CMIA facilitates interdisciplinary collaboration, coordinates an ongoing series of workshops with professionals working in various aspects of cinema (from directors to cinematographers to distribution executives), and facilitates professional development through internships for qualified students both within and outside Bard.
CMIA Research Modules
CMIA Research Modules are designed to highlight the interdisciplinary film interests of the Bard faculty by supporting and facilitating public screening events.
Joseph Luzzi is the author of A Cinema of Poetry: Aesthetics of the Italian Art Film (Johns Hopkins UP, 2014). His work on film focuses on Italian neorealism and the auteur period in directors ranging from Roberto Rossellini and Luchino Visconti to Michelangelo Antonioni, Federico Fellini, and Pier Paolo Pasolini. He is especially interested in the relation between film and the other arts, particularly literature and issues in the cinematic adaptation of literary sources, including poetry.
Events: Neorealism and the "Cinema of Poetry" (March 25-26, 2015)
Patricia López-Gay is currently working on hybrid essay films that reflect upon the ongoing Iberian crisis and its interconnections with the
disappearance of personal memory. More broadly, she has a strong interest in a category of auteur documentaries wherein fiction seems to infiltrate the reality being documented. This category includes films by newer and older directors working from Spain such as Joaquim Jordà, Víctor Erice, José Luis Guerín, Mercedes Álvarez, Isaki Lacuesta, and Sergio Oksman.Patricia is also the organizer of the Corto Circuito Mini Festival that will take place at Bard on September 29, 2015. The festival will showcase a selection of Spanish and Latin-American short films from the prestigious Corto Circuito Film Festival that the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center at NYU has produced for eleven years.
Events: The Best of Corto Circuito: A Mini Festival of Short Films (September 29, 2015)