The Media Studies and Film at The New School presents the Fifth Annual
Dorothy H. Hirshon Film Festival hosted by acclaimed filmmaker John
Cameron Mitchell. Mitchell is the artist-in-residence for this year¹s
festival, which focuses on ³The Cinema of Transgression.² A public
screening of Mitchell¹s 2001 film Hedwig and the Angry Inch will take
place on Friday, April 13. A Q&A session with the filmmaker will follow
the screening. The festival culminates with the 29th Annual New School
Invitational Film Show on May 5, which presents this year¹s outstanding
New School student films.
John Cameron Mitchell is an actor-director-writer who won two Obie
awards for his original stage play Hedwig and the Angry Inch, which was
later adapted for the big screen. Mitchell¹s most recent work, Shortbus,
is an examination of modern sexual relationships which premiered at the
2006 Cannes Film Festival.
Friday, April 13, 7 p.m: Hedwig and the Angry Inch Screening and Q&A
Friday, May 5, 7 p.m.: 29th Annual New School Invitational Film Show
The New School, Tishman Auditorium
66 West 12th Street (between 5th and 6th Ave.)
John Cameron Mitchell, writer/director/filmmaker
Admission is free and open to the public.
For more information, the public should contact the department of Media
Studies and Film by calling 212.229.8903 or visiting
About Media Studies at The New School
The New School offered its first film course in 1926. Today The New
School Media Studies and Film program offers a master¹s degree in media
studies as well as certificate programs in film production,
screenwriting, media management and documentary media studies.
Throughout its 36-year-history, the Media Studies and Film program has
been committed to the essential relationship between media theory and
practice. In a world defined by rapidly changing information and
communication technologies, the program is focused on innovation yet
respectful of the integrity and potential contributions of all media
formats, providing state-of-the-art instruction in audio, video, film,
and multimedia. Today, more than 420 students are enrolled in the Media
Studies MA program, making it the largest program of its kind.