February News Brief
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
2012 News Brief
1) Election Reminder
2) 2012 Conference Updates
New Member Orientations
New England Archive Showcases
Key Meetings and Events
The 2012 Election is underway and ends Monday,
February 13, 2012at 5:00 pm (CST).
The election is for the Secretary, two Executive
Council members, and two SCMS Bylaws alterations.
Click here to vote: http://www.cmstudies.org/?page=ElectionInfo2012
2012 Conference Updates
The 2012 SCMS conference in Boston will be
largest in the organization’s history with over 1600 participants--surpassing
the number of attendees at the 50th anniversary conference in Los Angeles.
Boston Park Plaza, Statler (second level)
Thursday March 22, 11 am - 12:45 pm, and Friday
March 23, 2:15 to 4 pm
If you are new to SCMS, please plan to attend
one of the two orientation sessions for new members. You will learn more about
the Society, the conference, the journal, the website, and other benefits of
To foster a spirit of welcoming collegiality to
those coming to the conference for the first time, we established New Member
Orientations last year in New Orleans. These sessions are designed to help
those new to SCMS to navigate the conference, to get to know the players in the
organization (the officers, the Board of Directors, representatives from
Caucuses and Scholarly Interest Groups), and to extol the benefits and virtues
of being an active member of SCMS. This year's orientation will also include
representatives from the conference host committee, who can provide an insider's
guide to the city of Boston. We encourage all new members to attend. We would
also ask that all those who have colleagues and/or graduate students who are
attending their first SCMS encourage them to come to the New Member
b) New England Archive Showcases
Family Screening Room, Emerson College’s Paramount Center
March 22 and Friday, March 23 at various times
England is home to several significant moving image archives. We are pleased to present a showcase of these
archives for SCMS conference attendees. To this end, the 2012 conference will feature
selections from the National Center for Jewish Film, WGBH Media Library and
Archives, the Harvard Film Archive, and Northeast Historic Film. During each
showcase representatives from the archives will be on hand to introduce a
variety of clips, discuss their collections, and take questions from the
audience. Drop by for an hour or stay for all of the presentations. Admission is with your SCMS conference badge.
2012 Conference Meetings and Events
Mark your calendars! If you’ll be attending the
SCMS conference in Boston, you won't want to miss these important meetings and special
7 – 10:30 pm
An Evening with Experimental Filmmaker Ernie Gehr
Carpenter Center for the Visual
Arts, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge
The Visual and Environmental
Studies Department and Harvard Film Archive will host a reception for all SCMS
conference participants and a screening of new works by Ernie Gehr, which will
be followed by a conversation with Ernie Gehr, VES Professor and Chair David
Rodowick, and HFA Director Haden Guest.
The reception is open to all SCMS conference participants. The screening is free to registered
conference participants with your badge, but tickets are required. Tickets are available at the Harvard Film
Archive box office (located in the basement of the Carpenter Center) on a
first-come, first-served basis starting at 7 pm.
11 am - 12 noon
Boston Park Plaza & Towers, Statler (second
All SCMS members are encouraged to attend the
annual Members' Business Meeting to learn more about SCMS and the Board’s strategic
planning processes. Members will also meet the officers and Board members, the
newly elected Secretary and Board members, and the leadership of the SCMS
Caucuses and Scholarly Interest Groups.
4:15 - 5:30 pm
Boston Park Plaza & Towers, Plaza Ballroom
Please help us to acknowledge and honor this
year’s awards recipients. The Awards
Ceremony will be followed by the Reception.
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Boston Park Plaza & Towers, Imperial
Ballroom (second level)
A Celebration of Women Make Movies’
Family Screening Room
College’s Paramount Center, 559 Washington Street
celebration of Women Make Movies' 40th anniversary, ArtsEmerson screens The
Heretics (2009) with award-winning
New England video artist and Hampshire College Professor Joan Braderman in attendance. SCMS
conference participants can obtain discounted tickets ($5) using code
SCMS2012. Tickets can be purchased at
the Paramount Theater Box Office (559 Washington Street), online at http://www.artsemerson.org, or by calling (617) 824-8400.
8 – 10:30 pm
The Alloy Orchestra
and The Last Command
College’s Paramount Theater, 559 Washington Street
Emerson College present the Alloy Orchestra performing live musical
accompaniment for Josef von Sternberg's The
Last Command (1928). A portion of
the house will be available on a first-come, first-served basis to SCMS
conference participants with badges.
Please arrive at least 20 minutes prior to show time, after which
unclaimed SCMS-reserved seats will be offered to the public. Admission is free.
We look forward to seeing you in Boston!