Media Studies Professor Brett Ingram’s Documentary Film Rocaterrania Selected to Screen in Raleigh as Part of the Inaugural “Film Shorts in the Park” Program
The City of Raleigh’s Office of Raleigh Arts, in collaboration with the Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources Department, recently announced the debut of Film Shorts in the Park, a series of free outdoor screenings of works by North Carolina filmmakers, curated by John Munson.
Media Studies Professor Brett Ingram’s ROCATERRANIA, an award-winning feature length documentary about the late visionary artist Renaldo Kuhler, has been selected to screen as part of the inaugural program. ROCATERRANIA will screen in Pullen Park, Raleigh’s largest park, at 7:30pm on Thursday, September 22, 2016, and will be paired with a short film, ATOMIC RETRO CUSTOMS: THE ELECTRIC GUITARS OF MATT NOWICKI.
Variety called Rocaterrania “a weird delight,” San Jose Metro called it “fascinating,” Review Vancouver called it “truly inventive,” Vancouver Observer called it “a fascinating must-see for dreamers,” and The Buenos Aires International Film Festival called it “an endless flow of visions and experiences guided by Kuhler’s voice; a single trip to the loving and overwhelming imagination of an unexpected artist.”
Call it what you like, but if you happen to be in Raleigh on September 22nd and want to see the film outdoors on a big screen in a beautiful park, it may be worth your time.
Ingram is currently finishing up a book, Renaldo Kuhler’s Rocaterrania, forthcoming from Blast Books (New York) in Fall 2017. For more information about Rocaterrania, visit: http://www.brettingram.org
Emily Edwards’ recently published book, Bars, Blues and Booze: Stories from the Drink House, was featured on Frank Stasio’s WUNC broadcast, The State of Things. Go here to stream the program.
There will be a book tour this summer that begins in Greensboro at the Barnes and Noble on May 26th and returns to Greensboro at Scuppernong Books on September 17, 2016.
Renowned film scholar Dr. David Cook recently published a fifth edition of his seminal work “A History of Narrative Film.”
Associate Professor Jeffrey Adams recently published a book “The Cinema of the Coen Brothers.” This past Fall, USA Today – College, singled out Adams’ “Coen Brothers” course as one of special interest – read the article here.
Department of Media Studies Professor Brett Ingram’s Monster Road, a feature length documentary film about the life and work of Seattle animator Bruce Bickford, will screen in February at Georama 2016, an
international anime festival in Tokyo.
Since its initial release in 2004, Monster Road has won 16 awards, screening at more than 120 film festivals in fifteen countries, and airing five times on Sundance Channel.
Monster Road will be distributed in Japan by New Deer, a company founded by animation historian and curator Nobuaki Doi.
Dr. Michael Frierson attended the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and its 20th annual Conference of the Parties (COP 20) in December in Lima, Peru. Dr. Frierson shot and edited short videos with Justin Catanoso, director of Wake Forest’s journalism program, who is a freelance journalist covering environmental and climate change issues.
Check out one of these videos posted on the Woods Hole YouTube channel: ttps://www.youtube.com/user/WoodsHoleResearchCtr
Here’s an update to one of our former blog posts:
MFA Alum, Mariah Kramer’s film will be broadcast on UNCTV this month!
“This is My Home Now” is a short documentary featuring 4 youth from 3 immigrant Montagnard families living in Greensboro. This film was produced by the Greensboro Historical Museum in association with the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM).
The film will be broadcast on UNC TV on April 28th at 11pm following Rory Kennedy’s documentary “Last Days”.
Current MST student, Siera Schubach was the production intern on the film. Siera did most of the shooting for the broll and worked on many other aspects of the film. Cindy Hsieh, Wil Davis, and Zach Haines did sound on the film and both Cindy and Wil were additional camera as well.
For more information on the film please see the following links:
CAAM web page