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April 2003, Week 4


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Tamao Nakahara <[log in to unmask]>
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Please excuse cross listings! Please pass on to interested parties. Thanks!

European Cinema! (French - David Sterritt, Scholar of Jean-Luc Godard; 
British - Peeping Tom and Queen Kong; Italian Beach Movies; German 
Schoolgirl Reports, Belgian Art-Trash, Turkish Popular Cinema)
Asian Cinema! (Hong Kong Vampires; Godzilla and Ultraman; Chinese Concubines)
American Cinema! (Blaxploitation!; Vincent Price; John Waters; Kenneth 
Anger; Hillbillies, Kung Fu fighter against Zombies!)

all this and more at

Born to Be Bad 2:
Trash Cinema Conference and Film Festival

May 9 -11, 2003
University of California, Berkeley
Conference and Film Festival Schedule: ( for further 
Conference at The Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall, on the UC Berkeley Campus
Films at the Pacific Film Archive (2575 Bancroft Ave. On campus facing 
Bancroft at Bowditch)

Friday, May 9, 2003
Films at The Pacific Film Archive
7:30 pm I Walked with a Zombie (1943) Jacques Tourneur
Introduced by Mikita Brottman
9:30 pm Intimate Confessions of a Chinese Courtesan (1972) Yuen Chor
Introduced by Patrick Macias

Saturday, May 10, 2003
The Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
8:30 am Coffee and Pastries
9:00 am Opening Remarks
Tamao Nakahara (University of California, Berkeley)

9:30-11:00 am   Panel I: Modes of Horror
Shuli Chen (University of Washington, Seattle)
"The Art of Jiangshi Film: Hong Kong Vampire Movies"
Adilifu Nama (California State University Northridge)
"Colored Mutants, Scary Negroes and Black Boogeymen?: Deconstructing and 
Subverting Race in Horror Cinema"
Richard Burt (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
"Shockspeare: Unkind Cuts, Scare(y) Quotes, and Uncanny Media Specters in 
Horror Film and Television"

11:00 am-1:00 pm        Panel II: Social Anxieties and Race
Ian Hunter (De Montfort University, UK)
"Deep Inside Queen Kong: Anatomy of an Extremely Bad Film"
Manuel Yang (University of Toledo) "Godzilla, Ultraman, Oe Kenzaburo, and 
the Post-Apocalyptic Nuclear Imaginary of the Postwar Japanese Monster Movies"
Amy Abugo Ongiri (University of California, Riverside)
"Jethro, Mama, Sassie Sue and the Midnight Plowboy: Hillbillies, 'Common 
Sense,' and Blaxploitation Film"
Savas Arslan (Ohio State University)
"Turkish Trash: Popular Film in Turkey, 1960-1980"

1:00-1:30 pm    Lunch Reception

1:30-3:00 pm    Panel III: Auteurs and Aesthetics
Steven Jay Schneider (New York University and Harvard University)
"A Tasteless Art: John Waters and the Pursuit of 'Pure' Gross-Out"
David Sterritt (Long Island University and Columbia University)
"No Stands Alone: Sex, Death, and Destiny in Irreversible"
Anna Powell (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK)
"Devil's Advocate: Satanic Evangelism in the Films of Kenneth Anger"

3:00-5:00 pm    KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Mikita Brottman (Maryland Institute College of Art)

"Why I Hate Gwyneth Paltrow:
The Failure of Contemporary Cinema, from Hollywood to the Avant-Garde"
Talk will be preceded by clips and followed by Q&A

Films at the Pacific Film Archive
7:30 pm Raw Force (1982) Edward D. Murphy
9:20 pm The Pigkeeper's Daughter (1972) Bethel G. Buckalew
Introduced by Amy Abugo Ongiri.

Sunday, May 11, 2003
Conference at 220 Stephens Hall

9:00 am Coffee and Pastries
9:30-11:00 am   Panel IV: Euro-Trash
Ernest Mathijs (University of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK)
"'Nobody is innocent': S. as Trash, Art or Cultural Representation"
Jennifer Fay (Michigan State University)
"Coming of Age in Postwar Germany, or, the Schoolgirl Reports and Guilty 
Pleasures of History"
Gius Gargiulo (University of Paris X-Nanterre, France)
"Boccaccio on the Beach: Trashy Italian Beach Movies from the Sixties and 

11:00 am-1:00 pm        Panel V: Trash Film Industries
Tamao Nakahara (University of California, Berkeley)
"Make it Quick!: Historicizing Italian Trash"
Kevin J. Heffernan (Southern Methodist University)
"Michael Powell's Peeping Tom: A Film Maudit Reconsidered"
Donald Hedrick (Kansas State University)
"The Unbearable Shallowness of Trailer Trash: Marketing Shallow Hal"

1:00-1:30 pm    Lunch

1:30-3:30 pm    Trash Collection and Culture
Exploitation Posters: Jacques Boyreau
(Author of Trash: The Graphic Genius of Xploitation Movie Posters, and 
Director of the Werepad, San Francisco)
Archivist's Panel: Candace Joy Lewis and Doron Galili (University of 
California, Los Angeles)
"Trash Picking: Preserving The Sin of Nora Moran and Rocky Horror"
Trash TV: Shirley Tatum (True crime television writer, Court TV and 
Discovery Channel)
"Writing the Detectives: Transforming True Crime into Popular Culture"
Car Crash Culture: Mikita Brottman and David Sterritt with respondent, 
Annalee Newitz (Knight Science Fellow, MIT, and Culture Editor, San 
Francisco Bay Guardian)
3:30 pm: Closing Remarks

Films at the Pacific Film Archive
5:00 pm Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine (1965) Norman Taurog
Introduced by Tamao Nakahara

The conference is free and open to the public. For movie tickets, call the 
PFA box office at 510-642-5249. For more information and special access 
needs, please call 510-541-1895 in advance. "Born to Be Bad" is organized 
by the Graduate Film Working Group (a Townsend Center Working Group and an 
ASUC-sponsored Student Group). The event was made possible with the 
generous contributions by the Graduate Assembly, The Townsend Center, the 
Chancellor's Student Activities Fund, the Film Studies Program, the 
Consortium for the Arts, and the Italian Studies Dept., and with the 
cooperation of Steve Seid and the Pacific Film Archive.

Contact Information:
Tamao Nakahara
Department of Italian Studies
6303 Dwinelle, #2620
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-2620
phone: 510-541-1895, email: [log in to unmask]

"Born to Be Bad: Trash Cinema Conference and Film Festival"

There's no place like home: (Trans)nationalism, Diaspora, and Film
A Symposium with Hamid Naficy

Tamao Nakahara
Department of Italian Studies
6303 Dwinelle, #2620
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-2620
phone: 510-527-6915

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