Week 5: YIB

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IC co-director Doug Weatherford speaks with Ozan Mermer, director of Yib (2019), a documentary in Spanish and Chuj-Maya that follows a bi-national youth choir whose members belong to a community artificially divided by the Mexico-Guatemala border. The film’s title alludes to the idea of “roots”, and, in this podcast, the German-born director with a multi-national background discusses his personal connection to the story and his decision to attend film school in Mexico.

Week 4: Protest & Revolution

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IC co-director Marc Yamada and Comparative Studies graduate student Dewey Walter use Denise Ho: Becoming the Song to talk about the history of protest in Hong Kong, the intentions of director Sue Williams, and the limits on documentary film to capture the present.


00:00 Denise Ho: Becoming the Song

Week 3: Writers & Filmmakers Part 2

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IC assistant-director Marie-Laure Oscarson is joined by Professors Jane Hinckley and Dennis Cutchins. In this episode, we discuss the latest adaptation of Emma in the context of the changes in the socio-economic realities of the English 19th-century society. The professors explain why this novel is still popular today, define how adaptations differ from remakes, and underline what this 2020 adaptation achieves.

Week 3: Writers & Filmmakers Part 1

By | News, Podcast, Winter 2021 | No Comments

IC assistant-director Marie-Laure Oscarson is joined by Professors Jane Hinckley and Dennis Cutchins. In this episode, we discuss the latest adaptation of Emma in the context of the changes in the socio-economic realities of the English 19th-century society. The professors explain why this novel is still popular today, define how adaptations differ from remakes, and underline what this 2020 adaptation achieves.

Week 2: Auteur Cinema

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IC co-director Doug Weatherford speaks with film professor Dean Duncan about Auteur Cinema in the films of Truffaut, Hitchcock, and Buñuel, with particular emphasis on The 400 Blows, Psycho, and Los olvidados.

Week 13: Fall 2020 Semester Wrap Up

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IC co-directors Marc Yamada and Doug Weatherford as well as IC assistant director Marie-Laure Oscarson discuss the Fall 2020 semester, it’s challenges, it’s films, and the upcoming semester.


Show Notes:

0:39 Fall 2020 challenges
4:43 Semester highlights
18:08 Upcoming films we are excited for