Posts tagged with : sarah elder
  • Nov 21st 2016

    Prof. Sarah Elder’s “Remains to be Seen” premieres at Hallwalls 11/30/16

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    Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 7:30pm at Hallwalls – Admission is FREE.

    REMAINS TO BE SEEN: Performing the Archive a film by Sarah Elder (2015), 25 min.

    In a public performance artist Charles Clough and archaeologist Peter Biehl unroll early remnants of a massive layered scroll created in Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center and stored for 40 years in a storage shed. The intriguing paper relic reveals the drawings and traces of the group of young visual artists in Buffalo, including Charles Clough, Robert Longo, and Cindy Sherman, who founded Hallwalls in 1974. The film documents the performative unrolling in 2012 with interviews and historical photographs.

    Followed by a Presentation with:
    Charles Clough, Artist
    Peter F. Biehl, Archaeologist
    Sarah Elder, Filmmaker
    Laura McGough, Art Historian

    Sponsored by Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, UB Dept. of Media Study and the UB Art Galleries

    More info:
    Remains To Be Seen FB Event

  • Oct 25th 2016

    Sarah Elder’s film “The Drums of Winter” at Dipson Amherst Theater on Oct 25th.

    Sarah Elder’s award winning film  Drums of Winter (90m)  will be screened on Tuesday, October 25th at the Dipson Amherst Theater as part of Buffalo Film Seminar.

    7pm @ 3500 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14226

    An interview with Sarah Elder :


  • May 27th 2016

    Sarah Elder presenting at Anthropology, Weather and Climate Change 2016

    Here is a link to the event.

  • Nov 17th 2015

    Sarah Elder at the Society for Visual Anthropology 2015 Film & Media Festival

    Professor Sarah Elder served on the jury for The Society for Visual Anthropology’s Film and Media Festival as part of the American Anthropological Association, and will be in Denver, CO to coordinate and moderate the festival, which runs concurrently with the American Anthropological Associations annual conference, November 18-21, 2015 at the CO Convention Center.


  • Nov 11th 2014


    DMS professor Sarah Elder’s 1988 film, The Drums of Winter has been fully restored, thanks to support from the Rasmuson Foundation and its listing in the Film Preservation Registry by the Library of Congress. The film is now being featured at public showings across Alaska.



    Further information from University of Alaska’s Museum of the North

    Anchorage Press Review


  • Oct 10th 2013

    Documentary filmmaker Su Friedrich’s visit to UB

    Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Su Friedrich will be visiting the University at Buffalo for a screening of her work and an artist talk.

    THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24th, 2013:
    Retrospective of Su Friedrich’s films, Center for the Arts Screening Room 112, @ 6-8PM. To be hosted by the Global Culture and Media class, Department of Media Study. Opening remarks by Dr. Tanya Shilina-Conte, Department of Media Study and Sarah JM Kolberg, Departments of Visual Studies and Media Study.

    Films to be screened:
    Scar Tissue (1979)
    Gently Down the Stream (1981)
    But No One (1982)
    Ties That Bind (1985)
    Sink or Swim (1990)

    MONDAY, OCTOBER 28th, 2013:
    Friedrich will give a “clip talk” as part of the Visual Studies Speakers series. For each work, she will give a brief summary of the motivations, ideas, and formal concerns  involved in making the film. Center for the Arts Screening Room 112, @ 6:30 PM.

    Presented by: the Department of Visual Studies Speakers Series; The Leslie-Lohman Queer Art Lecture Series; The Department of Media Study; the Center for Global Media; the Graduate Group in Queer Studies and Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center.

    Su Friedrich is a leading figure in American and European independent experimental film and video. Her films regularly mix things up by combining elements of narrative, avant-garde, documentary, and experimental genres, and move fluidly between the personal and the political, between autobiographical films about family and the investigation of society’s notions of sexual identity. Su Friedrich is the recipient of the Cal Arts Alpert Award in the Arts and has received fellowships from the Rockefeller Foundation and  John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, as well as numerous grants from the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, Independent Television Service, and the Jerome Foundation. Her films and videos  have been the subject of retrospectives at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Rotterdam International Film Festival, The Stadtkino in Vienna, the Pacific Cinematheque in Vancouver, the National Film Theater in London, and many others. Friedrich’s work is part of the collection at the Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Royal Film Archive of Belgium, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, and the National Library of Australia. Her complete original film materials are being conserved at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Film Archive in Los Angeles. Friedrich’s films have won many awards, including: for The Odds of Recovery, Best Documentary at Identities Festival in Vienna; for Hide and Seek, Best Narrative Film Award at the Athens International Film Festival, Outstanding Documentary Feature at Outfest ’97 in Los Angeles, Special Jury Award at the New York Gay & Lesbian Film Festival and Juror’s Choice Award at the Charlotte Film Festival; for Sink or Swim, Grand Prix at the Melbourne Film Festival, the Golden Gate Award at the San Francisco International Film Festival, Gold Juror’s Choice Award at the Charlotte Film and Video Festival, Special Jury Award at the Atlanta Film Festival and Best Experimental Film Award at the USA Short Film and Video Festival; for Damned If You Don’t, Best Experimental Film Award at the Athens Film Festival and Best Experimental Narrative Award at the Atlanta Film Festival; and for Cool Hands, Warm Heart, Special Merit Award at the Athens Film Festival. Friedrich also won the Peter S. Reed Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000.

    For more information visit Su Friedrich’s home page or wikipedia entry.

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  • Oct 29th 2011

    Le Tourneau & Minty: Visiting Filmmakers


    Visiting 16mm Filmmakers Alain LeTourneau and Pam Minty
    Where: Center for the Arts, Room 235, @ 3:00-5:00pm
    When: Thursday, November 3, 2011

    All are invited to attend.

    16mm: Form & Format
    A conversation and screening with film artists Alain LeTourneau and Pam Minty to be followed by a screening at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center.

    Pam Minty is a Portland, Oregon based filmmaker, sound recordist and manager of the Film Education Program at the Northwest Film Center School.

    Alain LeTourneau is a filmmaker, photographer and film preservationist engaged in efforts to sustain the 16mm format as a viable production and exhibition format. His film and video work has screened at media arts venues and festivals in Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and Toronto.

    In 2000, Pam Minty began programming 16mm films with Alain LeTourneau, under the name 40 Frames which provides technical consultation and service work to individuals and organizations, exhibition of 16mm film prints, and on-going preservation work. In 2008, 40 Frames transitioned to a new scope of work involving the completion of two major projects: the web resource 16mm Directory and the film Empty Quarter, a 16mm experimental documentary about rural Southeast Oregon. The team works with 16mm black and white film, using the traditional tools of flatbed, mag film recorder, and rewind bench as well as digital video crossover. Alain LeTourneau is also engaged in film/video installation work and is in-progress on a new project about Portland neighborhoods.

    Empty Quarter is a film about the region of Southeast Oregon, an area populated by ranching and farming communities and also a landscape that is rich with diversity, as seen by the presence of East Indian families, Japanese families, ancestors of Basque sheep herders, home to the Paiute tribes people, and to Latinos who have come to help work the land. Rather than subscribe to a modern form of documentary replete with talking heads and B-roll images, Empty Quarter presents stark portraits waiting to be explored and digested by the viewer. Their meaning can be felt in the slow process of accumulation and measured response.

    For further information about the workshop contact:
    Sarah Elder
    at or
    Carl Lee at

  • Dec 18th 2009

    SARAH ELDER awarded Civic Engagement & Public Policy Fellowship

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    Professor Sarah Elder is among the the first fellows to receive UB’s Civic Engagement and Public Policy research initiative award.

    Quoted from the UB News Center:

    BUFFALO, N.Y. — The University at Buffalo has named the first fellows to be funded by the university’s Civic Engagement and Public Policy (CEPP) research initiative, one of eight areas identified in the UB 2020 Strategic Plan as the embodiment of a particular tradition of excellence at the university.

    They will establish projects to address social justice issues linked to dramatic climate change in the town of Emmonak, Alaska; to urban agriculture and food security in Buffalo, N.Y.; and to schemes for publicly financing economic-development programs in Chester, Pa.

    The fellows are Sarah Elder, professor, Department of Media Study, and adjunct professor of anthropology; Christopher Mele, PhD, associate professor, Department of Sociology; and Sara Metcalf, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Geography.


    Elder, an internationally celebrated, award-winning ethnographic filmmaker is known in particular for her 25 years of documentary work among Alaskan Eskimos and other indigenous Arctic peoples. She will conduct a project titled “Surviving Climate Change: Impacts, Responses, Strategies and Resilience in an Alaska Native Village.”

    Using documentary video and ethnographic fieldwork, the project will research and document the economic and social consequences of climate change in the remote Yup’ik Eskimo village of Emmonak, Alaska, which sits on the Yukon River and the Bering Sea coast.

    Read the full press release here: