Re: Experimental films showing at various Universities

From: Jack Sargeant (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Nov 27 2008 - 02:51:56 PST

education is a commodity now, students are customers, they want
positive results leading to careers, not to be intellectually

often young teachers have to jump through hoops and satisfy the
various people above them and the students who are getting into debt
just by being there

On 27 Nov 2008, at 14:37, Jim Carlile wrote:

> In a message dated 11/26/2008 9:56:24 A.M. Pacific Standard Time,
> email suppressed writes:
> The
> > unfortunate situation appears that a lot of experiment film
> classes or
> > programs are mostly one person driven. Once that person retires the
> > replacement is no longer interested in experimental cinema. I first
> > noticed this when Dick Myers retired from Kent State. He use to
> rent at
> > least $1500 a year for film screenings. Canyon has not received one
> > film rental request since he left. The same is true for Occidental
> > College when Chick Strand left, all rentals stopped. Stan
> Brakhage use
> > to rental at least $5000 worth of experimental films from Canyon a
> > the requests from UCB have dwindled down
> considerably. This
> > is the same for the San Francisco Art Institute, School of the
> Art of
> > Chicago, University of Oklahoma and many more places too numerous to
> > list here.
> >
> I find this really sad and shocking-- what is it, money? Are
> younger teachers just uninterested in either experimental films or
> 16mm prints? It makes no sense to me, but maybe I'm naive. I mean,
> it's FILM !!!
> Life should be easier. So should your homepage. Try the NEW
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