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Symposium Explores the Art & Business of Independent Cinema

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Tastemaker International: Ira Deutchman and the Art & Business of Independent Cinema

Ira Deutchman loves movies. He's spent the better part of the last forty-five years watching, studying, distributing, marketing and producing them.  As a film marketer, he has half-jokingly said that his job is to get butts into seats, and he is a master of doing just that. Since the mid-1970s, when he joined influential indie and foreign film distributor Cinema 5, his impact on shaping and influencing the taste of American filmgoers interested in specialty films has been enormous.

The inclusion of Deutchman’s  papers into the University of Michigan’s Screen Arts Mavericks & Makers collection makes a concrete connection in our understanding of what a filmmaker does and how an audience gets to see it.  He has worked with fellow U-M mavericks Robert Altman, John Sayles, Alan Rudolph and Nancy Savoca and strengthens our sense of what makes their work unique and compelling.

U-M Bicentennial Celebrations

The University of Michigan celebrates its 200th anniversary in 2017. The University Library marks this milestone with exhibits, lectures, publications, and more. This list features signature library activities as well as cross-campus collaborations in which the library is a key partner.

All library events are free and open to the public.
Check back often for new events and additional information.

Online Exhibits and Digital Collections
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Units across campus will be looking back at U-M’s past contributions and challenges and looking ahead to its next century and the state of public higher education in the United States. View a listing of bicentennial events taking place across campus.