Caroline Knight, a graduating senior in cinema studies, is an award-winning filmmaker whose latest project is now being shown at film festivals around the country.
Cinema Studies News
Two UT alumni are bringing a celebration of sinister cinema to East Tennessee with the eighth annual Knoxville Horror Fest October 21–23.
Three UT cinema studies students spent their summer as interns for Dog Years, a feature film set in Knoxville starring Hollywood legend Burt Reynolds. Juniors Crue Smith and Lori Terrones and senior Corbin Phillips, pictured, worked twelve-hour days learning the ins and outs of filmmaking and how to make a story come to life.
The Knoxville Mercury highlighted this year’s line up for Public Cinema, a series showing recent independent movies from around the world. UT’s Paul Harrill and Darren Hughes launched the Public Cinema a year ago.
Provost Susan Martin recently named Gloria Z. Greenfield an honorary artist in residence in Journalism and Electronic Media and Cinema Studies.
Caroline Knight, a UT cinema studies and video production major, is in New York City this week to receive an award for her video documentary Visionary. The College Media Association selected Visionary as winner of the long documentary category. Visionary documents the life of Sue Buckley, co-founder of Club VIBES, and how she’s given back since losing her eyesight and learning to live independently.
Local media outlets highlighted UT’s Conversations and Cocktails. The event gives community members an opportunity to interact with guest scholars as they discuss history while enjoying a special dinner.
UT’s Humanities Center has announced the upcoming lineup for its annual “Conversations and Cocktails” series, which will begin January 12.
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.
Literature lovers are invited to the Leo Tolstoy Festival on Thursday and Friday, April 23 and 24.