1984, 40 Years After: Rediscovering a Pivotal Year in American Independent Cinema

Event details

Thursday, April 18, 2024 from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM


Special Collections Research Center, Hatcher Library South

Event typeReception/Open House
SeriesThird Thursdays at the Library

Students in FTVM 435 have spent this semester engaged in studying the films and documents of the Mavericks & Makers Collection with a keen eye toward those films made in 1984. Students will share documents found within the archival boxes and present poster boards designed to explore specific thematic concepts. Films include "The Brother from Another Planet," "Choose Me," "Stop Making Sense," "Swing Shift," and "Secret Honor" (filmed on the U-M Campus at the Martha Cook Building.)

Poster session presentations will begin at 4:15 pm. Join us in the Special Collections Research Center on the 6th floor of the Hatcher Library.

Join us for this Third Thursdays at the Library series, where curators share highlights from the library's vast collections.

Still shots from the movies "Stop Making Sense," "The Brother from Another Planet," and "Choose Me."


Library contact

Philip A Hallman · phallman@umich.edu

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