / Memory (summer session ad | article)
- March 26-27, 2009: CSI Graduate Colloquium — Bad Movies (UofT Events | press release)
- March 20, 2009: Children of Men with Oscar-nominated screenwriter Timothy Sexton (UofT Events | article)
- March 20, 2009: Screenwriting Class with Timothy Sexton
- March 19, 2009: Mieke Bal: A Master Class on Narratology (co-presented with JHI)
- February 6, 2009: Governing by Television — Anna McCarthy (co-presented with CSUS)
- January 22, 2009: A Colloquium: The Fun Factory — Rob King , Charlie Keil, Paul Moore (TFS event | UofT Events | article)
- January 19, 2009: Atom Egoyan and a free screening of Adoration (UofT Events | article)
- January 16, 2009: CSI Screenwriter-in-Residence Screening and Discussion: Srinivas Krishna
- January, 2009: Srivinas Krishna: 2009 Universal Screenwriter-in-Residence (ad | article)
- November 20, 2008: Patrick Rumble Lecture/Screening: the Italian avant-garde cinema (info)
- October 27-31, 2008: Kaja Silverman: Distinguished Speaker on Photography (co-presented with JHI and Art)
- September 2008: Anna Everett course announcement (co-presented with CSUS)
- April 3, 2008: Atom Egoyan on DVD Extras: A Director's Commentary
- March 27, 2008: Fielding Questions: Building the Dialogue of Film Studies — Dana Polan (TFS event )
- February 14-17, 2008: Film Studies Association of Canada 10th Annual Graduate Colloquium (8.5x11 poster | 8.5x14 poster)
- February 14, 2008: Writing about the Family in the Age of Bush: A Lecture on Screenwriting and Contemporary Films — Norman Snider
- February 7, 2008: 'Tired of Squawking Tonsils': The Demise of the Motion Picture Song in Early Sound Film — Katherine Spring (co-presented with Faculty of Music)