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Archive for January 2011

Hood to Coast

If you missed UNCG alum Christoph Baaden’s award winning documentary about the world’s largest relay race, Hood to Coast, it is returning to the Regal Grande 16 at Friendly on Thursday, February 10th.

It is a movie about more than running. It is a compelling story that links the long distance struggle of the relay race and human issues like mortality that we all face.

You can buy tickets online beginning today.



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January 31, 2011 at 11:30 pm

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Open Submissions for “The Journal of Film and Video”

Professor Edwards will be the editor of an upcoming issue of “The Journal of Film and Video,” an international academic journal about media. This is a special double issue devoted to screenwriting and the call for manuscripts is open with a deadline of December 1, 2011. This issue is open to articles about screenwriters, media writing, adaptations, etc. Professor Edwards is also looking for reviews of writing software (Celtx, Movie Magic, Final Draft, etc.), on-line resources, and screenwriting contests.

Submissions are open.
This is a peer reviewed journal.

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January 23, 2011 at 4:07 pm

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MST and School of Music Mixer

What: Mixer with Department of Media Studies and School of Music composition students

When: Friday, January 28th
3:00-4:00 pm (Officially, but may go as late as 5:00 pm) BE ON TIME!

Where: Brown 207 (Conference Room)

What to Bring: Your laptop (and headphones) with a QuickTime sample of your film work

Details: Student filmmakers are frequently in need of high quality, royalty free, original scores for their
projects. UNCG boasts a nationally recognized School of Music, including composition students
who are eager to create film soundtracks, and performance students eager to lend their talents.
Media Studies boasts a talented pool of student filmmakers. The potential for collaboration is

The format for this mixer will be a “speed dating” approach where MST and Music students
are encouraged to move about the room, briefly sharing samples of their respective talents on
an individual basis, discuss common interests and aesthetics, and exchange contact information
for potential collaborations.

Facilitators: Media Studies: Professor Ingram
School of Music: Professors Engebretson and Rutty

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January 23, 2011 at 3:58 pm

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Dr. Michael Frierson will Screen his Documentary: FBI KKK

On Friday, January 28, The Media Studies Department and the International Civil Rights Center & Museum in Greensboro will host “Klansville, USA: Race, Repression and Civil Rights;” a free program, open to the public, which will present both a panel of experts on the history of the Ku Klux Klan as well as a screening of the documentary, FBI KKK, by Dr. Michael Frierson.

The panel is from 3:00 – 5:00pm and the presenters include:
Dr. Christian Davenport, Professor of Peace Studies, Political Science & Sociology at the University of Notre Dame. He will speak on, “Killing Them Softly: Understanding the Role and Impact of Informants on Social Movements.”
Dr. Allen W. Trelease, Professor Emeritus of History at UNCG. He will speak on, “The KKK: Its Origins in North Carolina.”
Dr. David Cunningham, Associate Professor of Sociology at Brandeis University. He will speak on, “Policing Klansville, USA: The Rise and Fall of the Civil Rights Era’s Largest KKK.”

A reception will follow from 5:00 – 6:00pm.

From 6:00 – 8:00pm, FBI KKK, by Dr. Michael Frierson, Associate Professor of Media Studies at UNCG, will screen and be followed by an open discussion. FBI KKK is a personal documentary about the intersection of the filmmaker’s father, Dargan Frierson, an FBI agent in Greensboro during the 1960s, and George Dorsett, the chaplain of the United Klans of America. Dorsett was the highest-ranking member of the UKA that secretly provided information to the FBI under a program called COINTELPRO: WHITE HATE.

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January 22, 2011 at 9:05 pm

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“Actual Innocence” Panel with Professor Podlas

On February 4th, Professor Podlas will be a speaker at The Center for American and International Law’s 3-day program, entitled “Actual Innocence: Establishing Innocence or Guilt – The Law, The Evidence, and Forensics.” Her presentation is entitled “The CSI Effect and Other Impacts of Television on Juror Perception.”

Founded in 1947, The Center for American and International Law is a nonprofit institution dedicated to the continuing education of the guardians of the legal system in the United States and throughout the world. February’s program will train judges, lawyers, and law enforcement personnel, and also qualifies toward the Bar’s Continuing Legal Education requirements.

For more information: http://www.cailaw.org/index.html

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January 20, 2011 at 5:58 pm

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