History of Films Workshop

History and Genre of Films Workshop


Sunday, Sept 22nd, 2019
9:00 AM at
Theater Arts Bldg

Hosted by: Professor David Rothman, Montgomery College and Mansoor Ahmed

Don’t just sit there and let the film you are watching fly by you. Taking an active role in watching the film by recognizing the various narrative genre forms and structures of film. Enhance your film watching experience by having a better understanding of the elements of a film and their relative priorities within a given film genre.  The workshop is designed for the film audience as well as filmmakers.

Professor David Rothman:
Prof. Rothman is the lead faculty member for the Introduction to Human Communication courses on the Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus of Montgomery College, as well a regular instructor for Introduction to Film. In addition, Prof. Rothman serves as chair for the collegewide General Education Committee. He holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees from the University of Maryland, as well as an associate’s degree from Montgomery College, all in theatre. He has also performed on stage in local professional theatre appearing in productions for Studio Theatre, Spooky Action Theatre, Source Theatre, Round House Theatre, Classika Theatre, and the Washington Revels. He has also understudied for roles at the Folger and Shakespeare theatres.

Mansoor Ahmed’s (Moonie) passion for films can be traced back to his childhood days where he lived across the street from the only English language cinema hall in the city, and became mesmerized by the world of film. Over the years he has acquired a deeper understanding of films and filmmaking. As a founding member of Storytellers, Mansoor has been making films since 2002. He has directed a feature-length film, Bhool and has been involved in more than a dozen short films in various capacities.