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Film and Media Studies Program

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Events sponsored by Film and Media Studies range from conversations with visiting artists and scholars to public screenings and performances, conferences, and film festivals. These events offer beyond-the-classroom learning opportunities for our students and encourage a vibrant film and media culture on the USC campus and in the Columbia community.

Recent Events

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Screening of "The Black Panthers" and discussion with Kathleen Cleaver

The Stanley Nelson series continues this week with The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution on March 15 at 6 pm in Gambrell Hall, room 153. Former Black Panther Kathleen Cleaber will lead a discussion on Thursday, March 16th at 12:00 pm in Grambrell Hall, room 217.

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Screening of "Freedom Summer"

The Stanley Nelson Film Series continues with Freedom Summer. Over 10 memorable weeks in 1964 known as Freedom Summer, more than 700 student volunteers from around the country joined organizers and local African Americans in a historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in what was one of the nation’s most viciously racist, segregated states. This free screening of Freedom Summer on March 1 at 6pm in Journalism Room 106 will feature a talk-back with former SNCC member Cleveland Sellers. His autobiography of his time as an activist, The River of No Return, is a standard in college classrooms.

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Visiting Scholar James Deaville

James Deaville from Canada's Carleton University will speak about music in video game trailers. He will explore music’s dual register as marketing tool and art form, mediating “evocative space” in game play. Wednesday March 1, School of Music Recital Hall, 1:10-2pm, Refreshments following

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