Past Events

Three figure dancing and the words "The Impossibly Microcinema...dreams and nightmares...jazz and animation"
Apr 27 through Apr 29

A free community film screening festival at the Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory located at 8 North Cherry Street.

Noah Kalina seated on a stool in an art studio.

Noah Kalina has taken a picture of himself daily since 2000 for his series Everyday, which has amassed over 40 million views. He will discuss his photography career and matters of composition, concept, and duration.

A black-and-white headshot of Nick Rees-Roberts in profile.

In this lecture, Professor Nick Rees-Roberts of the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris, mobilizes failure as a critical tool to unpack the structural fault lines of an industry invested in the promotion of success and celebrity in which no one can afford to fail.

Hiroshima bombing survivor and former Vassar professor Tomiko Morimoto West standing at a lectern on a dark stage with the film title, Appreciation--the Tomiko Morimoto West Story.

Director/producer Michael Dwyer made this 20-minute film featuring Tomiko Morimoto West, a survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima who taught Japanese language courses at Vassar for a decade until she retired in 1994. Both will be available for a Q&A session after the screening.

Actress Selina Jones as Medea in the Khameleon Productions film of Euripides's Medea
Mar 21, 5:30 p.m.

Shivaike Shah, Visiting Artist and Producer/Founder of Khameleon Productions (UK), will discuss the making of Khameleon’s upcoming short film on the figure of Medea, based on Khameleon’s stage production of Euripides’s Medea at Oxford in 2018, which reimagined the ancient Greek tragedy with an all-global majority cast and crew. Campus community only, please.

Portrait of Ellen Kuras

American director/cinematographer Ellen Kuras will speak about her groundbreaking and visionary work. Moderated by Mia Mask, Professor of Film on the Mary Riepma Ross Chair. Open to the public.