UPDATE: Exhibition (8/15/06; Film & History, 11/8/06-11/12/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Ross Melnick
contact email: 
rmelnick@ucla.edu

Deadline Extended to 15 August 2006

=20

CALL FOR PAPERS (Update)

=20

2006 Film and History League Conference

"The Documentary Tradition" Dallas 8-12 November 2006
<http://www.filmandhistory.org <http://www.filmandhistory.org/> >

=20

AREA: Exhibition

=20

While much has been written about the documentary, we still know
comparatively little about where many were shown, the context(s) of =
their
reception, and the venues and exhibitors that booked them.=20

=20

>From movie palaces to newsreel theaters to art house cinemas to less
traditional venues, documentaries have been exhibited in a host of =
public
and private spaces. They have also had a prolific existence on =
television,
on home video, and distributed and exhibited on the Internet.=20

=20

Filmmakers such as Robert Greenwald have also jumped on the recent
day-and-date craze by simultaneously releasing films such as "Wal-Mart: =
The
High Cost of Low Price" in theaters and on DVD.

=20

This area seeks panels and individual submissions on all aspects of
documentary exhibition, including but definitely not limited to:

=20

- Venues for documentary exhibition (movie theaters, film festivals,
military bases, museums, galleries, and other spaces)

=20

- Home exhibition

=20

- Itinerant exhibitors

=20

- Documentary exhibition in specific cities, regions or countries

=20

- Exhibition of documentaries in specific time periods

=20

- Distribution, marketing, exhibition and/or reception histories of
individual films

=20

- Home video and video on demand

=20

- Audiences

=20

- Spectatorship

=20

- Contemporary exhibition of documentaries

=20

- And much more ...

=20

Please send proposals (200 to 300 words) and any inquiries via email to
rmelnick_at_movingimage.us or rmelnick_at_ucla.edu.=20

=20

Ross Melnick

Director of the Collection

Museum of the Moving Image

35 Avenue at 36 Street=20

Astoria, New York 11106

=20

This area is part of Film & History's 2006 "The Documentary Tradition"
conference. The conference will be held November 8-12, 2006, at the =
Dolce
Conference Center in Dallas, TX, near the DFW airport. D.A. Pennebaker =
and
Chris Hegedus will be featured artists at the conference. Plenary =
sessions
will be conducted by Raymond Fielding, author of "The American Newsreel: =
A
Complete History," and Betsy McLane, co-author of "A New History of
Documentary Film." Sessions will also be held with Allen Mondell and =
Cynthia
Salzman Mondell, documentary filmmakers with oeuvre devoted to the =
ethnic
experience in America and the experience of women =
(www.mediaprojects.org),
and Glenn Marcus and historians who researched "March of the Bonus Army" =
for
PBS. In addition, James Welsh, Editor (Emeritus) of the Literature/Film
Quarterly will chair a special session of film journal editors to talk =
with
participants about publication opportunities and goals.

         ==========================================================
              From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List
                        CFP_at_english.upenn.edu
                         Full Information at
                     http://cfp.english.upenn.edu
         or write Jennifer Higginbotham: higginbj_at_english.upenn.edu
         ==========================================================
Received on Fri Aug 11 2006 - 17:15:51 EDT

cfp categories: 
film_and_television