Current Series

Intro to Film/Media Studies

This class introduces students to the field of Film/Media Studies, focusing on cinema’s formal elements and teaching students how to do close analysis. Professor: Philip Sewell. Screenings are free and open to the public.



Tuesday Series

The Tuesday Film/Media Series brings to Lewisburg selections from the repertory of world cinema, as well as recent international and American independent films. Restorations, revivals and Central Pennsylvania premieres are presented with introductions, visiting filmmakers and post-screening discussions. Curator: Rebecca Meyers. Screenings are free and open to the public.


Suspiring: The Horror Film

By examining the evolving international history of one of today’s most popular genres, this course will treat students to formal explorations of cinematic style, theoretical concerns about genre, and perhaps the most extreme case study there is regarding film’s relation to fantasy. From the classic Universal and Val Lewton cycles, to Hammer Films, to J-horror, we will watch some of horror’s most genteel and most gruesome examples. Professor: Ken Eisenstein. Screenings are free and open to the public. 



Doc & Avant-Garde Cinema

Despite the fact that fiction filmmakers have claimed that “every film is a documentary of its own making,” and that avant-garde filmmakers have stated that “for any finite series of shots [‘film’] whatsoever there exists in real time a rational narrative, such that every term in the series, together with its position, duration, partition and reference, shall be perfectly and entirely accounted for,” this course will attempt to explore the historical and stylistic trajectories of non-fiction at the movies. Professor: Ken Eisenstein. Screenings are free and open to the public.