The Dr. John Haney Sessions

In this provocative and personal experimental short, four articulate children of Holocaust survivors participate in therapy sessions in which the therapist's perceptive, sarcastic, and occasionally irrelevant thoughts are printed in subtitles across the screen. A very thoughtful and honest film. Soundtrack includes Philip Glass' "Facades."
Owen Shapiro > Director, Film Program > Syracuse University > Art Media Studies, Shaffer Art Building 103 > Crawford Avenue > Syracuse, NY 13224 > United States > Phone: 315-445-0692 Fax: 315-443-1303 > Phone: Cellular: > Email address: > Website Address: > Title(s): > Dr. John Haney Sessions (1983) 17 minutes, 16mm. An experimental doc about 4 second generation, children of Holocaust survivors, recalling stories of their survivor parents. Open Secrets (1984), 30 minutes, color, 16mm, story about a 10 year old boy who discovers that his parent survived the concentration camps Thomas Szasz and the Myth of Mental Illnes (1989) 60 minutes, color, 16mm, experimental doc about arguably the most controversial psychiatrist of our time. The film features William Buckley Jr. and Alan Dershowitz. and Many Happy Returns (1995), 60 minutes, color, 16mm experimental doc about Jewish Seniors in a summer camp in Brewster, NY Trading Stories: the Czech Republic; 1996-1999 (1999) 60 minutes, video. An experimental ethnographic doc about Jewish property restitution in the Czech Republic. Prisoners of Freedom: Greta's Story (2001) 30 minute, video about the 982 refugees at Fort Ontario, New York, allowed into this country by Pres. Roosevelt in 1944. This is one of a 5 film project that involves over thirty of these refugees and their children and grandchildren Education 1966 Master of Fine Arts, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY 1964 Bachelor of Industrial Design, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY Employment History 1973 ­ Present Professor and Director of the Film Program, Department of Art Media Studies, College of Visual and Performing Arts, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York … Chair, Department of Art Media Studies (Film, Video, Computer Graphics, and Photography) 1992 ­ 1995 and 1999 1984 ­ Present Elder Hostel Professor, Educational Alliance, Brewster, NY 1988 ­ 1989 Fulbright Scholar, Tel-Aviv University, Israel 1966 ­ 1973 Assistant Professor of Film and Photography, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, Michigan Administrative Experience at Syracuse University … Designed and Developed BFA and MFA Film curricula. … Designed space and furniture for film editing, animation, sound studio, lighting studio, and film studies research lab for new film facility, Shaffer Art Building. … Responsible for the administration and operation of all filmmaking and film studies facilities. … Supervise all film faculty, teaching assistants, graduate assistants, and work study employees. … Administer course scheduling. … Develop and Administer film program budget. … Supervise film alumni and professional liaison. … Direct faculty search committees. … Mentor new faculty … Advisor for BFA and MFA students and student thesis projects. … Faculty mentor for Future Professorate Program (a university-wide responsibility for supervising, evaluating, and teaching graduate assistants to develop course syllabi and teaching methodologies). … Administer student film showcases in the greater Syracuse area. … Administer student film submissions to national and international film festivals. … Developed and Administered Summer Film Program for Syracuse University at West Surrey College of Art and Design, Surrey, England, 1976 -1979 University, Community, and Professional Committee and Consultant Work … Member, College of Visual and Performing Arts committee on Innovative Curricula. … Member, School of Art and Design Executive Council. … Member, School of Art and Design Chairs Council. … Member, School of Art and Design Ad-hoc Committee on Graduate Studies … Member, School of Art and Design "Core Group" (an advisory committee on the "future of the school"). … Member, Art Media Studies Promotion and Tenure Committee. … Advisor, Hillel for its Jewish Film Festival. … Consultant, Annual Holocaust Remembrance Day, Syracuse, N.Y. … Consultant, Department of Film and Television, Tel-Aviv University, Israel … Consultant, Educational Alliance Elder Hostel Program, Brewster, NY … Member, Middle East Caucus, Society for Cinema Studies. … Consultant, Jersey City College Media Arts Department, NJ, 1991-1995. … Consultant, Charles Revson Foundation course development text on Israeli Cinema, 1994 … Conference Director and Host, Society for Cinema Studies Annual Conference, Syracuse, N.Y. 1980 and 1994 … Chair and member Fulbright Committee in Communications, Washington, DC 1990 ­ 1993 Teaching Experience Filmmaking Studio Courses Film Studies Courses Physical Aspects (intro to 16mm production) Film Aesthetics Narrative Structures (intro to sync sound) Problems of Film Perception Experimental Production Surrealism and the Fantastic Senior Project Problems of Intertext Directing Music and Art in Film Scriptwriting Experimental Forms Graduate Project Hispanic Cinema Graduate Thesis Project and Narrative Structures Cinema Acting/Directing Luis Bunuel Science Fiction and Fantasy Godard and Experimental Narrative Holocaust Cinema Israeli Cinema Film Pornography Food and Dance in Film: The Semiotics of Coding Theory of Narrative Major Screenings, Awards, and Honors 2000 - Trading Stories: the Czech Republic; 1996-1999 … Screening at FAMU, Prague, Czech Republic … Conference on the Study of Nations, Columbia University, NY … Mount Holyoke College, Amherst, Mass 1999 ­ Trading Stories: the Czech Republic; 1996-1999 … Dallas International Video Festival, Dallas, Texas … Anthropology Department, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 1997 - and Many Happy Returns … Free Speech TV cable broadcast on 60 stations nationwide 1996 - and Many Happy Returns … 1st Prize, Athens International Film Festival, Ohio … 1st Prize Jewish Video Festival, Berkeley, CA … Director¹s Citation, Black Maria Film and Video Festival, NJ … Invited to Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia … Invited to World Wide Film and Video Festival, Berlin, Germany … Tel-Aviv Cinematheque, Israel … Jerusalem Cinematheque, Israel 1995 - and Many Happy Returns … Premiere Screening, Manlius Cinema, Manlius, NY … Rome Art Center, Rome, NY 1994 - Thomas Szasz and the Myth of Mental Illness … Society for Cinema Studies Conference, Syracuse, NY The Dr. John Haney Sessions … Holocaust Remembrance Day, Morrisville, New Jersey, New York City, Portland, Oregon, Tel-Aviv, Israel, London, England 1993 - Thomas Szasz and the Myth of Mental Illness … Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. … 220 prints and videos sold to universities and libraries, world-wide 1991 - Thomas Szasz and the Myth of Mental Illness … 8th Biennial John Muir Medical Center Film Festival, Walnut Creek, CA 1990 - Thomas Szasz and the Myth of Mental Illness … Athens International Film Festival, Ohio … Jerusalem Cinematheque, Israel … Haifa Cinematheque, Israel … Tel-Aviv Cinematheque, Israel … WCNY, a PBS affiliate, broadcast, Syracuse, NY … American Psychoanalytic Association Conference, Boston, Mass. Highway Girl … London Filmmakers Cooperative Showcase, England … Haifa Cinematheque, Israel … Utica College, Utica, NY The Dr. John Haney Sessions … Haifa Cinematheque, Israel … National Symposium of Psychiatrists, Psychologists, and Social Workers, Tel-Aviv, Israel 1988 - The Dr. John Haney Sessions … London Jewish Film Festival, England … National Film Theater, London, England Highway Girl … Athens International Film Festival, Ohio Open Secrets … Tel-Aviv Cinematheque, Israel The Dr. John Haney Sessions … Tel-Aviv Cinematheque, Israel Metamorphic Architecture … Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark 1987 - Highway Girl … Orion Theater, Tel-Aviv, Israel … Tel-Aviv Cinematheque, Israel … Jerusalem Cinematheque, Israel … Camera Obscura, Tel-Aviv, Israel … University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont … Media Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY Open Secrets … Jerusalem Cinematheque, Israel … Tel-Aviv Cinematheque, Israel … Haifa Cinematheque, Israel The Dr. John Haney Sessions … Jerusalem Cinematheque, Israel … Tel-Aviv Cinematheque, Israel … Haifa Cinematheque, Israel … Camera Obscura, Tel-Aviv, Israel … Fastlich Seminars, Tel-Aviv University, Israel … Generation of Continuance, Tel-Aviv, Israel … University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont 1986 ­ Open Secrets … Tel-Aviv University, Israel … Holocaust Remembrance Day, Elmira, NY The Dr. John Haney Sessions … San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, San Francisco, CA … C.E.P.E. Gallery, Buffalo, NY … Tel-Aviv University, Israel … Holocaust Remembrance Day, Elmira, NY This That and Everything … Cazanovia College Art Gallery, Cazanovia, NY This That and Everything No. 2 … Cazanovia College Art Gallery, Cazanovia, NY Chameleon … Frames of Mind Exposition, Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica, NY 1985 - Open Secrets … Colgate University Holocaust Remembrance Day, Hamilton, NY The Dr. John Haney Sessions … Colgate University Holocaust Remembrance Day, Hamilton, NY 1984 - This That and Everything … Videopool, Winnipeg, Canada This That and Everything No. 2 … Videopool, Winnipeg, Canada 1983 - Taped Sessions … American Independent Film Expo Invitational, Hong Kong This That and Everything … Moving Space Gallery, San Francisco, CA This That and Everything No. 2 … Moving Space Gallery, San Francisco, CA Act 2 … American Independent Film Expo Invitational, Hong Kong Begin Now What Will Be … American Independent Film Expo Invitational, Hong Kong 1982 - Taped Sessions … Athens International Film Festival, Ohio … London Filmmakers Cooperative Showcase, England … Filmworks, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio This That and Everything … Athens International Video Festival, Ohio … Hall Walls Gallery, Buffalo, NY … Ontario College of Art, Women¹s Studies Symposium, Toronto, Canada … Permanent collection, Long Beach Museum of Art, CA and Art Metropole, Toronto, Canada Act 2 … Filmworks, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio 1981 - Paradigms … Athens International Film Festival, Ohio 1980 - Act 2 … Golden Athena, best short film, Athens International Film Festival, Ohio … New York Independent Filmmakers Exposition, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, NYC … London Filmmakers Cooperative Showcase, England Metamorphic Architecture … International Conference on Architecture, Moscow, USSR … International Conference on Architecture, MIT, Cambridge, Mass. 1979 - Chameleon … London Filmmakers Cooperative Showcase, England 1978 ­ The Last Resort … Merit Prize, Screenwriting competition, Athens International Film Festival, Ohio 1978 - Chameleon … Edinburgh International Film Festival, Scotland … Athens International Film Festival, Ohio … Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY … Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY … London Filmmakers Cooperative Showcase, England Begin Now What Will Be … Festival Henri Langlois, Tours, France 1977 - Begin Now What Will Be … Athens International Film Festival, Ohio … Chicago International Film Festival, Illinois … Cinemedia, Rochester, NY … Artists For Democracy Gallery, London, England Hide and Seek … Cinemedia, Rochester, NY … Artists For Democracy Gallery, London, England A Public Service Announcement … Cinemedia, Rochester, NY 1976 ­ Begin Now What Will Be … Cinematheque Francaise, "Homage ­ Owen Shapiro" Paris, France Metamorphic Architecture … International Conference on Architecture, Warsaw, Poland … International Conference on Architecture, Montreal, Canada Hide and Seek … Cinematheque Francaise, "Homage ­ Owen Shapiro" Paris, France … National Independent Filmmakers Expo, Brooklyn Academy Of Art, NY … Film Series, Wilmington, Delaware A Public Service Announcement … Cinematheque Francaise, "Homage ­ Owen Shapiro" Paris, France Search and Discovery of A Victim … Cinematheque Francaise, Paris, "Homage ­ Owen Shapiro" … Douglas Film Festival, New Brunswick, NJ … National Independent Filmmakers Expo, NYU Graduate Center, NYC … Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY 1974 - A Public Service Announcement … TV broadcast, channels 9 and 51, NYC 1973 - A Public Service Announcement … Special Jury Award, American International Film Festival, Washington, DC 1970 - A Flicker of Blank Sprocket Holes … San Francisco International Film Festival, CA … National Independent Filmmakers Expo, Brooklyn Academy Of Art, NY Films Reviewed 1998 - The Dr. John Haney Sessions and Open Secrets … Children Of Job: American Second-Generation Witnesses to the Holocaust by Alan Berger, State University of New York Press, Chapter 5 … Paper on "Second Generation Films" by Michal Friedman, International Conference in Film Studies, Tel-Aviv Cinematheque, Israel 1992 - Thomas Szasz and the Myth of Mental Illness … "Cinema Journal", Israel 1990 - Thomas Szasz and the Myth of Mental Illness … "Ha-aretz" (newspaper), Israel 1988 - The Dr. John Haney Sessions and Open Secrets … "Ha-er" Arts Magazine, Israel 1985 - Open Secrets … "Afterimage" article by Lester Friedman 1984 - The Dr. John Haney Sessions … "Afterimage" article by Lester Friedman Taped Sessions … "South China Morning Post" Hong Kong Act 2 … "South China Morning Press" Hong Kong 1982 - Taped Sessions … "Time Out" London, England Act 2 … "Time Out" London, England Chameleon … "Time Out" London, England 1980 - Act 2 … "Filmmakers Newsletter" article by Edgar Daniels 1979 - Chameleon … "Afterimage" article by Scott McDonald 1977 - Begin Now What Will Be … "Filmmakers Newsletter" article by Edgar Daniels Publications and Conference Papers 1990 - Present "Point Of Contact" … Associate Editor for this international arts journal (literature, media, music, and fine arts) 2000 - "Israeli Cinema" chapter in the book International Film Industries edited by Gorham Kindem, Southern Illinois University Press 1999 - "David Perlov¹s Diary" … Invited paper for the national honoring of David Perlov, Tel-Aviv, Israel 1998 - "Seeing the Personal: Two Israeli Masterpieces" … Invited paper, International Symposium on Film Studies, Tel-Aviv, Israel … Society for Cinema Studies, San Diego, CA 1997 - "Music and Film: A Conversation with Philip Glass" … Article written with Andrew Waggoner, "Point of Contact" " Filmmaking and Ethnic Boundaries: A Conversation with Wayne Wang" … Article written with Chen-Tsung Yau, "Point of Contact" "Israeli Cinema" … Invited chapter for book on international cinemas, edited by Hap Kindem, University of North Carolina 1996 - "Pornography: the Last Challenge to Cinematic Narrative" … Invited paper, International Symposium on Film Studies, Tel-Aviv, Israel 1994 - "Visual Strategy and Point-of-View in Israeli Cinema" … Society for Cinema Studies Conference, Syracuse, NY … Invited paper, International Symposium on Film Studies, Tel-Aviv, Israel 1993 - "Imaging the Holocaust" … Society for Cinema Studies, New Orleans, Louisiana 1992 - "Documentary Theory and Practice" … Society for Cinema Studies, Pittsburgh, PA "Theory of Film Acting" … Keynote paper, International Symposium, International Student Film Festival, Tel-Aviv, Israel "David Mamet¹s On Directing" … Film Literature Quarterly 1991 - "Confronting the Audience: Films on Children of Survivors" … Society for Cinema Studies, USC, CA 1990 - "Their Holocaust Upon Seeing Ours" … Article written with Tom Friedmann, translated and published in Hebrew for "Cinema Journal" Tel-Aviv, Israel … Lecture, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel "Music and Sound in Film" … Introductory paper, International Symposium: International Student Film Festival, Tel-Aviv, Israel 1989 - "Their Holocaust Upon Seeing Ours" … Article written with Tom Friedmann, "Jump Cut" "The Dr. John Haney Sessions" … Paper for the International Conference on Jewish Film and Jewish Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. 1988 - "Theory of the Script as Pre-textual Construction" … International Symposium on Scriptwriting, Tel-Aviv University, Israel 1986 - "Re-constructing Bunuel" … Article written with Pedro Cuperman, "LAMP 1986" 1985 - "The Artist As Critic" … Invited paper, "Criticism On the Cumberland" Austen Peay University, Tenn. "The Winter There Was Very Little Snow: the Films of Walter Ungerer" … Article for "LAMP 1985" "Re-constructing Bunuel" … Society for Cinema Studies, NYU, NY 1984 - "The Imaginary Text of the Critic" … "Critical Investigations" symposium, St. Laurence University, NY 1983 - "The Avant Garde in Film and Television" … Society for Cinema Studies, University of Pittsburgh, PA 1979 - "Film Theory and the Tree of Life" … Society for Cinema Studies, San Francisco State, CA Additional Professional Activities … Panelist, Media Arts, Ohio Arts Council, 1998 … Judge, International Student Film Festival, Tel-Aviv, Israel 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996 … Chair of Arts and Humanities Curriculum Committee, Manlius Pebble High School, Manlius, NY 1995 ­ 1996 … Panelist, New York Foundation for the Arts, Film, 1994 … Originated, organized and operated the Critical Studies Seminars, an all-university faculty symposium on the arts. Syracuse University, 1989 ­ 1994 … Judge, Black Maria Film and Video Festival, NJ, 1989 … Judge, New York Independent Film and Video Festival, BACA, 1989 … Co- Director, National Independent Filmmakers Expo, 1972 ­ 1979 Grants 2001 - $1,000 … From the Cultural Resource Council of Central New York for the production of Prisoners of Freedom, a 2 hour video docu/drama on 1000 European refugees placed in an abandoned army barrack in Oswego, NY in 1944. Other grants are pending. 2000 - $7,000 … New York Foundation for the Arts for Prisoners of Freedom $16,000 … Syracuse University for Prisoners of Freedom $3,000 … Charney Foundation for Prisoners of Freedom $1,500 … Niagara Council for the Arts for Prisoners of Freedom $1,000 … Cultural Resource Council of Central New York for Prisoners of Freedom 1997 - $3,000 … From Eastman Kodak for Outstanding Film School 1994 - $7,500 … For the production of and Many Happy Returns, Syracuse University 1993 - $3,000 … From Eastman Kodak for Outstanding Film School 1991 - $4,000 … From the Academy Foundation, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for Outstanding Film School 1989 - $8,000 … For the production of Learning With Shakespeare, New York State Council for the Arts 1988 - $35,000 … For the production of Thomas Szasz and the Myth of Mental Illness, Health Science Center, State University of NY, the Hartenstein Foundation 1988 - $6,500 … For the production of L¹Chaim, Isabelle Friedman Elder Center 1983 - $10,000 … For the production of The Dr. John Haney Sessions and Open Secrets, The American Jewish Congress, the 1939 Club, World Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors, and the Syracuse Jewish Federation 1980 - $5,000 … For the production of Paradigms, Ford Foundation 1978 - $5,000 … For the production of Chameleon, Ford Foundation 1975 - $3,000 … For the production of Hide and Seek, Collaborations In Art, Science, and Technology 1974 - $3,000 … For the production of Search and Discovery of a Victim, Collaboration In Art, Science, and Technology 1972 - $10,000 … For the production of A Public Service Announcement, Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC, and the Alger-Marquette Community Action Board, Michigan 1972 - $6,000 … For the production of Re-orientation, Northern Michigan University 1970 - $9,000 … For the production of Its Dark In The Woods Isn¹t It?, Northern Michigan University Projects in Progress … Chamber of Multiplying Mirrors, a film theory book written with Pedro Cuperman explores issues of intertextuality, parallelism, visual strategy, and the sound/image relationship. … Prisoners of Freedom, a feature length docu/drama, shot in digital video for blow up to 35mm, on a group of 1000 European refugees held in an abandoned army barracks from 1944 until the end of WW2. To be completed in May, 2001. References … J. Leighton Pierce, film/video maker, University of Iowa 319-353-2260 leighton-pierce@uiowa.edu … Peter Wollen, filmmaker/film theorist, UCLA 310-441-9145 Pwollen@ucla.edu … Walter Ungerer, filmmaker/computer graphic artist 802-223-3369 Ungerer@plainfield.bypass.com
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