Faculty Publish and Present
John Lessard presented the paper, Community and Ereignis in Andreas Dresen's Wende film Stilles Land, at a German Studies Conference on The Neighbor held in March at the University of California, Berkeley.
Courtney Lehmann had her book on "Screen Adaptations: Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet" published. Susan Elkin's Stage Blog refers to the book as follows: "A must, I think, for film studies students and of interest to anyone working on 'Romeo and Juliet' either as set text or for performance."
John Lessard had his article "From Lamps to Enlightened Materialism: Naum Gabo and the Problem of Functionalist Design" published in Modernism/modernity.
New Brubeck Documentary Co-Produced by Dr. McCarthy and Executive-Produced by Clint Eastwood
A new documentary about jazz legend Dave Brubeck premiered on television Monday, December 6, Brubeck's 90th birthday. The documentary "Dave Brubeck: In His Own Sweet Way" aired on Turner Classic Movies (TCM) at 2:00 p.m. (5 p.m. Eastern Time).
What's so special about this documentary? Clint Eastwood is the executive producer, for one thing. And the documentary was co-produced by Pacific's own Dr. Patti McCarthy, a professor in the Film Studies Program. Dr. McCarthy has been actively involved in the film's day-to-day production, serving as support and go to person to Bruce Ricker, an Emmy-nominated producer/director. Learn more
Radio Interview: Dr. McCarthy is interviewed about the documentary by Paul Conley in this segment on Capital Public Radio. Click on the audio link under the Brubeck photo near the "Happy Birthday Dave" heading.