Visiting Filmmakers Series at Mason

See your world differently. If you want to consider how images do their work, consider a minor in Film & Media Studies.

Images in movies, on television, and on the net move and inspire us, structure our ideas of race, class, gender, and sexuality, community and identity. The GMU minor in Film & Media studies explores mass culture in its visual manifestations and helps students develop an informed awareness of culture and media, ideological tendencies, and effects on daily experience. Committed to interdisciplinarit

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04/12/2024

Have you admired our Mason Film Festival poster? School of Art student Emily Rehr came up with the design!

Emily is graduating with a B.F.A in Graphic Design (spring, class of 2024). She currently works as a photographer and graphic design assistant with the New Student and Family Programs office and as an assistant trip leader for Outdoor Adventures. Emily has a background in design and photography and hopes to combine her strengths with her interests in environmentalism and wildlife. In her spare time she loves to read, rock climb, and hike. She plans to purse design after college, hoping to work amongst local conservation groups or with the National Parks Service.

Be sure to join us for our Mason Film Festival on April 22, 23, 24 and 27.

More information can be found on our website at https://film.gmu.edu/events/annual-mason-film-festival.

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04/06/2024

Join us for a special screening of Confessions of a Good Samaritan, followed by a fun and engaging Q&A with award-winning Director, Penny Lane.

Monday, April 8 at 5 pm in the Johnson Center Cinema
Free and open to the public

Confessions of a Good Samaritan documents filmmaker Penny Lane’s unexpectedly funny, intimate, and provocative quest to understand the nature of altruism after donating her kidney to a stranger. As she navigates the social, medical, and personal complexities of that choice, she delves into some of humanity’s biggest mysteries in this expansive, whimsical, and revelatory film.

The film premiered at the SXSW Film Festival in 2023, where it won the Special Recognition HOPE AWARD.

It also has a 100% “Tomatometer” rating on Rotten Tomatoes! 🍅

Reserve your FREE ticket now on Mason 360.
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Thank you to Tim Harris / Seven Knots Film & Media for sharing your phenomenal film, Kenyatta: Do Not Wait Your Turn. Thank you to Victor Adebusola for your wonderful questions. At George Mason University. Mason Arts Film at Mason Women and Gender Studies Program at George Mason University Mason's LGBTQ Resources Center "In order to change the Senate, you need to change the Senators." https://vfs.gmu.edu/events/15297

03/26/2024

Save the date for the Mason Film Festival!
April 22-24 and April 27, 2024
Johnson Center Cinema

Join us for 4 days of film screenings featuring the work of our Film and Video Studies (FAVS) program students.

For more information and to register, visit: https://film.gmu.edu/events/annual-mason-film-festival

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Thank you Nikyatu Jusu and James Bah for a fascinating discussion of Prof Jusu's brilliant film, Nanny. Thank you also to students, alumni, and guests who asked wonderful questions. Film at Mason Mason Arts Women and Gender Studies Program at George Mason University Mason Cable Network University Life at Mason George Mason University

Info https://vfs.gmu.edu/events/15533 and https://linktr.ee/vfsmason

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03/03/2023

Smile! 😁 The weekend's here! 🙌

Academy Award winning cinematographer Sir Roger A. Deakins is coming to Chase City!

Get your tickets now! https://bit.ly/3Zxpqag

03/02/2023


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Join us for the Disney+ film RISE playing in the Johnson Center Cinema Friday, March 3.

RISE explores the real-life story of the NBA stars, the Antetokounmpo brothers.

A screening of the film starts at 4:30pm as part of the Visiting Filmmakers Series. Following the event, we will have a discussion with filmmaker Akin Omotoso and Craig Esherick.

For more information and to register, visit https://vfs.gmu.edu/events/14183.
This event is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there!

10/28/2022
08/25/2022

Fall 22: Visiting Filmmakers Series continues in Johnson Ctr Cinema, George Mason University: Sep 21 Leola Calzolai-Stewart, Kiley Kraskouskas, and Rachell Shapiro, The American Diplomat; Oct 3 Jessica Beshir, Faya Dayi; Oct 13 Ashley O’Shay, Unapologetic; Nov 2 Mahrya MacIntire, producer, The Slow Hustle.

03/08/2022

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Join Visiting Filmmakers Series on March 3rd at 4:30 pm EST for a discussion with Theo and RaShall. Johnson Center Cinema

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Spring 22: Visiting Filmmakers Series continues: Feb 17: S. Leo Chiang w Our Time Machine, Mar 3: Theo Anthony and RaShall Brackney w All Light, Everywhere, Mar 28: Peter Hoffman Kimball, My Brother is Deaf.

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Join us for a provocative discussion of the documentary film All Light, Everywhere with filmmaker Theo Anthony and former Charlottesville Chief of Police, RaShall Brackney. The film explores the shared histories of cameras, weapons, policing, and justice. As surveillance technologies become a fixture in everyday life, the film interrogates the complexity of an objective point of view, probing the biases inherent in both human perception and the lens.

Seen the film already? Submit your questions for Theo and RaShall in advance of the event by clicking here: https://airtable.com/shrJzDaF9UR8sDzx1

Event details
Thursday, March 3, 2022, 4:30pm-7:30pm in the Johnson Center Cinema (Fairfax campus)
Free and open to the public
Seating is limited, advanced registration is required: https://vfs.gmu.edu/events/12970




02/24/2022

The Visiting Filmmakers Series, African and African American Studies, and Criminology, Law, and Society are pleased to host filmmaker Theo Anthony and former Charlottesville, VA Police
Chief RaShall Brackney for a screening and discussion of Theo's documentary, All Light,
Everywhere, which explores the shared histories of cameras, weapons, policing and justice.

This in-person event is FREE and open to everyone.

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THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 4:30PM ET

For details and registration, visit
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Congratulations and US Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic. Brilliant, deep, moving. So proud of you.

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Spring 22: Visiting Filmmakers Series continues: Feb 17: S. Leo Chiang w Our Time Machine, Mar 3: Theo Anthony w All Light, Everywhere. (Grateful for F21: Disclosure w Sam Feder + Stacy Goldate, Picture A Scientist Film w Sharon Shattuck + Ian Cheney, Astria Suparak.)

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Congratulations to Professor Nikyatu Jusu! Her feature film NANNY will be playing in the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the Sundance Film Festival taking place this month. The premiere of NANNY was highlighted in Variety, which also named Professor Jusu as one of the top 10 directors to watch for in 2022! Learn more about Professor Jusu and the making of NANNY at https://festival.sundance.org/program/ -info/61ae09876c1de5d945c814c7.

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Our Story

Each semester, the Visiting Filmmakers Series at Mason brings to campus a variety of films and directors. Our first guest, in 1995, was Cheryl Dunye: she inspired us to “make our own history.”

Since then, our programs include: Cameraperson and Kirsten Johnson, Whose Streets? and Sabaah Foyalan, Hooligan Sparrow with Nanfu Wang, The Unafraid and with Heather Courtney, Dark Money and Kimberly Reed, Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland, with Kate Davis and David Heilbroner, In the Last Days of the City with Tamer El Said, In Lorton's Darkroom with filmmaker and photographer Karen Ruckman, producer Emma Pearce, and photographers Calvin Gorham and Michael Moses El, Road Through War with Louie Palu, Visitor's Day (Día de Visita) with Nicole Opper, 13th with cinematographer Hans Charles, City of Trees with Brandon and Lance Kramer, A Conversation with Christine Vachon, and Field Ni**as, with Khalik Allah.

See full list here: https://fams.gmu.edu/film-media-studies-visiting-filmmakers-series

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