Cinema Studies News

Senior Directs Documentary Featured in Festival


With a couple of films already to his credit, Ben Murphy is part of UT’s first graduating class of cinema studies majors. The new cinema studies program, part of the College of Arts and Sciences, offers an interdisciplinary major and minor devoted to studying the artistic, cultural, and political dimensions of motion pictures.

Finding Her Way Back in Small, Slow Steps

New York Times

Something, Anything, a film written and directed by Dee and Jimmy Haslam Professor of Art Paul Harrill, is getting rave reviews in New York City where it is being screened this week. The film was selected by the Independent Filmmaker Project for a weeklong run in New York City as part of its Screen Forward

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Art Professor’s Film Debuts Internationally at Prestigious Edinburgh Festival

Writer/director Paul Harrill, left, and cinematographer Kunitaro Ohi on the set of Something, Anything.

The film of a UT art professor will debut this month at he longest continually running film festival in the world. Something, Anything, a full-length feature film written and directed by Paul Harrill, will be shown June 19 and 21 at the United Kingdom-based Edinburgh International Film Festival. The movie is one of twelve selected from the United States for the festival’s American Dreams section.

UT Grad, Hollywood Producer to Join Panel Discussion on the Film Industry

The Cinema Studies Program is hosting a panel discussion, “How Movies Get Made in Contemporary Hollywood,” at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, October 4, in Hodges Library Auditorium. Four Hollywood producers currently working in development and production will talk about their work and explain how projects like The Hunger Games, World War Z, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and Gangster Squad get made.

UT Cinema Studies Program Hosts Documentary Filmmaker Today

The UT Knoxville Cinema Studies program is hosting the screening of two documentaries by filmmaker Hap Kindem, starting at 3:45 p.m. today in Hodges Library Auditorium. Kindem, an award-winning documentary filmmaker, will introduce two of his documentary films, “More than Meets the Eye” and “Winning Isn’t Everything.”