It is hard to find anything redeeming about Steven Knight’s new film Serenity. The director, who also wrote and produced the film, delivers a movie completely lacking any self-awareness with a shaky premise, woeful one-liners, and a baffling plot. It should have been telling that a film with this much star power would see its release date pushed back twice.
The unity Boulevard Film series presented by the Historic Hampton House in partnership with the FIU Department of History & African and African Diaspora studies and the Miami Jazz & Film Society continues with Belle January 17th at 6pm (Free to students with ID), for ticketing information click here.
The 22nd annual Miami Jewish Film Festival kicked off this past Thursday boasting a diverse lineup of eighty pictures from twenty-five different countries to make this year’s festival the biggest yet. This includes twelve world premieres, ten unique, film-related events, and a whopping twenty-five films by women filmmakers. Screenings will be taking place in fifteen venues across Miami including Coral Gables Art Cinema and the Miami Beach Cinematheque.
As some of us return from winter vacation and resettle into our responsibilities, we fall prey to the trend of binge watching. Here at the Film Studies Newsletter we are no different and have narrowed down some of our favorites. Let us know what you think is the most binge worthy show to kick off the new year!
The Second Annual Panther Film Festival will be here in April! Next Wednesday, January 23, 2019, the Film Studies Program will be hosting the first PFF Mixer of the Spring Semester from 3:00 to 5:00 PM in the patio area behind the English Department (4th Floor of DM, directional posters will be available that day). Come by to learn more about the festival, how to enter a short film, and meet possible collaborators. Snack will be provided.