Film News

Fighting Colonialism: JCU Screens Pravini Baboeram’s The Uprising

Fighting Colonialism: JCU Screens Pravini Baboeram’s The Uprising

On October 28, JCU hosted a screening of 'The Uprising', a music documentary that tells the story of resistance against racism in postcolonial Europe.

Gender Equality in Film: Professor Tasini Invited to Cinema d’Autrice Event

Gender Equality in Film: Professor Tasini Invited to Cinema d’Autrice Event

JCU Professor and filmmaker Erika Tasini was invited to participate in Cinema d’Autrice, a 2 day workshop for female film professionals in Rome from September 18 to 20. Organized by Spin-Off, a cultural association of professors and communication experts, the event promotes the importance of women in film, and discusses the difficulties encountered by female film professionals.

Rethinking the Notion of Italy: Professor Federica Capoferri

Rethinking the Notion of Italy: Professor Federica Capoferri

Born in Brescia, Italy, Federica Capoferri is Associate Professor of Italian Language and Literature at JCU. In this interview, she talks about her latest book, an in-depth analysis of Pier Paolo Pasolini’s second movie, Mamma Roma (1962) and a wider discussion of Pasolini’s cinematic and literary art in the early sixties.

Sound Design in Film: JCU Welcomes Gustavo Costantini

Sound Design in Film: JCU Welcomes Gustavo Costantini

On Monday, February 5, 2018, the Department of Communications and Media Studies welcomed Professor Gustavo Costantini, an Argentinian sound designer and film scholar.

The Icon of Post-Everything Music: JCU Welcomes Guitarist Mike Cooper

The Icon of Post-Everything Music: JCU Welcomes Guitarist Mike Cooper

The JCU Department of Communications welcomed musician Mike Cooper to perform a soundtrack to the 1935 silent film Legong: Dance of the Virgins.

JCU Department of Communications Presents SEMBENE!

JCU Department of Communications Presents SEMBENE!

JCU was one of over 100 institutions that took part in the Sembene Across Africa project, a three-day series of events in honor of Ousmane Sembene, considered the father of African cinema.

JCU Ethiopian Film Festival Presents Shashamane  by Giulia Amati

JCU Ethiopian Film Festival Presents Shashamane by Giulia Amati

John Cabot University’s Department of Communications in collaboration with the Guarini Institute for Public Affairs presented the third and final film of the Ethiopian Film Festival, Shashamane by Italian director Giulia Amati.

JCU Ethiopian Film Festival Presents Lamb by Yared Zeleke

JCU Ethiopian Film Festival Presents Lamb by Yared Zeleke

The Department of Communications and the Guarini Institute presented the second film of the Ethiopian Film Festival, Lamb by Yared Zeleke.

JCU Ethiopian Film Festival Kicks Off with “Crumbs” by Miguel Llansò

JCU Ethiopian Film Festival Kicks Off with “Crumbs” by Miguel Llansò

John Cabot University’s Department of Communications in collaboration with the Guarini Institute for Public Affairs screened the first film of “The Ethiopian Film Festival,” Crumbs by Miguel Llansó.

Department of Communications Hosts Screenings of Syrian Documentaries

Department of Communications Hosts Screenings of Syrian Documentaries

On November 15, John Cabot University Department of Communications and the Guarini Institute for Public Affairs were pleased to host screenings and a Q&A with Syrian documentary filmmakers Sara Fattahi, Ammar al-Beik, and Avo Kaprealian.

Jonas Carpignano’s Film “Mediterranea” Screened at John Cabot University

Jonas Carpignano’s Film “Mediterranea” Screened at John Cabot University

Mr. Carpignano's first feature film, "Mediterranea" had its world premiere at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival where it garnered rave reviews.

The Guarini Institute for Public Affairs: 65th Anniversary of the End of WWII Remembered

The Guarini Institute for Public Affairs: 65th Anniversary of the End of WWII Remembered

The Guarini Institute for Public Affairs hosted two events commemorating the end of World War II. The first was an April 12 screening of the Andrzej Wajda film, Katyn. The film depicts the massacre Polish officers, intellectuals and ordinary citizens that took place during the initial Red Army occupation of half of Poland.

Guarini Institute for Public Affairs Screening: Il Corpo delle Donne

Guarini Institute for Public Affairs Screening: Il Corpo delle Donne

On February 10, the Guarini Institute for Public Affairs screened, Il Corpo delle Donne, a short documentary on the portrayal of women on Italian network television.

Guarini Institute Panel and Film Screening: Miracle at St. Anna by Spike Lee (USA, 2008)

Guarini Institute Panel and Film Screening: Miracle at St. Anna by Spike Lee (USA, 2008)

The third Spring 2009 event promoted and organized by the Guarini Institute featured the screening and discussion of Spike Lee's famous last work: Miracle at St. Anna.