Our MissionThe Center for Moving Image Arts (CMIA) is designed to facilitate the study of cinema’s history and future in an interdisciplinary environment focused primarily on undergraduate education and to bring various aspects of film culture - public screenings, publications, educational initiatives, and archival development - under the same umbrella. The ’moving image arts’ rubric extends broadly from the nineteenth century to the contemporary moment, and the primary mission of the Center is to secure, exhibit, and contextualize major works of cinematic art from all periods and regions, some of which will become part of the permanent collection.
Click here for a video of the introductory remarks during the CMIA Launch Celebration.
Richard I. Suchenski (Assistant Professor, Film and Electronic Arts)Hou Hsiao-hsien (Austrian Film Museum/Columbia University Press, 2014). Frequent contributor to The Moving Image and Senses of Cinema; articles published or forthcoming in Perspectives on the Panorama (Yale University Press), Robert Bresson (Indiana University Press, 2012), Olivier Assayas (Austrian Film Museum/Columbia University Press, 2012), Ashish Avikunthak (Aicon Gallery, 2012), The Cinema World of Pedro Costa (Jeonju International Film Festival, 2010), Robert Beavers: My Hand Outstretched to the Winged Distance and Sightless Measure (Pacific Film Archive, 2009), Encyclopedia of the Documentary Film (Routledge, 2005), and the journals Studies in French Cinema and Positions: Asia Cultures Critique. Recipient, Whiting Fellowship (2009-2010); Stavros S. Niarchos Research Fellowship (2008); others. At Bard since 2010.
B.A., Princeton University; M.A., M.Phil., joint Ph.D. (Film Studies and History of Art), Yale University.
Dave served as Chief Projectionist at the George Eastman House’s Dryden Theatre from 2012-2014. While in graduate school, he assisted with programming and organization of the Florida Experimental Film/Video Festival (FLEX) in Gainesville, FL and managed a 16mm film archive in the University of Florida library. His interests include experimental film and video, expanded cinema, Cuban film history, and non-fiction film traditions. At Bard since 2014.
B.A., New College of Florida; M.A., University of Florida; Cert. in Film Preservation, The L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation.
Advisory BoardJames H. Ottaway Jr. (Former Senior Vice President, Dow Jones & Company, Inc.), Founding Member
Jake Perlin ’98 (Director, Cinema Conservancy and The Film Desk), Founding Member
Richard I. Suchenski, ex officio, Founder and Director
- Norton Batkin (Vice President and Dean of Graduate Studies, Bard College)
- Haden Guest (Director, Harvard Film Archive)
- Alexander Horwath (Director, Austrian Film Museum)
- Kent Jones (Director of Programming, New York Film Festival and Artistic Director, World Cinema Foundation)
- Mark McElhatten (Sikelia Productions and Founding Curator, Views from the Avant-Garde)
- John Mhiripiri (Director, Anthology Film Archives)
- Anne Morra (Associate Curator, The Museum of Modern Art)
- James Quandt (Senior Programmer, Toronto International Film Festival Cinematheque and Critic, Artforum)
Archives and organizations we have worked with include:
- Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Film Archive
- Austrian Film Museum
- British Film Institute
- Chinese Taipei Film Archive
- Cinémathèque française
- Cinémathèque suisse
- Cineteca di Bologna
- CNC-AFF (Centre national du cinéma et de l'image animée, Archives françaises du film)
- Deutsche Kinemathek
- The Film Foundation
- Film Society of Lincoln Center
- George Eastman House
- Harvard Film Archive
- Institut français
- Japan Foundation
- Library of Congress
- The Museum of Modern Art (NY)
- National Film Center, National Museum of Modern Art (Tokyo)
- Pacific Film Archive
- Toronto International Film Festival Cinematheque
- UCLA Film and Television Archive
- World Cinema Foundation
- Studio Vaults in the United States, Europe, and Asia