Visiting Filmmakers Series

Every semester, the Visiting Filmmakers Series at Mason brings to campus a variety of films and artists. That variety has a shape and mission: the Series is committed to supporting social justice, diverse and inclusive filmmaking, and innovative artists. The work of our guests is provocative, groundbreaking, politically engaged, anti-racist and inclusive.

Nov4
Nov 4: Visiting Filmmakers Series, Mason’s Colleges and Schools, and Office of Research, Innovation, and Economic Impact present: Picture a Scientist with Ian Cheney and Sharon Shattuck

Visiting Filmmakers Series, Mason’s Colleges and Schools, and Office of Research, Innovation, and Economic Impact present: Picture a Scientist with Ian Cheney and Sharon Shattuck

Thursday, November 4, 2021 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Johnson Center, Cinema

Picture a Scientist chronicles the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists, recounting the biases and abuses they've encountered. The film offers fresh perspectives on how to make science more diverse, equitable, and open to all.

Details »
Nov18
Nov 11  Visiting Filmmakers Series: Astria Suparak: "Asian Futures, Without Asians"

Visiting Filmmakers Series and Women and Gender Studies present: Astria Suparak: "Asian Futures, Without Asians"

Thursday, November 18, 2021 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Online Location

“What does it mean when so many white filmmakers envision futures inflected by Asian culture, but devoid of actual Asian people?” Part critical analysis, part reflective essay and sprinkled throughout with humor, justified anger, and acerbic observations, this one-hour illustrated lecture examines over fifty years of American science fiction cinema through the lens of Asian appropriation and whitewashing.

Details »