On-Campus Events and Organizations

St. Olaf Film Production Society (student organization)

Film Production Society (FPS) is an organization dedicated to the creation of films in all aspects (writing, directing, filming, acting, sound, editing, etc.) as well as providing a place for St. Olaf filmmakers to network and keep informed about film-related activities on campus. Meetings are at 6:30 on occasional Sundays, typically in BC 142. Please contact Elena Christensen (christeg@stolaf.edu) to find out when and where our next meeting will be, what projects we are currently working on as an organization, or anything else you might be wondering about us or film on campus in general.

Q & A with Abderrahmane Sissako

Director of this year’s Oscar-nominated Timbuktu) conducted by St. Olaf faculty member.

  • Screening of Timbuktu March 30th 7:00 pm Weitz Center, sponsored by Carleton College
  • Screening of his films Life on Earth and October, April 2nd 7:30 pm, Walker Art Center.
  • Visit by Abderrahmane Sissako, April 3rd, Weitz Center, sponsored by Carleton College (time to be determined)

Living Nickelodeon

Lecture and performance by film theorist and historian Rick Altman. May 1st 7:00 pm, TOM 280.
Altman, the author of the recent prize-winning Columbia University Press book on Silent Film Sound will lecture on and recreate early film exhibition practices while exhorting the audience to join along. The Living Nickelodeon has played at the Chicago Art Institute, the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Buffalo International Film Festival, the Louvre Museum (France), among other venues and universities around the United States.