Screening

Film Screening: Chris Burden Documentary

When: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Burden (2016) chronicles conceptual artist Chris Burden’s career, examining his shocking and in many cases, subversive art. Burden pushed his body and art to its limits, including crucifying himself to the back of a Volkswagen and allowing himself to be shot.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2779 or email erueggeberg@mail.smu.edu

Black History Month - Screening - Miracle in Harlem

When: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm

As a part of Black History Month at SMU, the G. William Jones Film & Video Collection is proud to present a 35mm screening of Jack Kemp's 1948 film, MIRACLE IN HARLEM. One of the final "race films" of the 1930s and 1940s, Kemp's only directorial effort is a genre mashup, combining elements of gangster films, musicals and the depiction of day-to-day social and economic concerns of African Americans, issues and themes that would so often be ignored by mainstream, Hollywood filmmaking.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.4637 or email snmartin@mail.smu.edu

Black History Month - Screening - Juke Joint

When: 
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm

As a part of Black History Month at SMU, the G. William Jones Film & Video Collection is proud to present a 35mm screening of Spencer Williams' 1947 film, JUKE JOINT. The final directorial feature by one of the most prolific directors of "race films" in the 1930s and 1940s, Williams' film focuses on two con men who interject themselves into the lives of a local Dallas family. Featuring several musical dance numbers and a knock-out performance by Williams himself, the film is one of the few out-and-out comedies in Williams' oeuvre.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information contact snmartin@mail.smu.edu

Black History Month - Screening - Tyler Film Collection Short Films

When: 
Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm

As a part of Black History Month at SMU, the G. William Jones Film and Video Archive is proud to present a collection of short works from the Tyler, Texas Black Film Collection. These films, produced outside of the Hollywood system, showcased the work of African Americans, both in front of and behind the camera. This screening will include Roman Freulich's BROKEN EARTH, which presents a farmer, confronted with his dying son, reaching out through prayer in the hopes of saving his child's life. Freulich's film is the one of the most formally accomplished films in the entire Tyler Collection.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information contact snmartin@mail.smu.edu

Black Archives Matter at SMU - Screening - The Blood of Jesus

When: 
Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm

As a part of the "Black Archives Matter at SMU" initiative, the G. William Jones Film & Video Collection is proud to present a 35mm screening of Spencer Williams' 1941 classic, THE BLOOD OF JESUS. Shot in Texas with mostly non-actors and an African-American crew both behind and in front of the camera, this tale focuses on a woman who is shot a by her husband and forced to make a moral choice in the afterlife. As one of the more popular "race films" of the era, it is one of the most widely seen and formally accomplished of these films, showcasing Williams' unique and visionary style.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

Scott Martin
snmartin@mail.smu.edu
214-768-4637

Senior Film Screenings

When: 
Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 7:00pm

The Meadows Division of Film and Media Arts presents its annual showcase of film and video work by graduating seniors. A reception will precede the event at 6 p.m. in the Angelika lobby. Please RSVP at film@smu.edu.

Price: 

Please RSVP at film@smu.edu.

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2729

Remixing the News

When: 
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 7:30pm

The G. William Jones Film and Video Collection at the Hamon Arts Library, in collaboration with KERA and Dallas VideoFest, present a preview screening of “Remixing the News,” an upcoming episode in KERA’s Frame of Mind series. This long-running, local series features a collection of independent documentaries and shorts, highlighting Texas-based artists and filmmakers working just outside the mainstream.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

Student Filmmakers’ Association Presents “Shaun of the Dead”

When: 
Monday, October 30, 2017 - 6:00pm

Join the Student Filmmakers’ Association for a Halloween screening of the horror-comedy Shaun of the Dead. Free candy will be provided!

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information, call 214.768.2129.

Mrs. Miniver - 75th Anniversary Screening

When: 
Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 4:00pm
Where: 

Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Greer Garson’s Mrs. Miniver at the Texas Theatre in Oak Cliff on Sunday, June 4th at 4pm.

Mrs. Miniver was released on June 4, 1942 and went on to win six Academy Awards including “Best Picture,” Best Director” and “Best Actress” with Garson’s stellar performance. Rarely seen on the big screen in this Century, Southern Methodist University is bringing this one-time event to the Texas Theatre with free admission.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

David Sedman
dsedman@smu.edu
214.768.3375

Student Filmmakers’ Association Spring Film Festival

When: 
Monday, May 8, 2017 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Join the SMU Student Filmmakers’ Association for its annual spring exhibition of short student films from SMU and other universities in the greater Dallas area.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

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