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Christopher Sieving

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Associate Professor

Christopher Sieving specializes in film history and analysis. His areas of interest include 1960s and 1970s world cinema, film genre, visual style and narrative, and African American film history. His articles have been published in The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics, and CultureThe Velvet Light Trap, Screening Noir, Journal of Popular Music Studies, and Journal of Communication Inquiry. He is the author of Soul Searching: Black-Themed Cinema from the March on Washington to the Rise of Blaxploitation (Wesleyan University Press, 2011), a social and industrial history of African American filmmaking from 1963 to 1970, and winner of the Richard Wall Memorial Award from the Theatre Library Association. He recently published Pleading the Blood: Bill Gunn's Ganja & Hess (2022) for Indiana University Press.


Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison

Articles Featuring Christopher Sieving

Associate Professor Dr. Christopher Sieving has published a new book on the history of Bill Gunn's cult classic Ganja & HessPleading the Blood is now available from…

Events featuring Christopher Sieving
Balcony Theatre | Room 400

Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in... Hollywood offers a stylish tribute to 1960s American movie culture along with a fantasy about Sharon Tate, hippies, and the Manson family, all bathed in the retro colors and sounds of the era. As with every new Tarantino film, there have been immediate debates around his brash storytelling, revisions of…

Room 400 (Balcony Theatre)

In the late 1960s, under pressure from various social critics and government entities, Hollywood studios began to recruit African American directors for the first time: Warner Bros. hired Gordon Parks to adapt his novel The Learning Tree, and both Ossie Davis and Melvin Van Peebles found employment at United Artists. In addition, the actor-writer…

Room 400 | Fine Arts Building

Join us for a special screening of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, introduced by film studies faculty Christopher Sieving. Our upcoming production of Little Shop of Horrors takes much of its influence from science fiction B-movies of the 50s and this 1956 classic arguably exemplifies those inspirations the best. Complete with…

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