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Media Studies Projects Screen at New York’s International Film Festivals

On festival screens across the city, New School for Public Engagement Media Studies faculty and students are getting the star treatment. This April you can catch work coming out of The New School at two prestigious events: the Soho International Film Festival and the Tribeca Film Festival.

Joel Schlemowitz, a part-time faculty member will screen his film Scenes from a visit to Japan, at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 19, 27, 28, and 29, as part of the screening, Shorts: Journeys Across Cultural Landscapes. Scenes from a visit to Japan, a film eschewing narration is a short travelogue (shot in Super-8) documentary, conveying impressions and invoking a short moment of elegy to the recent suffering in Japan through the aesthetic concept of yugen, the evocation by what is left unsaid.

Alex Cutler, a media studies student will have the New York premiere screening of a feature film he co-produced Pig on April 18, at the Soho International Film Festival. A science fiction thriller, Pig tells the story of a man, who wakes up disoriented in the middle of the desert with a black hood on his head and his hands tied behind his back.

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