Spring on the York College campus

Humanities Film Series

The annual Humanities Film Series at York College is an interdisciplinary program sponsored by the English and Humanities Department and the Office of Academic Affairs. Its aim is to promote the humanities on campus and in the surrounding community by fostering a serious and ongoing discussion about cinema. 

The Film Series consists of six events scheduled throughout the academic year that are free and open to the entire college and the surrounding community. At each of these events, a guest speaker screens a film or delivers a lecture on cinema, and then leads a discussion. Guest speakers include acclaimed directors, writers, producers and actors. as well as noted authors, critics and professors. 

LA 2017
L.A. 2017, with TV Critic David Bianculli
September 14 at 7 p.m.
Waldner Performing Arts Center
David Bianculli will discuss the episode L.A. 2017 (1971), directed by Steven Spielberg, in the television series The Name of the Game and its attributes to dystopian and science fiction genres.
A Space Odyssey
2001: A Space Odyssey, with Dr. Oliver Gaycken
October 26 at 7 p.m.
Humanities 218
The film 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) will be shown with a discussion by Oliver Gaycken.
Scoring Film and TV
SCORING FILM AND TV
November 16 at 7 p.m.
Humanities 218
Al Sgro will be discussing music scores for television and film.
13th
13th, with Dr. Erec Smith
February 15 at 7 p.m.
Humanities 218
The film 13th (2016) will be shown with a discussion by Erec Smith about the prison industrial complex.
Paterson
Paterson, with Dr. Jack Ryan
March 22 at 7 p.m.
Humanities 218
Jim Jarmusch’s film Paterson (2016) will be shown with a discussion by Jack Ryan.
Hearing Film
Hearing Film Soundtracks: Humanity, Violence and Hope
April 19 at 7 p.m.
Humanities 218
Elsie Walker will present and discuss clips from films, including Code Unknown (2000), Gravity (2013), Ten Canoes (2006), and The Piano (1993) to emphasize sound in films.
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