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Winners of UM Cinema Competition 2013-2014 announced

UM Cinema Festival, April 24-27

Winners receive a cash prize and are invited to screen their completed projects at the UM Cinema Festival, April 24-26, … [Read More...]

Due South/True North


Landscape photography by Brooke White In her show Due South/True North at Yalo Studio in Water Valley until October … [Read More...]

Film equipment loan program


The Daily Mississippian---OxFilm has announced a new program established in an effort to enhance the film culture and … [Read More...]

An Evening of Cinema


Ole Miss Theatre proudly supports An Evening of Cinema April 4-7 at 7pm and April 6-7 at 2pm in Meek Hall Auditorium. … [Read More...]

Cinema studies presence grows


Steeped in literary tradition, UM and Oxford look to support visual storytelling and independent movie making with a … [Read More...]

Producer discusses the processes of screenwriting


Christopher Offutt, has written and produced episodes of “True Blood” and “Weeds.” The Daily Mississippian | OCTOBER … [Read More...]

New Cinema Minor


Alan Arrivee took a position in a state he’d never lived in to help students achieve their potential and to share his … [Read More...]

Activities of Cinema Affiliated Faculty

Reconstructing Violence: The Southern Rape Complex in Film and Literature

By Deborah E. Barker In this bold study of cinematic depictions of violence in the south, Deborah E. Barker explores the ongoing legacy of the “southern rape complex” in American film. Taking as her starting point D. W. Griffith’s infamous Birth of a Nation, Barker demonstrates how the tropes and imagery of the southern rape… [Continue Reading]

reconstructing violence

Costume Design

by Carey Hanson


True Blood, Treme, and Tough Trade

Screenwriter Chris Offutt


American Cinema and the Southern Imaginary

Edited by Deborah Barker and Kathryn McKee