Patricia R. Zimmermann, professor of screen studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, lectured and facilitated a discussion on the current independent narrative film Bernie (Richard Linklater, 2012) for the Cinemark Theater corporation in Houston, Texas on August 2.
Designed for older adults and the general public, Zimmermann’s presentation situated the film as part of the “third coast” of film and new media emerging in Texas through tax incentives and the efforts of the state film commission. She also analyzed how the film reflects regional independent film, with an emphasis on landscape, characters, fractured narrative form, and ideological reversals.
Patricia Zimmermann, professor in the Department of Cinema, Photography and Media Arts and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, was one of the featured invited speakers at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Communications Forum on March 20.
The forum, “Documentary Film and New Technologies,” was a public dialogue with Zimmermann, Gerry Flahive (National Film Board of Canada), Shari Frilot (Sundance Film Festival) and Ingrid Kopp (Tribeca Film Institute), moderated by scholar William Urrichio.
“A Different Environment: The Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF),” a collaborative research paper written by Warren Schlesinger, Accounting and FLEFF Fellows Coordinator, and Patricia R. Zimmermann, Cinema Studies and Codirector, FLEFF, Ithaca College, USA was selected for the Eighth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, January 10-12, 2012 at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.
Patricia Zimmermann, professor of cinema, photography and media arts and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, delivered an invited lecture at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland on November 22, 2011. The lecture was featured as part of the film studies lecture series.
The title of the lecture was "The Robert Flaherty Film Seminar in the 1950s: Humanist and Poetic Activism."
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for more detail on the arguments presented in the lecture.
Patricia Zimmermann, professor in the Department of Cinema, Photography and Media Arts and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, was an invited speaker at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Futures of Entertainment Summit, November 10-11, 2011.
Zimmermann spoke on the panel "The Futures of Nonfiction Storytelling." Her presentation advocated for a more international, permeable, collaborative, and mutating consideration of documentary across platforms and forms that are volatile and shifting.