Tag - Matthew Buzzell

Jedis, Buddhism and the translational power of film

In 2015, when it dawned on us that watching new Star Wars movies would soon become a holiday tradition, we thought to ourselves: What can we learn from the story behind the stories we love? First published in Dec. 2015, this article, written by a die-hard fan, sought to explore that question. The...

Students produce music video for indie rock band

When the world-renowned indie rock band Luna needed a music video for their song “Friends,“ they called on Emmy-nominated filmmaker and Augusta University Communication Professor Matthew Buzzell to direct the project. Buzzell’s relationship with Luna stems back over a decade when he chronicled the...

Cinema Series kicks off with two films and a Q&A

Augusta University’s popular Cinema Series returns Thursday with two films by producer and screenwriter Toby Halbrooks. Halbrooks will be on hand for a Q&A after both the 2016 reimagining of Pete’s Dragon, which will screen at 1 p.m., and A Ghost Story, which will begin at 7 p.m. Both films...

Art meets science in “Natural Infinity”

Video by Tim Jackson Films At Augusta University’s third LASER talk on Feb. 21, leaders in the field of science and art discussed topics ranging from art history to the use of low-fidelity simulation models for minimally invasive surgery. Brian Rust, professor of art, is a sculptor and was...

Cinema Series brings Italy to the Summerville Campus

Cinema Series brings Italy to the Summerville Campus Cinema Italian Style, the final Cinema Series event of the academic year, takes place this Saturday, April 23. Billed as a day of Italian cinema and designed like a film festival, the screenings start at 1 p.m., but people are encouraged to...

Buzzell to exhibit French film poster collection

Augusta University Assistant Professor Matthew Buzzell, an award-winning filmmaker who co-chairs the popular Cinema Series, will be exhibiting approximately 20 of his large-format French film posters at the Westobou Gallery at 1129 Broad Street in Augusta. The show, which runs through March 25...

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