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Peter Rollins <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 18 May 2001 10:19:20 EDT
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In a message dated 5/18/01 12:05:49 AM Central Daylight Time,
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> SURE SEATERS: The Emergence of Art House Cinema
> Barbara Wilinsky
> University of Minnesota Press | 282 pages | 2001 | Commerce and Mass Cultur=
> e
> Series
> Paperback | 0-8166-3563-3 | $18.95
> Hardcover | 0-8166-3562-5 | $47.95
> By examining the development of the theaters that introduced challenging
> personal, and artistic films, Wilinsky offers a more complete understanding
> of postwar popular culture and the often complicated relationship between
> art cinema and the commercial film industry that ultimately shaped both and
> resulted in today=B9s vibrant film culture.
> For more information, go to:

This topic is a fascinating one since many in my generation (college class
of 1963) were exposed to art films during this period in such locations.
my two years at Dartmouth, the Dartmouth Film Society was a terrific source
for such films; students purchased a ticket for the semester and had them
punched for each screening.   It was a wonderful source of inspiration to
consider film as an art form.....

For an additional report on this topic, see the special issue of Film &
on The Social Construction of  Taste  (Vol 24 No.3-4).  Under a microscopic
focus is the Brattle Street Theatre near  Harvard Square, a source for the
art film for Harvard U students.

Details on the issue are on the Film & History Web site:

Best regards,

Peter Rollins

Peter C. Rollins, Editor
Film & History: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Film and TV Studies
(Web site:
RR 3  Box 80
Cleveland, OK 74020
(918)243-7637 and fax 5995
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Comments:  Individual subscription information on the web site
as well as information and FAQ's about the CD-ROMs.  There are
also discussion items and essays on Saving Private Ryan, Amistad,
CNN's Cold War, and a host of other topics.  The Table of Contents
for the last thirty years is there as well. The last two issues dealt with
Television as Historian (Vols. 30.1 and 30.2).

Next conference  is in November, 2002, a year from this
Fall, on The American West(s) in Film, Television, and History
at the Kansas City Marriott, Country Club Plaza--just a few blocks
from the Nelson Art Gallery, a major institution and just next door
to the Kansas City Arts Institute.  We are looking for energetic
people to serve as Area Chairs and will put a list of existing and
available Area Chair topics on the web site this summer.


During the Fall of 2002, we will have panels at the Puebla, Mexico meeting
of the PCA/ACA.  Please contact our panel organizer, James Yates, for
details and visit the Mexico web site for lots of information on the place,
meeting, the amenities.  Direct flights from Houston to Puebla at discount

Most sessions will be on the campus of the  Universidad de las Americas
       (UDLA), a school resembling San Diego State U or other Southern
        California campuses.

Online resources for film/TV studies may be found at ScreenSite