The Film Comment Podcast: Tales from the Campus Film Society
Nick Pinkerton’s feature in the new issue, “The Golden Age of Campus Film Societies,” serves as a point of departure for a discussion on the role of campus film culture in shaping cinephilia. In this podcast, Dave Kehr, author of Movies That Mattered and curator of film at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, and film critic J. Hoberman talk to Pinkerton about their experiences in campus film culture. Campus film societies not only made international art-house films available around the country, they also served as battlegrounds for competing ideas about film before the advent of academic cinema studies. In this way, campus film societies were formative for generations of cinephiles and film critics. Kehr, Hoberman, and Pinkerton join FC Digital Producer Violet Lucca to discuss the significance of campus film societies and the future of their impact.