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“Until It’s Even”: The Legacy of Geraldine Ferraro

“Until It’s Even”: The Legacy of Geraldine Ferraro
by Andrea Massaro, Class of 2015 Geraldine Ferraro: Paving the Way, screened at Hopkins on February 19, not only featured, but was framed by women’s voices.  JHU history professor Mary Ryan opened the evening, noting that while we have indeed “paved the way” for women in politics, we still have a long way to go.  The film, […]


“A Leader, Not a Politician”: Geraldine Ferraro: Paving the Way

“A Leader, Not a Politician”: Geraldine Ferraro: Paving the Way
By Ingrid Ma, Class of 2015 On February 19, the Film and Media Studies Program hosted a screening of Geraldine Ferraro: Paving the Way. Directed and produced by Ferraro’s own daughter, Donna Zaccaro, the documentary offers an intimate insight into the life and legacy of the first woman ever to be nominated as a vice presidential candidate. […]


Calling on Visionary Filmmakers: Hopkins Film Fest 2014

Calling on Visionary Filmmakers: Hopkins Film Fest 2014
by Abby Harri, Class of 2014 Planning any four-day event is a challenge, but when you’re doing it for nine months the event can truly become your “baby.”  With a double dose of snow days on February 13 and 14, a canceled opening night screening, and the general homebody mentality that can result from winter weather […]


Baby Booking

Baby Booking
Abby Harri, a film and media studies major, and Michael Nakan, a Writing Seminars major, are collaborating on Baby Booking, a documentary that paints a picture of the state of juvenile justice in Baltimore via the stories of two young men, Vernon and Justin, who have spent considerable time navigating the system.


Film and Media Studies Program Featured in Arts & Sciences Magazine

Film and Media Studies Program Featured in Arts & Sciences Magazine
As the Film and Media Studies Program approaches both its 20th anniversary (it began as part of the English Department in 1995) and its upcoming move to the nearby Station North Arts District, slated for July 2015, it continues to grow at a dynamic pace.


Film and Technology: The 2013 Johns Hopkins Undergraduate Film Conference

Film and Technology: The 2013 Johns Hopkins Undergraduate Film Conference
By Abby Harri, Class of 2014 In its inaugural year, September’s Undergraduate Film Conference made its mark in the array of events for cinema lovers at Hopkins and in Baltimore.  The thoughtful programming and quality of presentations were exceptional for any event, especially one in its first year.   Considering the forthcoming expansion of the Film […]


FMS Students Read for the 2013 Baltimore Screenwriters Competition

For the eighth year, in partnership with students at Morgan State University, Hopkins film students served as first readers for the Baltimore Screenwriters Competition, sponsored by the Baltimore Film Office at the Baltimore Office for Promotion & the Arts. Under the supervision of Senior Lecturer Lucy Bucknell, interns evaluated and provided coverage of competition screenplays. Contest winners will be […]


Lord of the Rings Audio Engineer Mark Willsher Guest Lecture

Mark Willsher, an audio engineer who has worked on blockbuster films such as The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, and King Kong, visited Hopkins on April 12, 2013, and gave a lecture on the history, technology, and practice of film scoring to our JHU Film & Media Studies Program/Peabody-affiliated Sound of Film course along […]


Alum’s Band Featured in Time Magazine

Alum’s Band Featured in Time Magazine
Teddy Cafaro '09's Los Angeles-based group, Incan Abraham, is featured in the Time Magazine article "Ten Acts That Rocked South by Southwest."