Weekender: Women’s Lives in View shines a spotlight on women in film

On Thursday, March 28, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)’s annual Women Take the Reel film festival will make its way to Tufts through Women’s Lives in View at Tufts, a screening of a collection of short films. The festival was founded by individuals from the MIT’s Women’s and Gender Studies department involved in the Consortium for Graduate Studies in […]

Tracy Heather Strain delivers annual Voices from the Edge lecture

The Experimental College (ExCollege) hosted its fourth Voices from the Edge annual speaker series last night in Barnum 008. This year’s speaker was Tracy Heather Strain, documentary maker and writer most known for her documentary “Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart,” which centers on the life of playwright Lorraine Hansberry. The Voices from the Edge series began as part […]

‘Robert Frank: Books and Films, 1947–2017’ offers a window into an artist’s life

Renowned photographer Robert Frank, most well known for his book “The Americans” (1958), is known for not being afraid to reveal the dry, harsh reality of the lives of everyday people, himself included. His photographs capture moments of life in the most realistic way, and unlike his predecessors or contemporaries, Frank daringly reveals a facet of life that […]

Drama and Dance Professor of the Practice collaborates with students, enriches studies

The Film and Media Studies (FMS) program at Tufts might be new, having graduated its inaugural class in May, but the experiences students can cultivate within it are unique. Classes such as Producing for Film, taught by Department of Drama and Dance Professor of the Practice Jennifer Burton, provide valuable opportunities that streamline the transition from academic to professional work due in part […]

Tufts Film Series preserves lost art of film projection

Today, most believe film projectors are relics of a bygone era. The pace of technology and the difficulty of acquiring film means that, over the years, theaters have dropped the analog format one by one. At Tufts, however, a group of students still works to preserve the “lost art” of projection. Instead of a DVD […]