Panel Discussion: "Cinema Guild and Campus Film Societies: Their History and Legacy"


March's 61st Ann Arbor Film Festival (AAFF) was also the soft launch of Frank Uhle's new book, Cinema Ann Arbor, which officially comes out in June.

Uhle hosted a panel at AAFF, "Cinema Guild and Campus Film Societies: Their History and Legacy," a topic covered in the book, documenting the groups who brought cutting-edge films to the University of Michigan—and the controversies that sometimes ensued.

We interviewed Uhle about the film societies in a preview article for this panel discussion—check it out here—which included former U-M film society members Hugh Cohen, Dave DeVarti, Philip Hallman, and Anne Moray.

You can now view the panel discussion in the video above.

➥ "Societies of Cinema: Frank Uhle creates AADL exhibit, hosts a roundtable at the 61st Ann Arbor Film Fest discussing the cultural influence of campus film groups" [Pulp, March 14, 2023]
➥ "creative:impact - Frank Uhle has screened it all" [WEMU, March 21, 2023]
➥ "New book by local author chronicles Ann Arbor film scene's 'anarchistic' roots in U-M student groups" [Concentrate, March 29, 2023]
➥ "Cinema Ann Arbor – Archives" [AADL]