News & Events
Program and Project Specialist Leonard Guercio To Screen at Villanova University on Wednesday, Dec. 4.
FMA program and project specialist Leonard Guercio will be featured in an annual event that focuses on scholarship about Italian-American history, culture and the immigrant experience: The Alfred F. Mannella and Rose T. Lauria-Mannella Endowed Distinguished Speaker Series Lecture at Villanova University on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 7:00 p.m. .
As an independent artist, Guercio has worked as a writer, producer, director and editor in various media—including film, experimental video, television, print, web and music. He has also worked as a film presenter for such Philadelphia cultural organizations as the America-Italy Society, Film at International House, Talk Cinema and the Italian Consulate.
Next month The Philadelphia Film Society will screen two recent films made by Temple FMA Alumni’s work, SWEEPSTAKES, directed by Mark Tumas and GUESTS OF A NATION, Directed by Daniel Speers, Written by Alexandra Gibson. The screening is on Tuesday, Dec. 17th at 7:30pm as part of the Filmadelphia at the Roxy monthly series (2023 Sansom St).
November 12, 2013
To All TFMA Students:
Please be advised that the Division of Theater, Film and Media Arts will no longer hold a mid-year Graduation Ceremony in addition to the traditional spring graduation. As of this current academic year, TFMA students will no longer be able to exercise the option of joining in the SMC mid-year ceremony.
MFA Alum J. Louise Makary (MFA ’13) was awarded with the Pew Fellowship this year. She describes her work with films as a platform to explore, critique, and dissect narratives and their uses, her films combine dance, still photography, and experimental techniques, introducing unexpected, challenging elements into traditional narrative structure. She is particularly invested in historical narrative—a concern that arose during her time as artist-in-residence with the Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks. She shot two subsequent films, Bùxíng and Paloma and Raúl in San Seriffe, at the Powel House, an eighteenth-century historical landmark building in Philadelphia.Her current work-in-progress is Sung’s Pilgrims, a film in which historical re-enactors find their role-playing options limited by race or ethnicity, and what can happen when an actor resists portraying the roles that historical record demands.
Shored Up, a documentary feature film collaborated by FMA alumni – directed by Ben Kalina (MFA ’11) and edited by Marc D ´Agostino (MFA ’10) – was nationally broadcast on DirecTV Audience Network on October 24th. The documentary explores the Army Corps’ controversial and ongoing beach replenishment project along the New Jersey Shore, it takes us to the heart of this climate change controversy, following communities in New Jersey and North Carolina where politics, economics and science collide. Beginning three years before Sandy hit and following the debates over beach replenishment and other attempts to hold back the sea, Shored Up is a convincing call for action along our coasts.
Prof. Evans To Screen His New Feature THE HAPPY SAD in Chicago on Friday 11/8, in NY on Saturday, 11/16
The Chicago premiere of THE HAPPY SAD, the second fiction feature by FMA Professor Rodney Evans, will take place on Friday, Nov. 7th at 9pm at the Logan Theater, 2646 N. Milwaukee Ave. It is part of the Reeling31, The Chicago International LGBT Film Festival.
FMA graduate MFA candidate, David Romberg will be receiving his 2013 Princess Grace Award with other 23 recipients on October 30th at the Award Gala ceremony in New York City, in the presence of The Prince and Princess of Monaco.
Prof. Erickson to Screen at the Society of Women Engineers National Conference in Baltimore MD on Oct 26.
FMA professor LeAnn Erickson will be screening her film, Top Secret Rosies: The Female Computers of WWII, at the SWE (Society of Women Engineers) National Conference in Baltimore, MD on Oct 26. The conference is expecting over 6000 attendees to join in this three-day educational celebration of all things engineering from around the world.
FMA Professor Peter d’Agostino’s The Walk Series installation (1973-74 / 2010) is in State of Mind: New California Art Circa 1970, an investigation of seminal conceptual and avant-garde art during the 1960s and 1970s. This nationally touring exhibition, organized by Independent Curators International (ICI), New York, originated at the Orange County Museum of Art and University of California, Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film Archive.
FMA Prof. Coover is going to present at FAST FORWARD, a Design Philadelphia festival event! A lineup of presenters from various creative backgrounds will Fast Forward through 20 slides at 20 seconds each to answer one question: What’s next for Philly?