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October 5: Suffragette, film screening

Suffragette (2015, 106 min., Dir. Sarah Gavron)

a pre-release film screening

October 5, Monday 6 pm

Introduced (via Skype from London) by Director Sarah Gavron.

Inspired by true events, Suffragette movingly explores the passion and heartbreak of those who risked all they had for women’s right to vote – their jobs, their homes, their […]

October 2: Margarita With a Straw

Margarita With a Straw (2014, 100 min., Dir. Shonali Bose & Nilesh Maniyar)

a film screening & discussion with Shonali Bose

October 2, Friday 6 to 8 pm

Screening of a feature film about a rebellious young woman with cerebral palsy who leaves India to study in New York. On her journey of self-discovery, […]

January 28: The Foxy Merkins

The Foxy Merkins (2013, 81 min., Dir. Madeleine Olnek)

a screening & discussion with Madeleine Olnek & Laura Terruso

January 28, Wednesday 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Madeleine Olnek, director

Laura Terruso, producer

moderator: Ann Pellegrini, Performance Studies and Social & Cultural Analysis, New York University

Margaret is a down-on-her-luck lesbian […]

January 31: After Tiller film screening

After Tiller

a film screening & discussion with Faye Ginsburg, Martha Shane, & Lana Wilson

Friday, January 31 6 to 8 pm

Post-screening discussion with co-directors and -producers Martha Shane and Lana Wilson.

Moderated by Faye Ginsburg, Center for Media, Culture & History, New York University

After Tiller (85 min, 2013, Dirs: Martha […]

Nov 29: “Legalizing Eroticism”: Masochism, Pleasure, and Queer Spectatorship in Mexican ‘Rumbera’ Films (1940s-1950s)

a talk by Laura G. Gutiérrez

November 29, Thursday 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Department of Social and Cultural Analysis 20 Cooper Square, 4th Floor

Laura G. Gutiérrez, Spanish and Portuguese, University of Arizona

This presentation examines a number of cinematic texts that belong to a corpus of films from the so-called Golden-Age of Mexican cinema […]

REVIEW: Slaying the Dragon: Reloaded: “Things Change A Lot”

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Slaying the Dragon: Reloaded: “Things Change A Lot” New York University, 27 October 2011

The screening and panel discussion of Slaying the Dragon: Reloaded, co-sponsored by the NYU Asian/Pacific/American Institute and the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, reflected the importance of “reloading” an analysis of popular representations of Asian women. The film […]

Slaying the Dragon: Reloaded


film screening and panel discussion presented by the NYU Asian/Pacific/American Institute

Read a review of this talk!

October 27, Thursday 6 to 9 pm

Slaying the Dragon: Reloaded 2011, 30 minutes, USA director Elaine H. Kim

Confirmed panelists:

Benjamin Han, Cinema Studies, NYU

Elaine H. Kim, Ethnic Studies and Asian […]

Barbara Hammer – MoMA Retrospective

Barbara Hammer MoMA Retrospective



Exhibition Includes the World Premiere of Hammer’s Newest Film, Generations, as well as Her Groundbreaking Experimental Short Films and Documentaries

Barbara Hammer from September […]

Sexed Asian Machines: On the Communicability of Multimedia

A Brown Bag Lunch Talk with Jian Chen

September 20, Monday 12:30 to 1:45 pm

Jian Chen, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, NYU

Prior to the multimedia convergence initiated by mass digitalization, documentary and pornographic film/video offered the experiences of communicability and interactivity now attributed to “post-cinematic” multimedia. Pornography and documentary are arguably anti-cinematic forms […]

The Politics of Gender in French Cinema

Wednesday, April 14 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

(Conference in English)

Co-sponsored by the NYU Department of French, the Institute of French Studies, the Department of Cinema Studies, and the CNRS/NYU International Research Center.

New Wave Cinema created a new image of woman which is inseparable from modernity and auteur cinema. However, this image is […]

* FALL 2015 EVENTS *

Fall 2015 Events

Transgender & Orthodox: Life Stories at the Intersection of Gender & Religion

Transgender & Orthodox: Life Stories at the Intersection of Gender & Religion

a lecture by Oriol Poveda

December 3, Thursday
5 to 6:30 pm

Religious Studies Seminar Room
726 Broadway, Room 542

Love in the Middle East: The Contradictions of Romance in the Facebook World

Love in the Middle East: The Contradictions of Romance in the Facebook World

a lecture by Roger O. Friedland

December 10, Thursday
5 to 6:30 pm

MCC Commons
239 Greene Street, 8th Floor