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Patrick McGilligan “Tender Comrades: The Hollywood 19” Wed, February 23rd

18 Feb

Wednesday, February 23 at 7:30pm in the Gaylord Hall Auditorium, film historian Patrick McGilligan will present his lecture, “Tender Comrades: The Hollywood 19”.  The lecture is the first in a series for the OU Presidential Dream Course, “The Hollywood Blacklist” with the Film and Video Studies program. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Presidential Dream Course Program, the Film and Video StudiesProgram, the Department of English, and the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication. For more information or accommodations on the basis ofdisability, contact the FVS office at or (405) 325-3020.


Lighting Master Class with Steven Poster, ASC

8 Feb

Please join FVS and the Student Film Production Club this Saturday, February 12th from 1pm to 5pm in Nielson Hall room 170 for a Master Class on lighting with cinematographer Steven Poster.  Mr. Poster is the former President of the American Society of Cinematographers and the current President of the International Cinemagographers Guild.  He was the Director of Photography on OU student favorite, Donnie Darko as well as Rocky V, The Box and Southland Tales.  Mr. Poster will give a hands-on workshop on the techniques of Hollywood lighting and also hold a Q&A session.  For more information on Mr. Poster please visit his website:

If you have any questions regarding this master class, please call the FVS office at 325.3020.

Student Film Screening

21 Jan

Join us on Tuesday, January 25 at 7pm in the Meachum Auditorium to view the twelve OU student films which will be shown at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival in February.


  • Melencholy Two Step by Reilly Smith
  • Coming Home by Sean Hardrick
  • Nearth by Meryl Brock
  • Innovative by Todd and Alex Greenlee
  • The Incident by Kendal Madison, Jr.
  • Awkward Silences by Dylan Scott
  • Monster by Ezra Gentle
  • The Lord’s Warriors by Jacob Garrison
  • Untitled by Jalissa Haggins
  • Wander by Sean Collins
  • The Rotten Ones by Courtney Cunniff
  • Gimme Pizza by Kevin Lough

“The Face of Another” Monday, Nov 8th 7pm in Meacham

5 Nov

The Face of Another (Tanin no kao) 他人の顔
B & W / 1966 / 124 min.
Directed by: Teshigahara Hiroshi

Free Admission. In Japanese with English subtitles. Beautiful 35mm print

Okuyama was badly burned on his face in an accident. His face, covered with bandages attracts the glares of others, even those close to him. Rejected by his friends and even by his wife, he begins to have doubts about his past relationships with those close to him. Unable to believe in others, he begins to scheme a plan that he become “another” man with a different face and seduce his wife.

Okuyama visits a doctor of psychiatry for carrying out his plan. Interested in the clinical and scientific nature of the experiment, the doctor accepts the job of making a mask for him on the condition that Okuyama report to him all of his behaviors while wearing the mask.

After successfully creating the mask, Okuyama’s first activity as a new man is to venture out into the streets. Although Okuyama wants to become another, the feeble-minded daughter of his apartment manager discovers his true identity. Flustered, he tries out the secretary of his company to see if she can recognize him. Encouraged by her unawareness, he begins to carry out his plan to seduce his wife. His wife accepts him.

Feeling jealous at her accepting this ‘other man’, he reproaches his wife for her betrayal. To his surprise, however, she tells that she knew he was her husband from the beginning, and she leaves him.

Wandering the streets at night in a confused state, he begins talking to himself, “I cannot be identified by anyone, I am ‘another’,” he suddenly attacks a woman sexually. The policeman who arrests him thinks he is mad, and calls the doctor, whose card was found in his wallet. The doctor comes and requests that he return the mask, but Okuyama refuses. Okuyama suddenly stabs the doctor to death.

Behind this scene, people, all with the same faces, are slowly walking away.