One of the key elements of studying Film and Media Culture is continued exposure to film and media examples – faculty incorporate screenings into our courses to broaden the experiences of students beyond the conventional offerings at the mall, or to rethink how you look at Hollywood cinema. Middlebury has two free weekly film series in Dana Auditorium, and we certainly encourage students to attend as many as they can, as well as welcoming members of the college and town community.
The Friday night series is student run, featuring recent Hollywood hits. This fall’s offerings have a couple of highlights in Wall-E, another in the long line of great Pixar films, and The Dark Knight, an impressive example of blockbuster filmmaking that aims a bit higher than typical.
The FMMC department sponsors the Hirschfield International Film Series on Saturdays at 3 and 8 pm, focusing on independent and international films that are otherwise unlikely to play in Middlebury or Vermont. The flyer is below or downloadable, so please try to make a few screenings to broaden your horizons!