Harpur Cinema presents Manta Ray

 Harpur Cinema will be presenting the Thai film, Manta Ray at two showings on campus this week. Thai director Phuttiphong Aroonpheng’s first feature-length film takes place in a coastal village of Thailand, and focuses on two men, a local fisherman and a stranger who cannot speak. It touches on the current situation of Rohingya refugees. The narrative develops with beautiful, pleasurably hypnotic and emotionally rewarding images, expressing ideas of displacement, identity, powerlessness, and responsibility. It won the Orizzonti Award for Best Film at the Venice Film Festival.



The Libraries have several films by Thai filmmakers.  They can be obtained at the Newcomb Reading Room Reader Services desk.

 Saeng Satawat (Syndromes and a Century), written and directed by Aphichātphong Wīrasētthakun,  (DVD) PN1997.2 .S26 2007.






 Dokfa nai meuman (Mysterious Object at Noon), directed by Apichatpong Weerasthakul, (DVD) PN1997 .M972 2003.






 Sat pralat (Tropical Malady), directed by Apichatpong Weerasthakul,  (DVD) PN1997.2 .T76 2005.

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Harpur Cinema presents The Guardians/Les Gardiennes’

Harpur Cinema will be presenting the French film, Les Gardiennes’  at two showings on campus this week.  Filmmaker Xavier Beauvois sets his film during World War I.  The men are off at war and the women,  the “Gardiennes” of the title, are left to tend the fields through the changing seasons.

The Binghamton University Libraries’ databases have many articles on Xavier Beauvoir and on films set during World War I.  A good place to start is the FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals database.

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D. A. Pennebaker

Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker D. A. Pennebaker died this week. His documentaries were considered groundbreaking.  The Libraries own a number of Pennebaker films on DVD as well as books about his life and work.


 D. A. Pennebaker: interviews, ed. by Trent Griffiths. Fine Arts  PN1998.3.P45255 A3 2014


 D. A. Pennebaker, by Keith Beattie.  Fine Arts  PN1998.3.P45255 B43 2011




 Don’t Look Back Newcomb Reading Room(Bartle) Reader Services Desk (DVD) ML420.D98 D66 1999








  Monterey Pop Special Collections Center for the Study of the 1960s M1630.18 .M668 2006


 The War Room, Newcomb Reading Room (Bartle) Reader Services Desk (DVD) JK526 1992w










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New Cinema Books

 Non-cinema : global digital filmmaking and the multitude, by William Brown. Fine Arts  PN1995.9.P7 B667 2018


 The Palgrave handbook of Asian cinema, ed by Magnan Park, Aaron Han Joon and Gina Marchetti.  Fine Arts PN1993.5.A75 P35 2018


 What is Japanese cinema? : a history, by Inuhiko Yomoto, trans. by Phil Kaffen. Fine Arts PN1993.5.J3 N542513 2019


 Selling the movie : the art of the film poster, by Ian Haydn Smith. Fine Arts  PN1995.9.P5 S5634 2018


 African American cinema through Black lives consciousness, ed. by Mark A. Reid. e-book




 Aesthetic spaces : the place of art in film, by Brigitte Peuker. Fine Arts PN1995.25 .P462 2019


 Philosophy-screens : from cinema to the digital revolution, by Mauro Carbone, trans. by Marta Nijhuis. e-book



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Visiting Film & Video Artists & Speaker Series

The Visiting Film & Video Artists & Speaker Series will feature Rose Lowder at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, in LH-6. Lowder will screen Foryannfromrose (2014), Turbulence (2015), Tartarughe D-Acqua (2016), and Bouquets (2005-2009). Free and open to the public. This event is sponsored by the Cinema Department and Harpur College Dean’s Speakers Series.

The Libraries have materials relating to Rose Lowder.

Women and experimental filmmaking, edited by Jean Petrolle and Virginia Wright Wexman Fine Arts  PN1995.9.E96 W66 2005

A critical cinema 3 : interviews with independent filmmakers, by Scott MacDonald.

Bouquet d’images, by Rose Lowder. Newcomb Reading Room(Bartle) Reader Services Desk (DVD) PN1995.9.E96 B68 2012



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Harpur Cinema Presents “Felicite”

Harpur Cinema presents “Félicité”, a film by Alain Gomis, at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Sunday, March 16th and 18th in Lecture Hall 6.  This award-winning film looks at the life of the titled character, a bar singer in in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

The Libraries have a number of books on African film. E-books are hyperlinked.

African filmmaking : five formations, ed. by Kenneth W. Harrow  Fine Arts  PN1993.5.A35 A366 2017

The writing of the nation : expressing identity through Congolese literary texts and films,  by Kasongo Mulenda Kapanga PL8014.C75 K37 2017

New African cinema by Valérie K. Orlando Fine Arts PN1993.5.A35 O75 2017

The poetics of radical hope in Abderrahmane Sissako’s film experience, by Olivier-Jean Tchouaffe, e-book

Contemporary African cinema, by Olivier Barlet ; trans. by Melissa Thackway, e-book

Maghrebs in motion: North African cinema in nine movements, by Suzanne Gauch,

Rethinking African cultural production, ed. by Frieda Ekotto and Kenneth W. Harrow,

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New Cinema Books

E-books can be accessed via the Library catalog.  Print books have call numbers listed.

 Adapting gender: Mexican feminisms from literature to film, by Ilana Dann Luna, 2018. e-book

Where no Black woman has gone before : subversive portrayals in speculative film and TV, by Diana Adesola Mafe, 2018. e-book

Trauma, dissociation and re-enactment in Japanese literature and film, by David C. Stahl,  PL726.67.P75 S73 2018

Movement as meaning in experimental cinema : the musical poetry of motion pictures revisited, by Daniel Barnett. e-book

Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo and the hermeneutic spiral, by Robert J. Belton. e-book

After unique- ness : a history of film and video art in circulation, by Erika Balsom.
Fine Arts  PN1995.9.A8 B35 2017

Stars and stardom in Brazilian cinema, ed. by Tim Bergfelder, Lisa Shaw and João Luiz Vieira.   Fine Arts –PN1993.5.B6 S725 2017

Genre trouble and extreme cinema : film theory at the fringes of contemporary art cinema, by Troy Bordun. e-book.

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Digitalia Film Library Trial

The Libraries are running a trial of the Digitalia Film Library Database.  The database features streaming Argentine, Brazilian, Cuban, French, Spanish, European, Latin American and North American classic cinema.  It also contains collections covering history, nature, wildlife and travel.  The trial runs through May 2, 2017, and, like most library trials, is accessible on-campus only.

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Harpur Cinema Presents “On the Edge”

Harpur Cinema presents a film by Moroccan filmmaker, Leila Kilani, On the Edge.  It will be shown on February 17 and 19th in Lecture Hall 6 at 7:30 p.m.   The film explores the existence of young women factory workers living “on the edge” in modern Tangiers free-zone.




The Libraries have a number of books on North African and Arab film.  A selection is below.

Maghrebs in motion: north African cinema in nine movements, by Suzanne Gauch, 2016. e-book.




New voices in Arab cinema, by Roy Ames, 2015. e-book





Ten Arab filmmakers: political dissent and social critique, edited by Josef Gugler, 2015.  Fine Arts Collection  PN1993.5.A65 T48 2015





Hanan al-cinema: affections for the moving image, by Laura U. Marks, 2015.  Fine Arts Collection  PN1993.5.A65 M37 2015




Screens and veils: Maghrebi womens’ cinema, by Florence Martin, 2011.  Fine Arts Collection  PN1993.5.A35 M37 2011




Cinema in an age of terror: north Africa, victimization and colonial history, Michael F. O’Riley, 2010.  Fine Arts Collection PN1995.9.P6 O75 2010

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Harpur Cinema presents “Right Now, Wrong Then”

Right_Now,_Wrong_Then_(poster)As noted on Dateline, Harpur Cinema presents ‘Right Now, Wrong Then,’ 2015, Hong Sang-Soo, South Korea. Through two possible circumstances in two parts, South Korean filmmaker and screenwriter, Hong Sang-soo, portrays dramas of a man, who is a film director, meeting a beautiful young painter in Suwon, South Korea, where he is visiting to show one of his films. The film received the Golden Leopard (Grand Prize) at the Locarno International Film Festival. Film will be shown in Lecture Hall 6 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. on November 11 and November 13.



The Libraries have access to one Hong Sang-Soo title via the Kanopy streaming database, as well as a number of books on Korean film.  A selected list is below:



In Another Country accessed via the Kanopy database.






korean1East Asian film noir : transnational encounters and intercultural dialogue, edited by Chi-Yun Shin and Mark Gallagher, 2015.    Fine Arts PN1993.5.E19 E37 2015




Two lenses on the Korean ethos : key cultural concepts and their appearance in cinema, by Keumsil Kim Yoon and Bruce Williams, 2015. Fine Arts PN1993.5.K6 Y75 2015




The changing face of Korean cinema, 1960 to 2015, by Brian Yecies and Ae-Gyung Shim, 2016.  Fine Arts  PN1993.5.K6 Y428 2016




Tourist distractions: traveling and feeling in transnational Hallyu cinema by Youngmin Choe, 2016. E-book

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