Welcome to Cinema at East Tennessee State University. Cinema offerings include a robust film major in the department of Media & Communication and an engaging minor in film studies in the department of Literature & Language. In these programs, our students have opportunities to create, discuss, dissect, and produce narrative, documentary, and experimental film.
September 14th @ 7pm
Screening of "Hale County This Morning, Hale County This Evening"
Directed by RaMell Ross
Ball Hall Auditorium
Full of sublime moments, the film immerses the viewer in the southern Black American experience in a place where Walker Evans and James Agee once chronicled the lives of poor white sharecropping families in Let Us Now Praise Famous Men in the 1930s, but today is an oft-misunderstood African American community. The film is “pure cinematic poetry” wrote A.O. Scott in The New York Times. --PBS/Independent Lens
September 20th & 27th & October 4th @ 8pm
Tennessee Film Nights
111 McClure Street, Johnson City, TN 37604
In case of rain, event is cancelled
Films made in Tennessee screen outdoors at the Atlantic Alehhouse's beer garden.
October 28th @ 8pm
215 E Main Street, Johnson City, TN 37604
Showcase of short horror films from local filmmakers.
March 3, 2023
52 Film Fest (additional info coming soon)
You and your team have 52 hours to make a film in downtown Johnson City. A screening of all completed films follows the competition.
March 31-April 1st
Center for Cinema Convening #3
Our inaugural event, a two-day online symposium, Science & Fictions, took place on May 14 & 15, 2021. Event Archive HERE.