Africana Studies Presents “Stories from Home Care” with Dr. Cati Coe

The Africana Studies Program will host Dr. Cati Coe, Professor of Anthropology, for a conversation about her film “Stories from Home Care,” a 13-minute documentary exploring the life of a Ghanian home care worker, Madam Gifty Thompson. The film illuminates issues related to senior health care, West African immigrant labor, gendered experience, and the meaning … Continue reading Africana Studies Presents “Stories from Home Care” with Dr. Cati Coe

Join us April 13 for an Exclusive Preview of the Film “Lipstick and Leather”

Join the Gender Studies Program and the Department of Visual, Media, and Performing Arts‘ filmmaking concentration for an exclusive preview of the film Lipstick and Leather. The event will also feature a Q&A with filmmaker Amy Oden.  This free event takes place on Tuesday, April 13, at 7 p.m. via Zoom. Registration is required.  For more … Continue reading Join us April 13 for an Exclusive Preview of the Film “Lipstick and Leather”

Film Professor Matthew Sorrento Interviews Film Critic Alexandra Heller-Nicholas on her Book “1000 Women in Horror”

It’s no surprise that fans of genre film have sought out resources to aid in their quarantine viewing at home. Australian film critic Alexandra Heller-Nicholas has delivered a fresh topic to fill that need with her expansive book from 2020, 1000 Women in Horror (BearManor Media). Quite appropriately, she finds a tone in her writing … Continue reading Film Professor Matthew Sorrento Interviews Film Critic Alexandra Heller-Nicholas on her Book “1000 Women in Horror”

Film Studies Faculty Member Matthew Sorrento Interviews Silent Film Historian Steve Massa

The COVID-19 quarantine has been challenging to the world of movies. Film distributors have relied on home streaming, with mixed results, while a new wave of pop-up drive-in theaters has gained traction (South Jersey, where the drive-in theater was invented in 1933, is fortunate to have the last remaining one in the state, The Delsea … Continue reading Film Studies Faculty Member Matthew Sorrento Interviews Silent Film Historian Steve Massa

Writers in Camden Begins Feb. 4 with Anders Carlson-Wee

Join us on Tuesday, February 4, for the first Writers in Camden event of the spring semester. Anders Carlson-Wee, author of The Low Passions and co-creator of the short documentary film Riding the Highline, will discuss his work. A screening of the film will follow a discussion with Gregory Pardlo, Associate Professor of English.  Registration is encouraged. … Continue reading Writers in Camden Begins Feb. 4 with Anders Carlson-Wee

Film and Media Studies Lecturer Matthew Sorrento Interviews Mel Brooks Biographer Patrick McGilligan

Documenting the Funny Man: An Interview with Biographer Patrick McGilligan on Mel Brooks  By Matthew Sorrento, Film and Media Studies Lecturer, Rutgers–Camden For me, it was Blazing Saddles (1974) – an instant favorite I saw on cable TV in the 1980s. My father accidentally saw The Producers (1967) on release, never thinking that a film … Continue reading Film and Media Studies Lecturer Matthew Sorrento Interviews Mel Brooks Biographer Patrick McGilligan

Electric Cafe Concludes Spring 2019 Season on Apr. 22 with Mark Zaki’s “no one can hear you dream”

The Electric Cafe Series concludes its spring season on Monday, April 22, with a free concert featuring Dr. Mark Zaki, Associate Professor of Music. A composer and violinist, as well, Dr. Zaki presents a concert of electroacoustic music and video. Featured will be the Rutgers–Camden premiere of “Windows,” a fixed-media video that features the vocal characterizations of Mr. Paul … Continue reading Electric Cafe Concludes Spring 2019 Season on Apr. 22 with Mark Zaki’s “no one can hear you dream”

Mother and Daughter Share Similar Experiences at Rutgers–Camden

Anna LaRue, a marketing-turned-art major who is in her fourth semester at Rutgers–Camden, grew up hearing her mother’s happy memories of her time at Rutgers–Camden. Erin Lewis, who earned a bachelor of arts in English degree in 2001, “loved her time at Rutgers–Camden, particularly working on the school paper, The Gleaner.” Erin started as a … Continue reading Mother and Daughter Share Similar Experiences at Rutgers–Camden

Horror Film Course Students Attend Screening of “Greta” with Top Director Neil Jordan

With the Oscars just broadcasted, movie fans are abuzz about what the Academy nailed and missed. This year, the horror film was noticeably absent – especially since the previous year’s ceremony granted accolades to the revisionist horror film Get Out (2017), with nominations for Best Picture, Best Actor (Daniel Kaluuya), Best Director (Jordan Peele), and … Continue reading Horror Film Course Students Attend Screening of “Greta” with Top Director Neil Jordan

Join us on Feb. 13 for an Evening with Novelist and Film and Television Writer/Producer Joe Gangemi

Join us on Wednesday, February 13, for an evening with novelist and film and television writer/producer Joe Gangemi. Among his films are Stonehearst Asylum, starring Kate Beckinsale, Michael Caine, and Ben Kingsley, Go With Me, starring Anthony Hopkins, and Wind Chill, starring Emily Blunt. He co-created and executive-produced the Amazon Studios original comedy, Red Oaks, starring Paul Reiser, Jennifer Grey, and … Continue reading Join us on Feb. 13 for an Evening with Novelist and Film and Television Writer/Producer Joe Gangemi